PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

Passport Applications are processed on a walk-in basis from
8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Passport photo services available.
 

Passport Book vs Passport Card

passport     passport card

Passport Book

  • Valid for international travel by air, land and sea.
  • Applicants 16 and older, valid for 10 years.
  • Applicants under age 16, valid for 5 years.

Passport Card

  • NOT valid for international travel by air.
  • Only valid when entering the U.S. at land border crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
  • Applicants 16 and older, valid for 10 years.
  • Applicants under age 16, valid for 5 years.

When completing the Application, the applicant can choose to apply for the U.S. Passport Book, U.S. Passport Card or both.

Applicants

Applicants 18 or older and applying for the first time

Applicants 18 or older and current U.S. passport is valid but has been lost, stolen, or damaged

Applicants 18 or older and previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

Applicants ages 16 or 17

Applicants age 15 and under


Applicants 18 or older and applying for the first time

The applicant must apply in person and have the following when applying at our office:

  1. Passport Application (Form DS-11). Print Application on one side only, not back-to-back.
    Please note: You are required to list your Social Security Number on the Application.
  2. Passport Photo. At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements. Our office can take photos at the cost of $12.00.
  3. Proof of Citizenship.
    • Certified birth certificate which has been registered with the state in which you were born. The certified birth certificate must contain the applicant’s parent(s) full name(s).
      • Hospital ‘birth certificates’ are not acceptable.
      • Birth registrations are not acceptable.

    OR

    • Naturalization Certificate. Naturalized U.S. citizens must submit the original signed naturalization certificate in lieu of a birth certificate.
  4. Proof of Identity. Documents that are accepted as proof of identity, must be valid (not expired) and contain the applicant’s signature, are:
    • Driver’s License
    • State issued identification card
    • Government employee identification card
    • Military identification

  5. If your identification and/or permanent residence is out-of-state, a second form of identification is required. Please contact our office with questions on secondary identification options.
  6. Payment.

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Applicants 18 or older and current U.S. passport is valid but has been lost, stolen, or damaged

The applicant must apply in person and have the following when applying at our office:

  1. Passport Application (Form DS-11). Print Application on one side only, not back-to-back.
    Please note: You are required to list your Social Security Number on the Application.
  2. Passport Photo. At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements. Our office can take photos at the cost of $12.00.
  3. Proof of Citizenship.
    • Certified birth certificate which has been registered with the state in which you were born. The certified birth certificate must contain the applicant’s parent(s) full name(s).
      • Hospital ‘birth certificates’ are not acceptable.
      • Birth registrations are not acceptable.

    OR

    • Naturalization Certificate. Naturalized U.S. citizens must submit the original signed naturalization certificate in lieu of a birth certificate.
  4. Proof of Identity. Documents that are accepted as proof of identity, must be valid (not expired) and contain the applicant’s signature, are:
    • Driver’s License
    • State issued identification card
    • Government employee identification card
    •  Military identification

  5. If your identification and/or permanent residence is out-of-state, a second form of identification is required. Please contact our office with questions on secondary identification options.
  6. Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport. (Form DS-64), if not reported online at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/lost-stolen.html.
  7. Payment.

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Applicants 18 or older and previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

The applicant must apply in person and have the following when applying at our office:

  1. Passport Application (Form DS-11). Print Application on one side only, not back-to-back.
    Please note: You are required to list your Social Security Number on the Application.
  2. Passport Photo. At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements. Our office can take photos at the cost of $12.00.
  3. Proof of Citizenship.
    • A most recent, not canceled, passport
       

    OR

    • Certified birth certificate which has been registered with the state in which you were born. The certified birth certificate must contain the applicant’s parent(s) full name(s).
      • Hospital ‘birth certificates’ are not acceptable.
      • Birth registrations are not acceptable.

