The St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will hold a special Passport Saturday event on April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Richard O. Watson Judicial Center, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine. The extended business hours make applying for a passport more convenient for those seeking to travel this upcoming season.
“We recognize the challenges of working adults and parents to coordinate schedules for a passport and hope this event makes the process that much more convenient,” said Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, Brandon J. Patty. “Holding a special Saturday event is an additional offering from us to provide world-class customer service to residents.”
The Clerk’s Office’s recording department will be open on April 1 to accept and review applications for first-time passports or new passports for persons whose previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago, minors under age 16, or whose passport was lost, stolen, or damaged.
Other passports must be renewed by mail using Form DS-82, which is available at https://stjohnsclerk.com/passports/.
Anyone traveling internationally must have a passport book, including infants, and every applicant for a new passport must appear in person, regardless of age.
Adults must bring a valid driver’s license or state identification card. If your identification was issued within the last six months, a second form of identification is required. You must also bring an original or certified copy of your birth certificate or consular birth abroad certificate with the name of both parents listed and, if applicable, a previously issued, non-damaged passport or passport card or naturalization certificate.
Children 15 years or younger must be accompanied by both parents or legal guardians. For 16 or 17-year-olds, one parent or guardian needs to be present.
Two separate forms of payment are needed for each application. A personal check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State for the passport fees, and a separate form of payment for the $35 execution fee for the St. Johns County Clerk of Court. The Clerk’s office accepts cash, money order, check, and credit cards for their fees.
Passport photos will be available to the public for $10.65. You may use your own photo if it meets U.S. Department of States guidelines.
According to the U.S. Department of State, the current processing times for routine is between 8 and 11 weeks and expedited service is between 5 and 7 weeks.
For more information and details on what is required, please visit https://travel.state.gov or call the Clerk’s Office Recording Department at (904) 819-3632.