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by Jonathan Bailey last modified 2013-03-07 09:03 PM

The Marshall County Recorders Office staff are designated passport acceptance agents and we will be glad to assist you in completing the necessary paperwork to obtain your passport. Passport applications are accepted Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please allow 25 minutes if you are completing the application form itself in our office.

Pricing is as follows:
Age Price Valid
16 and Over $135 (110 + 25) 10 years
Under 16 $105  (80 + 25) 5 years

To process your application, you will need to bring the following items:

  • 1 recent, color passport photo
  • a certified copy of your birth record (hospital certificates are not accepted)
  • a previous passport may be used instead of a certified birth certificate; however, if you are under 16, a birth certificate is required for parental identification
  • a current photo ID, such as a drivers license
  • a personal check/money order payable to the US Department of State and check or cash ($25) for the Marshall County Recorder

Applications are required to be signed before an acceptance agent. And all applicants must appear. Both parents are required to appear with a minor under age 16 or an affidavit from the absentee parent is required explaining why he/she is unable to appear.

Currently, there is a 4-6 week processing time for routine processing. For quicker processing, a $60 expedite fee will be collected at the time your application is submitted, in addition to $32.50 for 2-way overnight postage. Expedited service will take approximately 3 weeks.


US Department of State Introduces New Passport Card

Beginning February 1, 2008, U.S. citizens may apply for the new U.S. Passport Card. The passport card is intended to facilitate entry at U.S. land and sea ports when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. It will otherwise carry the rights and privileges of a traditional passport, now referred to as a passport book.

The Department of State is issuing this passport card in response to the needs of border resident communities for a less expensive and more portable alternative to the traditional passport book. The card will have the same validity period as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, five for children 15 and younger. First-time applicants will pay $55 for adult cards and $40 for children. For adults who already have a passport book, they may apply by mail for the card as a passport renewal and pay only $20.

While U.S. citizens may begin applying in advance for this new, limited-use, wallet-size passport card beginning February 1, 2008, the passport cards won't be mailed to applicants until sometime spring 2008.


More Information:

For more information about passports, as well as online forms, please visit the U.S. State Department online at http://www.travel.state.gov

Visa Information - Consult your travel agent or the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit:

http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html

And more passport information:

http://www.traveldocs.com/


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