    OR

    • Naturalization Certificate. Naturalized U.S. citizens must submit the original signed naturalization certificate in lieu of a birth certificate.
  4. Proof of Identity. Documents that are accepted as proof of identity, must be valid (not expired) and contain the applicant’s signature, are:
    • Driver’s License
    • State issued identification card
    • Government employee identification card
    •  Military identification

  5. If your identification and/or permanent residence is out-of-state, a second form of identification is required. Please contact our office with questions on secondary identification options.
  6. Payment.

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Applicants ages 16 or 17

The applicant and one (1) parent or legal guardian shall appear in person and have the following when applying at our office:

  1. Passport Application (Form DS-11). Print Application on one side only, not back-to-back.
    Please note: You are required to list your Social Security Number on the Application.
  2. Passport Photo. At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements. Our office can take photos at the cost of $12.00.
  3. Proof of Citizenship.
    • A most recent, not canceled, passport

     
    OR

    • Certified birth certificate which has been registered with the state in which you were born. The certified birth certificate must contain the applicant’s parent(s) full name(s).
      • Hospital ‘birth certificates’ are not acceptable.
      • Birth registrations are not acceptable.

    OR

    • Naturalization Certificate. Naturalized U.S. citizens must submit the original signed naturalization certificate in lieu of a birth certificate.
  4. Proof of Identity for both* the applicant and the parent of legal guardian. Documents that are accepted as proof of identity, must be valid (not expired) and contain the applicant’s signature, are:
    • Driver’s License
    • State issued identification card
    • Passport (parent or legal guardian only)
    • Government employee identification card
    •  Military identification
    • Consular ID Card

  5. If your identification and/or permanent residence is out-of-state, a second form of identification is required. Please contact our office with questions on secondary identification options.

    In certain circumstances, to show parental relationship to the minor applicant, additional documentation may be requested. Examples of such documentation are: a certified copy of a court-ordered name change, marriage certificate or divorce decree.

    * If the minor applicant does not have any of the above forms of identification, the parent’s or legal guardian’s proof of identity is sufficient.
  6. Payment.

If the applicant acquired citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, has one parent that is a U.S. Citizen by birth or naturalization, or was adopted by U.S. Citizen Parent(s), please contact our office for further information.

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Applicants age 15 and under

The minor child and both parents/legal guardian(s) must appear in person.

  1. If only one (1) parent or legal guardian appears for a minor child under 16, one of the following must also be submitted:
    • Citizenship document listing only one parent or legal guardian.
    • Adoption decree listing only one parent.
    • Notarized statement from non-applying parent or legal guardian consenting to passport issuance for the minor (Form DS-3053) and a copy of the front and back sides of the non-applying parent’s or legal guardian’s identification.
    • Certified court order granting sole custody to the applying parent.
    • Certified Letters of Guardianship where one person is named as legal guardian of the minor child.
    • Certified Death Certificate of non-applying parent or legal guardian.
    • Completed Statement of Exigent/Special Family Circumstances (Form DS-5525).
  2. Passport Application (Form DS-11). Print Application on one side only, not back-to-back.
    Please note: You are required to list your Social Security Number on the Application.
  3. Passport Photo. At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements. Our office can take photos at the cost of $12.00.
  4. Applicant’s certified birth certificate which has been registered with the state in which the applicant was born. The certified birth certificate must contain the applicant’s parent(s) full name(s).
    • Hospital ‘birth certificates’ are not acceptable.
    • Birth registrations are not acceptable.
  5.  Proof of Identity for the parents or legal guardians. Documents that are accepted as proof of identity, must be valid (not expired) and contain the applicant’s signature, are:
    • Driver’s License
    • State issued identification card
    • Passport
    • Government employee identification card
    • Military identification
    • Consular ID Card

  6. If your identification and/or permanent residence is out-of-state, a second form of identification is required. Please contact our office with questions on secondary identification options.
    In certain circumstances, to show parental relationship to the minor applicant, additional documentation may be requested. Examples of such documentation are: a certified copy of a court-ordered name change, marriage certificate or divorce decree.
  7. Optional but encouraged - the applicant’s most recent, not canceled passport if one was previously issued.
  8.  Payment.

