Passport Day

 

Passport Day Celebration

-Free passport photo -Apply on-site -Trivia game to be entered to win prizes!On Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 we are hosting Passport Day! Come to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett) to have your passport photo taken for free. You can also apply for your passport on-site! 

The event will take place from 11 AM to 3 PM. 

Apply for or Renew your U.S. Passport

Come to the event to Apply/Renew your U.S. Passport. Below are the items you will need if you are a first-time applicant for a U.S. passport and for passport renewal.


For applying for a U.S. passport, you will need the following:

  1. A completed DS-11 Form, which you may fill out prior to Passport Day and bring with you. Otherwise, the Black Hawk Recorder's Office will bring blank forms. Each applicant can print a blank form and fill it out (in black ink only) before they arrive, which will save the applicant time.
  2. A certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate. It should include the applicant's parents' birth names and have a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal.
  3. A photocopy of BOTH the front and back sides of the applicant's driver's license.
  4. A passport photo (2" x 2" with a white or light gray background).
    • Fees for applying for a U.S. passport as follows:
      • The passport costs $130.00 and must be paid by check or money order to the U.S. Dept of State.
      • Processing fee of $35 for the application paid by check or cash to the Black Hawk County Recorder.

For U.S. passport renewal, you will need the following:

  • A completed DS-11 Form which you may fill out prior to Passport Day and bring with. Otherwise, the Black Hawk Recorder's Office will bring blank forms.
    • If an applicant completes the DS-11 form for renewing a passport, the process and fees are exactly the same.
    • If an applicant wants a passport renewal, and they were 15 years or younger when they were issued their passport, they must bring their birth certificate and their passport.
  • The applicant will need to bring their old passport.
  • Must bring a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • A photocopy of BOTH the front and back sides of the applicant's driver's license.
  • A passport photo (2" x 2" with a white or light gray background).
  • Fees for a passport renewal are as follows:
  • DS-11 Form:
    • Fee for Passport Renewal of $130.00 which must be paid by check or money order to the U.S. Dept of State.
    • Processing fee of $35 for the application paid by check or cash to the Black Hawk County Recorder.

Important Notes: The more items you complete ahead of time, the faster they can service your application.  Remember to have a photocopy of BOTH sides of your driver's license.  

A certified copy of a birth certificate will have the following:

  • Issued by the county or state of birth
  • Lists applicant’s full name, date of birth, and place of birth
  • Lists parent(s)’ full names
  • Has the signature of the county or state registrar
  • Has the date filed with registrar's office (must be within one year of birth)
  • Has the registrar's raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal of issuing authority

How early can you renew your Passport? 

You can renew a current passport at any time.  The expiration date for the new passport will be exactly 10 years after the issue date.  So, if you apply today, accounting for processing time, your new passport would be valid 10 years from this date.