January 31st, 2007 (updated February 2nd, 2007)
Contact: Alison Sonntag
Phone: (360) 337-4646
KITSAP COUNTY CLERK OFFERS PASSPORT FAIRS
ORCHARD, WA—Dave Peterson, Kitsap
County Clerk, wants to make it easier for citizens to apply for a passport.
"It is now necessary to have a passport to fly or arrive by sea into Canada
or Mexico and return. We have been inundated by passport applications.
Next year (at present the date is January 1, 2008), any crossing over our
borders will require a passport. To make it more convenient for people to
apply for this important document, we are, if effect, ‘taking our show on
the road’ with passport fairs to take passport applications in the south,
central and north parts of Kitsap County."
Information about the
fairs is as follows:
Mall, Saturday, February 24, 10 AM to 6 PM
Meeting, Kingston Jr. High, February 27, 7 to 9 PM. (9000 NE West
Kingston Rd., Kingston)
1. Everyone must apply in person
2. For children 14 and under, both parents
must be present (or possess a notarized consent from the absent parent)
3. Applicant needs proof of citizenship
(most commonly a certified copy of the birth certificate or old passport)
4. Applicant needs proof of identity (any
form of valid photo ID)
5. Applicant needs to pay by check or money
order: Fees - $67 for age 16 and above, $52 for up to age 15, plus a $30
processing fee for each passport (separate check or money order). Regular
passport processing takes 6-8 weeks. Expedited passports (2-3 weeks) require
an additional $60 per passport.
6. Applicant needs to bring two 2X2 photos
for each passport
7. Forms may be downloaded from the passport