If the applicant acquired citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, has one or both parents that are U.S. Citizens by birth or naturalization, or was adopted by U.S. Citizen Parent(s), please contact our office for further information.

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Renewal


Renewal Passport Application DS-82

Am I eligible to use Renewal Passport Application DS-82?

Please answer the following questions:
Yes No
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Yes No
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Yes No
Yes No

This applicant is eligible to use the Renewal Passport Application DS-82.   Please follow the instructions below. 

This applicant will use Passport Application DS-11.  Return to the Application Page and click on the Applicants button.

This applicant will use Passport Application DS-11.  Return to the Application Page and click on the Applicants button.

This applicant will use Passport Application DS-11.  Return to the Application Page and click on the Applicants button.

This applicant will use Passport Application DS-11.  Return to the Application Page and click on the Applicants button.

This applicant will use Passport Application DS-11.  Return to the Application Page and click on the Applicants button.

This applicant will use Passport Application DS-11.Return to the Application Page and click on the Applicants button.


If you do not meet all of the above requirements, you must use Passport Application DS-11 (printed one-sided only, not back-to-back) and apply in our office.
 


 
If you are eligible to use Renewal Passport Application DS-82, the renewal process is completed on your own.

If you need the Renewal Passport Application (Form DS-82)
and/or assistance with assembling the documentation to mail, we will be happy to assist you. 

You will take the application, existing passport, accompanying documentation (if applicable) and payment to the post office to mail to a National Passport Processing Center.

You can obtain the application and information on how to submit any required documentation in our office, or by visiting travel.state.gov.

If you wish to complete the Renewal Application (Form DS-82) in our office, the following is required:

  1. Passport Application (Form DS-82). Print Application on one side only, not back-to-back.
    Please note: You are required to list your Social Security Number on the Application.
  2. Passport Photo. At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements.
    Our office can take photos at the cost of $12.00.  We accept cash, check or money order.
  3. Applicant’s most recent, not canceled passport.
  4. Certified documentation of name change, if applicable.
  5. Payment.

Fees

Go to Online Fee Calculators

We gladly accept cash, money order or check.  We are unable to accept debit or credit card payments at this time.

When applying for a passport, there are fees payable to the U.S. Department of State and fees payable to Rock County Clerk. 
These fees CANNOT be combined in the same check or money order. 

Processing time is routinely 6-8 weeks.  Additional expedite fees may reduce processing times to 2-3 weeks.

Overnight return mail is available for expedited passport books. 


Paying by check or money order?

  1. Use the calculators below to determine the fees owed to the U.S. Department of State and the amount owed to the Rock County Clerk.
  2. Do NOT combine these amounts into a single check or money order. 
  3. Provide one check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. 
  4. Provide one check or money order payable to the Rock County Clerk.

 
Paying cash?
The U.S. Department of State requires payment to be made by check or money order. 

  1. Use the calculators below to determine the amount owed to the U.S. Department of State and the amount owed to the Rock County Clerk. 
  2. The County Clerk's Office can write a check for you to the U.S. Department of State for an additional fee of $2.50.
     

Fee Calculators
Use these calculators only if you are submitting form Passport Application DS-11. 

U.S. Department of State
16 and Over Under 16
Yes - $60 No - $0
Yes - $15.45 No - $0
Yes - $60 No - $0
Yes - $60 No - $0
Yes - $15.45 No - $0
Yes - $60 No - $0
Yes - $15.45 No - $0
Yes - $60 No - $0
Yes - $60 No - $0
Yes - $15.45 No - $0

 

Rock County Clerk's Office
Counter Fee - Required for Each Application - $25 Photo - $12

In certain circumstances, we can send your application(s) to the U.S. Department of State via Overnight Mail for an additional charge.
Call 608-757-5660 for details.

 
Please contact us at 608-757-5660 for questions.

 

Traveling in Less than 2 Weeks

If you have an overseas emergency or extremely urgent travel scheduled, you may be required to apply in person for a will call service. Customers should call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment with the Chicago Agency. The Chicago Agency is one of a number of Passport Agencies that has installed an appointment system to improve customer service. The Chicago Agency is open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.

