Passport Applications

The Lewis County Clerk's Office is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications. Passport applications may be submitted, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

We will attempt to process passport applications for everyone that comes into the office during the hours listed above, but the Clerk's statutory duties take precedence. Due to staffing demands and the increased volume of passport applicants we may not be able to process all applications even for those individuals that arrive during the posted hours.

To obtain a passport application, visit the Lewis County Clerk's Office or you may download a form from the U.S. Department of State.

If it has been less than 15 years since your previous passport was issued, you may be able to submit the application by mail using form DS-82. The form contains four questions on the first page to determine eligibility.

All first time applicants and those ineligible to re-apply by mail must appear in person including minors under the age of 16.

Passport Requirements

  1. Completed Passport Application.
  2. Proof of Citizenship: certified birth certificate, previous passport, or Certificate of Naturalization. (Individuals born in Washington State after 1/1/1927, may order certified birth certificates from the local Health Department.)
  3. 2 identical passport photos (must have a neutral, white or off-white background and be 2" x 2")
  4. Valid photo identification
  5. Separate check or money order with each application to: U.S. Department of State
    1. Fees:
      16 and older = $130.00
      Under 16 years of age = $100.00
      *Cash is not acceptable, as payment is mailed.
      **For expedited service, please add $60 per application.
  6. Separate payment of $35.00 by check, cash or money order to: Lewis County Clerk for processing fee.

Total passport fee:

$165.00 for 16 and older
$135.00 for under 16 years of age
(Plus $60 per application if expediting)

Special requirements for Children under 16 years of age

  • Child and both parents must be present
  • Long form birth certificate must be submitted to establish citizenship and parental relationship.

Additional information

Passport Photos Taken at The Clerk's Office

Applicants can now have their passport photos taken at the Clerk's Office. We take passport photos 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. The fee is $15.00 per person.

Please read the following requirements related to the passport photo process:

  • Do not wear white or light colored clothing.
  • Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
  • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
  • If you normally wear a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
  • Articles worn for religious or medical reasons should be accompanied by a statement to that effect.
  • The Clerk's Office is unable to photograph children under two years old.

Application Processing Times

The passport agency strives to process passports within six weeks of application. However due to fluctuations in demand, processing times vary throughout the year.
Current Passport Application Processing Times

Application Status

To check the status of a passport application, please visit thePassport Agency Web-Site.

If you are leaving within 2 weeks and have not received your passport, please call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. Customer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to midnight, EST or via email at .

For more information, please read the Passport Agency's Frequently Asked Questions.