Evidence of Citizenship:
One of the following 3 documents must be
submitted with the Application and will be returned with
the new passport.
A certified copy of Birth Certificate issued by the
county or state. It must show the birth record was filed
within one year after the date of birth and must have
the registrar’s signature and the raised, impressed,
embossed or multi-colored seal of the Registrar's
office. A notarized copy or a hospital birth certificate
is not acceptable.
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Certificate: A person who claims US citizenship by
naturalization must submit the original Certificate of
Naturalization with the application.
This is acceptable. However, if the child was under 14
when the passport was issued, you must submit a
certified copy of the birth certificate along with the
Two (2) Identical
Passport Photos: (2"x2") Front view of applicant,
taken within the last six months. The photos must be in
color (black and white no longer allowed). The
background must be white or off-white.
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Passport Photo Information.
A valid driver's license (not driver's permit), or a
photo from school, bank or employment. Expired ID is not
accepted. Anyone under 18 must have a parent along with
the parent's ID for parental consent and signature. Both
parents’ signatures are required for children under 14.
passport should be paid by two (2) checks or money
orders as indicated, one made out to “Polk County” and
the other to “U.S. Department of State”.
Application form will be provided on site. Please do not
sign until requested to do so. Signature must be
witnessed by the Clerk processing the form.
Minors: Each minor
child applying for a passport shall appear in person.