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The Passport

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What Is A Passport

A passport is an official travel document issued by a government that contains a person's identity.  A person with a passport can travel to and from foreign countries more easily and access consular assistance.  A passport certifies the personal identity and nationality of its holder.   from foreign countries more easily and access consular assistance. A passport certifies the personal identity and nationality of its holder.


It is typical for passports to contain the full name, photograph, place and date of birth, signature, and the expiration date of the passport.

General Passport Info

A routine passport will take from 6 to 9 weeks to obtain and the processing time starts the day the governing agency or center receives your application (Not when to send it).

Passports and be expedited for an extra $60.  It will take from 3 to 5 weeks to obtain and the processing time starts the day the governing agency or center receives your application (Not when to send it).

The general cost for an Adult (16 and older) getting a first time passport is $165.  Renewing an Adult passport is $130.  Adult passport are valid for 10 years.  (For more info on children passports and other passport options, click the "Apply For Passport" button below)

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