Passports

Applications


The Cortland County Clerk accepts passport applications for the U.S. Department of State. Forms and additional information are available online or in the Cortland County Clerk's office.   
 

Types of Passports

 
Passport Book: Valid for travel by air, sea or land.
Passport Card: Valid for travel by land and sea between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
 

Applying


When applying for a passport, the applicant must appear in person, and be prepared to provide the following:
 
  • A completed application that is typed or neatly printed, using black ink only. Do not sign the application until in the presence of the County Clerk's office staff.
  • Proof of citizenship in one of three forms: an original or certified (bearing the raised seal) copy of applicant's birth certificate containing the names of both parents; original naturalization papers, or an expired (not cancelled) U.S. passport in the applicant's name.
  • A 2"x2" passport photo taken within the last six months with full front head and shoulders shot and white background. Passport photos may be taken at the County Clerk’s Office for a fee of $10.
  • 18 years of age or older - Photo Identification
  • 16 and 17 years of age - If photo identification is not available, they must be accompanied by a parent with photo identification.
  • Under 16 years of age - Must be accompanied by both parents with their photo identification.
  • Check or money order to send with application.
  • Cash, check or money order for any fees to the Cortland County Clerk's office.

Fees


Required fees for a Passport Book

 
 
  • 16 years of age and older - $110 check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Under 16 years of age - $80 check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Processing fee of $25 cash or check payable to the Cortland County Clerk.

Fees for a Passport Card

 
 
  • 16 years of age and older - $30 check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Under 16 years of age - $15 check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Processing fee of $25 cash or check payable to the Cortland County Clerk.
 
To expedite application, an additional $60 fee payable to the U.S. Department of State, is necessary.