Passports

The Placer County Clerk-Recorder's office is a passport acceptance agency. Our office will accept and verify all the information needed, collect the necessary fees, pictures and forms, and forward them to the Passport Agency. Your passport will be mailed directly to you from the Passport Agency.

Placer County Passport Appointments

Passport Processing hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. An appointment is required for processing passport applications. A separate appointment is required for processing each individual passport application

Schedule a Passport Appointment

Low-cost passport photos taken on site for $7.78, including tax.

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  2. Application
  3. Fees
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Definition of a Passport

A passport is an internationally recognized travel document attesting to the identity and nationality of the bearer. A passport indicates that its bearer is entitled to receive the protection and assistance of the diplomatic and consular officer of their country while abroad. In essence, it is a request on the part of the issuing government that officials of foreign governments permit the bearer to travel or sojourn (take temporary residence) in their territories and afford them all lawful aid and protection.

Passport Card

The U.S. Department of State is now issuing a passport card (in addition to the passport book) which is a less expensive, smaller, and a more convenient alternative for travel by land and sea, between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean only. Please note, this card is not valid for travel by air.

Passport Book

Remains the same and continues to be valid for all travel by air, sea or land. 

Please Note

Customers will now have the option to apply for a passport book, a passport card, or both on the DS 11.

Who Can Get a U.S. Passport

  • A U.S. passport may be issued to a citizen or national of the United States.
  • A person who is not a U.S. citizen or national should apply for documentation to a representative of the country in which that person is a citizen and should contact the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service for requirements to re-enter the United States.
  • Unless specifically authorized by a passport issuing office, no person may have more than one valid, or potentially valid, U.S. passport of the same type at any one time.
  • All U.S. citizens desiring a passport must obtain individual passports in their own names (including children).