Your Passport Headquarters

New Passports

NOTICE:  Starting June 21, 2021, we will be taking appointments for 1st time Adult passports & passports for children young than 16 only.

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 October 29, 2021, it is up to 11 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. 

Passport Appointments or  QR code Cayuga County Clerk

Please contact our office if you have any questions, prior to making your appointment