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New Passports

Please have applications (applications are linked below) completed if possible and bring the required documents. Please see application for acceptable/required documents, forms of payments, etc.

1. PROOF OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP: Applicants born in the United States: A previous U.S. passport or certified birth certificate
Birth certificates must include the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) and a raised seal. A hospital certificate is NOT an acceptable proof of birth.

2. PROOF OF IDENTITY: Most common is current/valid New York State drivers license. Additional documents may be required if valid NYS license is not available. Children under 16: will require parents with ID to be present. 

Passport Renewals

The renewal of passports can be done by the applicant by completing a DS-82, submitting a new photo and payment, and mailing it at the Post Office (mail it trackable). We will take photos for renewals (photos are $15)


How much does a passport cost and how long does it take to get one? As of December 18, 2023, it is up to 8 weeks. What are acceptable payments?

  • Effective December 27, 2021, you will need a check or money order for the passport fee of $130.00 for an adult passport (16 and older), and $100.00 for a child passport (under 16). 
  • The passport fee payment must be made payable to the U.S. Dept. of State. 
  • There will also be an additional processing fee of $35.00 per person payable to Cayuga County Clerk
  • If you would like us to take your passport photo, it is $15.00 ($10.00 if you are a Veteran). The processing/photo fees can be paid by cash, check, or credit card (note: there will be an additional fee if you pay by credit card). 
  • The processing and/or photo fee and the passport fee are two separate payments. 


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