Due to Covid-19 Precautions/Restrictions
Passport Applications will not be accepted until further notice.
We are sorry for the inconvenience
and will resume accepting applications as conditions allow
June 10, 2020
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, we significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. We temporarily suspended expedited passport processing and restricted service to cases involving life-or-death emergencies. As global conditions evolve and U.S. states begin to reopen, we are resuming operations in phases. We ask for your patience as we safely get back to work on your application.
As of Thursday, June 11, a total of 11 passport agencies and centers are entering phase one of our three-phase reopening plan.
Regular Passport hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the Circuit Clerk's Office, room 405 in the County Complex
All applicants must apply in person for a Passport.
This includes all minor children.
In Order to Process Your Application
YOU WILL NEED
DS-11 Form The form is also available at the Circuit Clerk's Office.
Forms must be filled out in BLACK Ink only
A Certified Copy of your Birth Certificate
Not a Hospital Certificate - No photocopies are accepted.
A valid Photo Identification.
One approved Passport Photo.
One Stop Shop - we can take your passport photo for a nominal fee
Certified Copies of Court Orders for Name Change, Custody or Adoption Decrees.
You will need two checks or money orders.
Fees are subject to change without notice.
Cash is not accepted due to federal mailing requirements.
For any questions please call Sangamon County Passport
Director Todd for more information 217-535-3260
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PASSPORTS
It is important to realize that you will not be issued a Passport immediately.
The completed application will be sent to Passport Services in the U.S. Department of State.
You will receive your Passport "approximately 6-8 weeks" from the time of application.
If you need a Passport sooner, you can Expedite your application for an
additional fee. You will receive your Passport "approximately 2-3 weeks."
A Passport lasts for 10 years for an adult (over 16 years of age)
and for five years for a minor (under 16 years of age).
For Children 15 and under, both parents and the child must appear
in person when applying for passports.
Children under 17 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian
with them when applying for a Passport.
NO GLASSES may be worn in photos.
One Stop Shop - we can take your
Passport photo for a nominal fee.
Is your group planning a trip that requires passports?
Offsite Passport Acceptance Agents can be scheduled
to attend your group meeting or special event.
Contact Passport Director Todd at 217-535-3260
The Circuit Clerk Lookup System may be
unavailable periodically for maintenance.
All fees collected by the Circuit Clerk are mandated by law.