Passports


Passports Applications


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All those traveling outside the United States need a passport to re-enter the country, including those traveling to Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean.

When applying for a passport, two separate fees and forms of payment are required. Be sure to review the accepted forms of payment in the Passport Fees section.

Where to Apply


Passport applications are accepted at the following Clerk locations:

  • Orange County Courthouse: 425 North Orange Ave., Room 310
  • Apopka branch: 1111 North Rock Springs Rd.
  • Goldenrod branch: 684 S. Goldenrod Rd. - Pinar Plaza
  • Ocoee branch: 475 Story Rd.
  • Winter Park branch: 450 North Lakemont Ave. 

Please sign in by 3:30 p.m. to allow adequate time to process your application.

Passport applications cannot be processed at our Sand Lake location.



Requirements for a New Passport


You must apply in person and complete form DS-11 if any of the following is true:

  • You have never had a U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Your most recent passport was lost or stolen

When applying for a passport, please provide the following:

Proof of citizenship
  • Certified copy of your birth certificate (must include parent’s full names)
  • Certificate of naturalization (if applicable)
  • You must also provide a black and white photocopy of your proof of citizenship. We can provide this service for you at a charge of $1.00 per page.

Proof of identity (one of the following):
  • Valid driver's license 
  • State identification card
  • You must also provide a photocopy of the front and back of your proof of identity. We can provide this service for you at a charge of $1.00 per page.

Temporary IDs are not accepted as proof of identity.

Passport photo
  • Recent color photo (background must be completely white)
  • Front view - eyeglasses must be removed
  • 2 inches X 2 inches

Effective November 1st, 2016, customers applying for or renewing their passport must remove eyeglasses for their passport photo.

Visit the U.S. State Department website for passport photo examples and requirements.

The Clerk's Office can take photograph for a $10.00 fee.



Estimated Time to Receive Passport


  • Regular processing: 6-8 weeks 
  • Expedited: 3 weeks



Passport Card


You may apply for a passport card, which may only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.



Passport Reapplication for Name Change


If your name recently changed and your passport was issued less than 1 year ago, use form DS-5504.

If your name recently changed and your passport was issued more than 1 year ago, use form DS-82.



Passport Renewal


Passport renewals can be done by mail if you meet the following requirements: 

  • You possess a passport that is not more than 5 years past the expiration date, and
  • You were at least 16 years of age when it was issued

If you qualify, complete form DS-82 and return to the address listed on the form. The Clerk’s Office does not need to process passport renewals. 



Passport Applications for Minors


Passport applications for minors (under age 16) use form DS-11 and provide the following:

  • Proof of citizenship in the form of a birth certificate
  • Driver's license, if applicable
  • Most recent passport, if applicable
  • Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must submit evidence of their relationship to the minor applicant
  • The minor must appear in person

Both parents must appear together to sign the application form. If only one parent is appearing, the absent parent must submit a notarized Statement of Consent (form DS-3053) and a photocopy of the front and back of his/her driver's license. The consent form cannot be more than three months old.

When applying for a passport for a newborn, the parents must provide proof that they have applied for a Social Security Number for the child in question.