Location: Chicago Passport Agency, 101 W Congress Parkway, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60605.

Passport Corrections, Name Change within 1 Year of Passport Issuance, and/or Limited Validity

Passport Corrections

There is no fee when submitting Application Form DS-5504, unless expedited service is requested.

If your identifying information on your most recent U.S. Passport book or card was printed incorrectly, you can use Application Form DS-5504 to correct your U.S. Passport book or card. The following documents must be submitted with the Application Form DS-5504:

  • Your most recent U.S. Passport book and/or card.
  • At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements.

**If your most recent passport was issued within the last 90 days, you can verify if a new photo is required with the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) by calling 877-487-2778 (TDD: 888-874-7793) or by e-mailing NPIC@state.gov.

  • Evidence supporting the correct information (i.e., certified birth certificate, certified marriage certificate, etc.). If you cannot provide evidence supporting the correct information, you must apply by using Application Form DS-11 or DS-82, depending on your circumstances. Please refer to those forms, visit travel.state.gov or contact the NPIC for more information.

Name Change within 1 Year of Passport Issuance

There is no fee when submitting Form DS-5504, unless expedited service is requested.

If your name has changed less than one year after your U.S. passport book and/or card was issued AND your U.S. passport book and/or card is less than one year old, you can use Application Form DS-5504. The following documents must be submitted with the Application Form DS-5504:

  • Your most recent U.S. Passport book and/or card.
  • At least one (1) photograph that is in color, 2x2 inches and meets with passport requirements.

**If your most recent passport was issued within the last 90 days, you can verify if a new photo is required with the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) by calling 877-487-2778 (TTY/TDD: 888-874-7793) or by e-mailing NPIC@state.gov.

  • Evidence supporting the correct information (i.e., certified birth certificate, certified marriage certificate, etc.). If you cannot provide evidence supporting the correct information, you must apply by using Application Form DS-11 or DS-82, depending on your circumstances. Please refer to those forms, visit travel.state.gov or contact the NPIC for more information.

Limited in Validity

There is no fee when submitting Form DS-5504, unless expedited service is requested.

If you are re-applying because your U.S. passport book was limited in validity due to a lack of citizenship evidence or identity, use Application Form DS-5504. You must submit evidence of your U.S. citizenship (certified birth certificate, U.S. Certificate of Naturalization, etc.) and/or evidence of your identity (driver's license, state issued identification card, etc.). You must establish your citizenship and identity to the satisfaction of Passport Services. Additional evidence may be requested to corroborate your claim to U.S. citizenship and/or your identity.

Passports limited in validity due to serious damage or multiple losses cannot be extended. Please contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) by calling 877-487-2778 (TTY/TDD: 888-874-7793), or visit travel.state.gov for more information and instructions.

If your passport was limited due to gender transition, please visit travel.state.gov for information on what documentation you will need to submit with Application Form DS-5504.

Immigration & Naturalization Service

If you have any questions relating to immigration matters, please refer to the INS Service Center at 1-800-375-5283. INS operators are available 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday. Automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also visit the INS website at www.uscis.gov.

Obtaining Birth Certificates

Our office will only accept a certified birth certificate that is registered with the Register of Deeds/Bureau of Vital Statistics in the County/State in which you were born. You can order a certified birth certificate by phone or online with a credit card for most states. For information, call 1-800-255-2414, or to find the Vital Records office for each state, visit the Vital Records website at www.vitalcheck.com.

 

Passport & Travel Information

To view the status of your passport application and other travel information, visit the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website at www.travel.state.gov.

If you need to inquire about the issuance of your passport, the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) can assist you. You may speak with a Customer Service Representative by calling: 1-877-487-2778 (TTY/TDD Users: 1-888-874-7793). Customer Service Representatives are available Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays).

You can also e-mail the NPIC at NPIC@state.gov.

All services are available in English and Spanish.

 

U.S. Visas

Our office does not process U.S. Visas. To obtain information on U.S. Visas, you can visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

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