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Passport Information

Updated 03/08/2011

IMPORTANT NOTICE - New Passport Fees Effective July 13; see this announcement (PDF) for full information.

You may apply for, or renew, a passport by going to the Circuit Clerk's Office in one of the three Baldwin County Courthouse locations.  You will need to bring the listed items, below, as well as the correct fee as explained below.

Items needed to obtain a passport or passport card

  1. Application (must be completed with no scratch outs, white outs or corrections)
  2. Certified Birth Certificate (State embossed seal or multi-color seal must be present on the birth certificate, a hospital birth certificate or photocopy will not be accepted) OR
  3. Naturalization Papers (original, no photocopy) OR
  4. Expired Passport; must be submitted with new application for adult or child (if child is under 14 years of age must submit certified birth certificate also)
  5. One (1) recent passport photo (Must be a passport photo; no other type of photo will do.)
  6. A valid driver’s license or photo ID (if the person applying for the passport is under 18 years of age, we will need the parent or guardian’s license also)

FEES


NO OUT OF STATE PERSONAL OR COMPANY CHECKS FOR EXECUTION FEE
NO CREDIT CARDS FOR EITHER FEE
NO CASH FOR PASSPORT FEE

Passport Book
Regular service 4 to 6 weeks completion time:
$110 passport fee* $80 passport fee*
$25 execution fee**$25 execution fee**
(16 yrs and older)(15 yrs and under)
 See info sheet for children under 16
Expedited service (w/o express mail envelope) 3 to 4 weeks completion time:
$170 passport fee* $140 passport fee*
$25 execution fee**$25 execution fee**
(16 yrs and older)(15 yrs and under)
 See info sheet for children under 16
Expedited service (w/express mail envelope) 2 to 3 weeks completion time:
$184.96 passport fee* $154.96 passport fee*
$25 execution fee**$25.00 execution fee**
(16 yrs and older)(15 yrs and under)
 See info sheet for children under 16
It is recommended that if you wish to send your passport application by expedited service that you obtain one (1) express envelope with one (1) postage stamp for $17.50 plus one (1) label.
Passport Card
$30 passport card fee* $15 passport card fee*
$25 execution fee**$25 execution fee**
(16 yrs and older)(15 yrs and under)
 See info sheet for children under 16
*Please make checks for passport fees payable to the U.S. Department of State
**Please make checks for execution fees payable to Jody W. Campbell
If you are applying for a passport book and card at the same time, only one execution fee will be charged.

The Circuit Clerk’s Offices are located at the Baldwin County Courthouse, First Floor, District Civil Division (see the home page for location and contact information).  Passport offie hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Fairhope and Foley courthouses close each day from noon until 12:30 p.m. for lunch.  The office is closed on all State and Federal holidays.

You may obtain a certified birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics from the state where you were born.  Follow this link to passport services if you do not know how to contact the state of your birth.  With a credit card, they will overnight your birth certificate to you.  Anyone born in Alabama may obtain a birth certificate at the Baldwin County Health Department:

Baldwin County Commission Annex Building
2251 Palmer Street
Robertsdale, Alabama
(251) 947-3618

Their office hours are 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  If you want your birth certificate the same day, you must be there no later than 4 p.m.  The cost is $12 per certified copy; additional copies are $4 each.  Passport Services will not accept a hospital certificate or a notification of birth registration.

Several local photographers and businesses make passport photographs.

Passport photographs in Bay Minette are taken at the following places.
The Gallery(251) 937-5103
Corrine’s Creations(251) 422-5849
CVS Pharmacy(251) 937-4310
Passport photographs in Fairhope are taken at the following places.
Walgreen’s(251) 928-6558

The fee for passports may be paid by check or cash, payable to Jody W. Campbell, as per the fee schedule below:
Applicants 16 years old or older: $100.00 (Passport valid - 10 yrs)
Applicants under 16 years old: $85.00 (passport valid - 5 yrs)

You can now apply for a passport card, but production will not begin until spring 2008.  Fees for passport cards:
Applicants 16 years old or older: $45.00
Applicants under 16 years old: $35.00

If you wish to expedite, an additional fee of $60.00 will be required.

You should receive your passport within 4 to 6 weeks from the date you apply.  Your passport and birth certificate will be mailed to the address provided on your application.

Passports that are needed within 3 weeks can be expedited for an additional fee of $60.00.  You need to purchase overnight mailers from the post office.  The passport should be issued within 7 to 10 business days from the receipt of the application by the Department of the State, Passport Services.

The application must be signed by the applicant before the passport agent in the Clerk’s Office, and the applicant must present a photo I.D. such as a driver license.  Each applicant, regardless of age, must appear.

Both parents must appear and sign the application for applicants under 16 year of age and present a photo ID and proof of relationship (such as a birth certificate) to the applicant.  If a parent cannot appear in person a notarized statement of consent must be presented.  The form is available in the Clerk’s Office.

Passports can be renewed if you submit your most recent passport that was issued on or after your 16th birthday, if it was issued within the last 15 years.  The Clerk’s Office has renewal forms available.  The renewal fee is $75.00.

To check the status of your passport application you may call 1-877-487-2778 (1-877-4USA-PPT).  The passport web site for information and forms is http://www.travel.state.gov/.

The Circuit Clerk’s Offices are located at the Baldwin County Courthouse, First Floor, District Civil Division (see the home page for location and contact information).  Passport offie hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Fairhope and Foley courthouses close each day from noon until 12:30 p.m. for lunch.  The office is closed on all State and Federal holidays.