Passport Services

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PASSPORT SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Prior to scheduling an appointment, please verify that you have all the required documents, applications filled out in black ink, and separate payments for the U.S. Department of State and the City of Saratoga Springs.

If you do not have the required documents at the time of your appointment,
you may be asked to reschedule. 

All forms and up-to-date information on processing times and requirements can be found at the official U.S. Department of State web site: Travel.State.Gov

Exercise caution if using 3rd party/unofficial web sites.

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Passport Information

How to Apply for a Passport

To expedite the process, please have the following items ready to bring to our office:
(For a more complete list see Quick Links.)

  1. Passport Application – filled out in black ink only but not signed. Fill out online or Download forms from www.travel.state.gov
    Please double check your form. New regulations stipulate you must fill out a new form if there are any mistakes. 
  2. A check, money order or cashier's check made payable to the U.S. Department of State for the application fee (one for each applicant). The U.S. Department of State will not accept Starter or Counter checks that your bank prints for you. 
  3. Credit card, check, or cash for the Acceptance Fees payable to Saratoga Springs.
  4. Valid Picture ID and Photocopy of front and back. For example:
    • Driver’s License
    • Official Government or Military ID card
    • Parent’s Identification to identify minor child (under 16)
  5. Proof of Citizenship and Photocopy of Front and back. For example:
    • Original birth certificate issued by the County Health Department 
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization
    • Original Certificate of Citizenship
    • Previous U.S. Passport book or card
  6. One Passport Photo.
    • Saratoga can take pictures for $15 each
    • The photo must have been taken within the last six (6) months
    • Pictures must be in color and on a white background
    • Use a clear image of your face, no glasses, no filters, no selfies
    • Pictures must be a 2 by 2 inch square
    • See federal guidelines on www.travel.state.gov
  7. All applicants (including children) must be present when applying for a passport.
    If you are applying for a passport for a minor under the age of 16, both parents must be present unless the absent parent has filled out & had notarized a Statement of Consent (Form 3053).

Current passport processing times 

Please see the Department of State website for current times. Please note the time frames shown start from the day the Department of State receives your application. NOT from submission date. 

  1. Passport Office

    1307 N. Commerce Dr. Suite 200
    Phone: 801-766-9793 x155

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm

Covid-19 Update:

Processing may be significantly delayed. See the latest processing times at travel.state.gov.

Quick Links for
Passport Basics

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Passport Fees
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