The City Clerk's Office is an authorized U. S. Passport Acceptance Facility. Passport application processing services are available Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding holidays. Please call the office at (949) 461-3420 for assistance.
If you are a first-time applicant or your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you must appear in person and complete a passport application (Form DS-11) using black ink. Do not sign the application until requested to do so. It is mandatory that applicants, under the age of 16, appear with both parents or legal guardians. If one parent is absent, the applying parent must present a notarized consent document, or court document proving sole custody, or a death certificate. Applicants 16 to 17 years old can apply on their own if they have a valid government-issued identification such as a Driver's License or Identification Card, however it is recommended at least one parent accompany the applicant for parental awareness.
You will need the following:
|Age||Passport Fee||Execution Fee||Total|
|16 and over||$110.00||$35.00||$145.00|
|15 and under||$80.00||$35.00||$115.00|
The passport fee must be in the form of a personal check or money order (a check or money order is required for each application being submitted) made payable to the U.S. Department of State. It is collected separately from the execution fee. The execution fee can be in the form of cash, money order or check payable to the City of Lake Forest (no credit or debit cards are accepted at this time).
Processing time is approximately 6 weeks for routine processing and approximately 2 to 3 weeks for expedited processing. For expedited service, add an additional $60.00 to the passport fee.
If you are renewing a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago, and you were at least 16 years of age at the time the passport was issued, you may renew by mail. Use Form DS-82 and follow the instructions. If you do not meet these qualifications, you will need to complete a first-time passport application, Form DS-11, apply in person and present the required documentation.
For further passport and travel information; or to download passport forms, please visit the Department of State.