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Passport Info

Passport General Information

Your Passport Headquarters.... No Appointments Necessary
         **ONE STOP SHOP**
      We take Passport Photos  $10.00

Get your passport photos and application processed at
the Cayuga County Clerk's Office
For information or call 315-253-1271

 Birth certificates must include the full names of the applicant's parent(s). For more information, please see  Requirement for all U.S. Birth Certificates.

NOTE: If you do not have primary evidence of U.S. citizenship or your U.S. birth certificate does not meet the requirements, please see Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship.
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Passport FAQ's

How much does a Passport cost and how long does it take to get one?
You will need a check or money order for $110/adult and $80/child under 16 to the U.S. Dept. of State AND $25 per adult and child for the processing fee which can either be paid by check or cash 
(If you need a Photo, add $10 to the $25 so it would be a total of $35) 
A typical passport is presently taking about 4-6 weeks
Need it quicker???
To expedite your passport, please call the County Clerks Office to learn about fees, etc. (315) 253-1271
How long is a passport good for?
If you are over the age of 16, your passport is valid for 10 years. Under the age of 16, the passport is only valid for 5 years.
If you are over the age of 16 when you apply for your passport, you can renew the passport every ten years.
Can I still renew my passport even though it has expired or do I have to pay the full amount again?
Yes, as long as you were over the age of 16 when you applied for your original passport and the passport is not expired more than 5 years.
I am traveling overseas and my passport only has a few months left on it before it espires. Should i renew my passport before my trip?
Yes. Your passport should have at least 6 months remaining before it expires when you travel. Most countries require you to meet that standard.
My Passport expired years ago. What documents do I need to apply for a new passport?
If you were at least 16 years old when you applied for your passport, you will need to bring in your expired passport and your driver’s license.
If you were under 16 years old when you applied for your original passport and you are now over 16 years of age, you will need to bring in your expired passport and drivers license.
If you are unable to submit your old passport, you will need to bring in your birth certificate and complete a Lost or Stolen Passport form with your application. If you were under 16 when you applied and you are still under 16, you will need your birth certificate and your old passport.
When am I required to use a passport?
When you are flying out of the country you will need a passport to re-enter the United States.
Travel to Canada and Mexico?
If you travel by land or sea to Canada or Mexico, you have a few options. You can use a Passport Book, a Passport Card or a NYS Enhanced Drivers License.
If you are under 16 years of age, you will only need your birth certificate when you travel by land or sea to Canada or Mexico, however, the adult (s) accompanying you will be required to have the proper documents to re-enter the United States.