The information below is provided as a courtesy to help cover as many scenarios that passport applicants may encounter. Passport requirements are subject to change without timely notice. Should you still have any question regarding passport applications after reading the information provided, please feel free to contact us at (714) 834-2500.
Apply for a Passport in Person
Applicants must appear in person to request a new passport card.
Submit a passport photograph. Two photographs need to be submitted if applying for both a passport and passport card at the same time. Applicants may purchase photos from the Clerk-Recorder Department for $10.00. Applicants may provide their own photos.
Show identification with one of the following:
Department of Motor Vehicles I.D.
Employment badge (if it has a photograph, signature, issue and expiration date).
A parent with one of these forms of identification may identify a child younger than 16
Submit plain copies on 8½ x 11 white paper of both the front and back of the identification you present.
Note: If the primary identification is from out of state, such as a driver's license, a secondary identification is required. Please include copies of both the front and back of the identification. For more information on secondary identifications, please visit travel.state.gov.)
New Passport Applications For a Person Between the Ages of 16 and 17
Applicants between the ages of 16 and 17 must appear in person to request a NEW passport. A parent/guardian may need to provide consent for their child to receive a passport. If the applicant does not have identification, a parent/guardian may present their identification on behalf of their child.
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