Application Information Application for Minors What You

As a United States Department of State Passport
Acceptance Facility, the City of Richmond offers one stop
service for your passport needs. Passport application
processing hours (by appointment only) are Monday and
Wednesday 10:00 .a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Friday 10:00 a.m.
to 2:00 p.m. (closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the
Office of the City Clerk, located at City Hall, 450 Civic
Center Plaza, Suite 300. APPOINTMENTS MUST BE
MADE BY CALLING (510) 620-6786.
SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS.
If you have never been issued a US passport, OR are not
eligible to use Form DS-82 for renewals; you need to
complete Form DS-11, Application for Passport. ALL
applicants must appear.
Required Information includes:
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Date and Place of Birth
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Social Security Number
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Identification. Driver’s license, CA state ID card
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Parents’ names, dates and places of birth
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Emergency contact person (not mandatory)
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Occupation
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Travel plans (approximate if not final)
Application for Minors
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NO WALK-IN
Application Information
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What You Need
Under 16 – Effective July 2, 2001, both parents
must appear in-person, present evidence of the
child’s citizenship, present evidence that they
are the child’s parents, show valid personal ID,
sign the application, and take the oath.
16 to 17 – May apply with parent. Where the
minor is unable to present photo ID with
signature, a parent must appear to identify the
child.
When a 16-17 year old, with a driver’s license, is applying without a parent, it
is advisable that the parent write the check for payment of fees.
INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL DELAY PASSPORT ISSUANCE.
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Completed application. (Use black ink only)
Applications are available at www.Travel.State.gov
DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION
Evidence of US citizenship (and photocopy).
♦ Certified copy of birth certificate and
photocopy (see “Regarding Birth
Certificates); or
♦ Previous passport and photocopy; or
♦ Certificate of Naturalization and photocopy.
Identification. Driver’s license, CA state
ID card and one photo copy (front and back).
Passport photo. Please bring one 2” x 2”
passport photo. No photo service available.
Fees. Two separate payments are required for
each application. No cash or credit cards.
$135
Validity
$25
$105
Cash or Check
payable to
US Dept of State
City of Richmond
(10 year passport)
$110
Age 15 &
under
$80
(5 year passport)
Additional Services and Fees
Photocopies
 Adults should refer to the U.S. Department of
State’s website at www.travel.state.gov for
passport renewal instructions.
$25
Check or Money
Order payable to
Overnight
Passport
Delivery
Form DS-11, Application for Passport, in-person with
both parents.
Total
Fees
Execution Fee
Expedite
Processing Fee
 Minors under 16 must apply for a new passport using
Applicants cannot file Form DS-82, Passport Renewal
Application, at acceptance facilities. Renewal
applications must be mailed by the applicant directly to
the U.S. Department of State processing center. The full
instructions are on page two of the DS-82 passport
renewal form.
Passport Book
Fee
Age 16 & over
Renewals
 A passport issued to a person under 16 will be
valid for 5 years.
 A passport issued to a person 16 and over will be
valid for 10 years.
$60
per application
$15.45
City of Richmond Passports (510) 620-6786
per application
$.10 cents per page
Fees May Change Without Notice
www.ci.richmond.ca.us/passports
Regarding Birth Certificates
In order for a birth certificate to be acceptable proof of
citizenship, it must be a certified copy and include all of
the following:
 Full given name
 Date of Birth
 Place of Birth
 Signature of the registrar
 Authorized seal of the registrar’s office
 A filing date within one year of the birth
Incomplete submissions will delay passport issuance.
For more information, visit the US Department
of State’s website, www.travel.state.gov or call (202)
647-5225 for recorded information and travel warnings.
Bring one photocopy with the certified birth certificate.
If you do not have a birth certificate, you may apply to your
birth state or local office for a certified copy.
For out of state information call Vital Check Network, Inc.
at (800) 255-2414 or visit their website:
http://www.vitalcheck.com
Customers submitting routine applications should receive
their passports within approximately 6 weeks.
EXPEDITED SERVICE
Cost to expedite is $60 per application.
Expedited applications require two-way expedited postage
to the US Department of State (with return to the
applicant). As a service, the applicant may obtain this
expedited postage from the City of Richmond City Clerk’s
Office and there will be a fee in addition to the Execution
fee. Please see fee schedule.
PASSPORT APPLICATION STATUS
You may check the status of your passport application at
www.travel.state.gov. Please do not contact the acceptance
facility for passport application status.
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall
450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300
Richmond, California 94804
Processing Time
If you are traveling within 14 days and require a passport,
you may choose to visit the San Francisco Passport Agency
in person. To schedule an appointment, call (877) 4872778.
CITY OF RICHMOND
CHECKLIST
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Completed application. (Use black ink only.
Applications are available at the City of Richmond City
Clerk’s Office) or www.Travel.State.gov .
DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION
 Evidence of US citizenship and a photocopy.
 Certified copy of birth certificate and
photocopy. (See “Regarding Birth
Certificates); or
 Previous passport and photocopy; or
 Certificate of Naturalization and photocopy.
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Identification. Driver’s license, CA state
ID Card and one photocopy (front and back).
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Passport photo. Please bring one 2” x 2”
passport photo. No photo service available.
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Fees. Two separate payments are required at
the time of application for each application.
CASH OR CREDIT CARDS NOT ACCEPTED
Please bring Checks or Money Orders Only.
Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
(Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
NO WALK-IN SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS
PLEASE CALL (510) 620-6786
www.ci.richmond.ca.us/passports
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