Passports

Applying

Due to the alarming surge in positive COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations across the country and locally, Linn County is closing buildings to the public once again to help reduce community spread of the virus and to help ensure continuity of County services. The closure will take effect Thursday, November 19 and remain in effect until public health conditions improve and allow for modifications.

The United States Postal Service is still taking passport applications by appointment only. For more information, scheduling, and hours of operation please visit the USPS website.

For questions about Passports, please call 319-892-5420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

The following items are required when applying for a passport. Please bring the following items with you:

  • One color passport photo (a photo can be taken during your appointment at the Recorder’s Office for a fee of $10.00)
  • A certified copy of your birth record (hospital certificates are not accepted); If you need a birth certificate, first request an appointment with vital records
  • A photo ID 
  • Completed application (do not sign)
  • Check or Money Order

All applicants must appear in person. Applications must be signed in the presence of a passport acceptance agent.

Minor Children

Both parents are required to appear with a minor under age 16 or a notarized affidavit from absentee parent is required explaining why they are unable to appear, and a copy of their driver’s license - front and back. 

Payments

*Two payments are collected at the time of passport execution. The table below shows the total amount of both payments.

The Linn County Recorder charges a $35 passport execution fee that can be made payable by check, money order, cash, or credit card.

The remaining amount is for the passport application portion going to Passport Services. This portion must be made payable to the US Department of State and must be made in the form of check or money order.

Review more passport information at travel.state.gov.

Passport Book Pricing

AgeValidPrice
Under 165 years$80*
16 and Over10 years$110*


Passport Card Pricing

AgeValidPrice
Under 165 years$15*
16 and Over10 years$30*


Processing

Due to COVID-19, processing times are delayed.  Please check with Passport Services at 1-888-874-7793 for processing times.  For outgoing and return overnight delivery service an additional fee will be collected.