|| October 8, 2009
|| Alison Sonntag, Chief Deputy Clerk
|| 360-337-4646 or firstname.lastname@example.org
office open Columbus Day
(Port Orchard, WA) – The County Clerk's office, as well
as most other County offices, are open Monday, October 12th. "This is a
great day for families to apply for passports," according to Alison Sonntag,
Chief Deputy Clerk.
"School holidays and County holidays usually coincide so it is sometimes
difficult to get the application started," said Sonntag. "With schools
closed and many Federal facilities on holiday schedules it's a great
opportunity to get it all done at once," she added.
If you, or your family, are making plans to travel out of the country
you will need a passport. If you are
applying for passports for children, remember that the child must be
present and consent from both parents is required for all children under the
age of 16. Applications are also available for passport cards, acceptable
for ground and sea passage into and out of Canada, Mexico,
the Caribbean and Bermuda.
Passport cards are not good when traveling by air. Passport card fees
are $20, plus a $25 execution fee. Regular passports are $75 for adults
(plus the $25 execution fee) and $60 for each child under 16 (plus the $25
The execution fee is part of the cost of the passport and must be paid
regardless of where the passport application is made. Execution fees are
payable to the County Clerk.
Passport fees are payable to the Department of State. All payment must be by
check or money order. Each application must have a separate check for the
Department of State. Families
may write one check for amounts due the
Each applicant must provide proof of citizenship, such
as a certified copy of a birth certificate or a former passport. Children
under 16 who have a former passport also need a certified birth certificate
to show parental relationship. Each applicant must also provide proof of
identity and two 2" x 2" color photos. Passport photos may be obtained from
several locations locally. You can have passport photos taken at the Clerk’s
Office. There is a $10 per person charge.
Additional information is available by calling
360-337-7164, from the Clerk’s website at
www.kitsapgov.com/clerk or at
www.travel.state.gov . The latter website also provides on-line forms,
which may be filled out and brought to the Clerk's office