Passports

Passport processing is offered at the following three locations:


The Passports division receives passport applications, reviews, and certifies new passport applications, and sends them to the Passport Agency for issuance.

  • Anyone, including infants, traveling to a foreign country will need a passport.
  • Every applicant MUST appear in person, regardless of age (even minor children).
  • You should apply for a passport several months before you actually need it. If you will need visas from foreign embassies, you will need to allow even more time.
  • Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted. The passport will be mailed directly from the Federal Passport Agencies located throughout the continental United States to the address you provide. Expedited service is available for an additional fee plus overnight delivery charges.
  • As of January 23, 2007, ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling BY AIR between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport book, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an Alien Registration Card, Form I-551, if applicable
  • Please note: Location 1 - No Passport applications are processed after 4:00 p.m. Passport applicants should expect longer wait times between the hours of 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. as these are the office's busiest times.


Requirements for a Passport

You Must Apply in Person If:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport; or
  • You are under age 16; or
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16; or
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged; or
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago; or
  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change.


There are Special Requirements for:


If you are unable to provide any one of the above, you may possibly still be able to obtain a passport. However, this requires additional documentation to prove your citizenship. You should call the Clerk's Office at (904)819-3632 for specific instructions regarding your particular situation or, go to www.travel.state.gov for other options.

PLEASE NOTE: Whichever of the above listed documents you do provide to obtain your passport, will be mailed to the U.S. Department of State with your passport application. You may wish to make a copy to keep with you until your original document is mailed back to you with your passport. A social security number is required for all passport applications, regardless of the age of the applicant.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship with any one of the following:

  • Previous U.S. Passport
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship

Proof of Identity with any one of the following:

  • Previous U.S. Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • A current & valid:

- Driver's License

- Government I.D. (city, state or federal)

- Military I.D. (military and dependents)

- Permanent Resident Card

A Social Security card, Voter Registration Card or Military Discharge papers are not acceptable proof of your identity.


NOTES: If you cannot submit primary identification, please use a combination of Secondary Identification.

If you apply at an Acceptance Facility and submit out-of-state primary identification, you must present an additional ID document, as well. For example, if you apply in Maryland with a Virginia Driver's License, you must present a second ID containing as much of the following information as possible: your photo, full name, date of birth and the document issuance date.

If you have undergone or are going through gender transition, please see these additional requirements at www.travel.state.gov.

One passport photo, 2X2 inches in size, taken within the past 6 months showing current appearance are required. The photo must be in color and must meet the legal specifications including a white or off white background, full face, front view between one inch and 13/8 inches from bottom of chin to the top of the head, taken in normal street attire.

As of November 1, 2016, Passport photos of customers wearing eye glasses will not be accepted except under special conditions.

Photo may be purchased at the Clerk's office for a fee of $10.65 (includes tax). Photo fee is optional; you may bring your own passport photo as long as it meets US State Department requirements.

You may obtain a passport or renewal application at any one of the Clerk's Office locations or you can download a passport application from www.travel.state.gov. Many travel agents also stock applications for their clients. DO NOT sign the DS-11 Application until instructed to do so.

You will need 2 separate forms of payment.

  • A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State
  • A separate payment payable to the Clerk of Court is required for each passport application processed.

The U.S. Dept. of State only accepts checks or money orders.

Location 1

Judicial Center accepts Clerk’s processing fee in the form of cash, check or charge.

Location 2

Julington Creek Annex accepts Clerk’s payment processing fee in the form of check or charge. (No cash is accepted at this location)

Location 3

Ponte Vedra Beach Annex accepts Clerk’s payment processing fee in the form of check or charge. (No cash is accepted at this location)

Fees are determined by Federal laws and Florida Statutes. Refer to Passport Fee Schedule.

 

Passport Renewals

FORM DS-82

You must renew by mail if:

  • Your U.S. passport is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
  • Your U.S. Passport was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Your U.S. passport was issued within the last 15 years
  • Your U.S. passport was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change

If any of the previous statements do not apply to you, you must Apply in Person.

Name Changes: Passport Services no longer amends currently valid passports. Instead, customers are issued replacement passports. Please see the PASSPORT CORRECTIONS/CHANGES CHART, which is available on the U.S. Department of State’s website, www.travel.state.gov, to determine the specific procedure to follow depending on the type of change or correction.

Pending Passports: Once an application for a passport has been made, the Clerk forwards the paperwork to a Federal Passport Agency. You may check a pending passport online at www.travel.state.gov or call the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) at 1 (877) 487-2778 (toll-free). TDD users call 1 (888) 874-7793. NPIC customer service representatives are available Monday – Friday, 8a.m to 8 p.m. Automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Passports Applications: You may obtain a passport or renewal application at the Clerk's Office or you can download a Passport Application from www.travel.state.gov. Many travel agents also stock applications for their clients.