WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NOR PROCESSING PASSPORT APPLICATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CONTACT THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE (SEE BELOW).
For updated information about passport fees & requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State's Passport Website at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html or call 1-877-487-2778.
The Kings County Clerk's Office processes applications for U.S. passports between the hours of 9:00 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3:30 PM. The application requires that you provide proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity, photographs and pay a fee. You are required to appear in person at any County Clerk Office in New York City, or at most Post Offices to submit the application. Please allow four to six weeks for your passport to reach you by mail. Please review the following checklist of materials you need to apply for a passport.
- Providing Proof of U.S. Citizenship
- Providing Proof of Identity
- The Photographs You Need to Provide
- If You Are Not a Citizen, but Wish to Apply for a Passport for a Child Born in the United States
Monday through Friday 9 AM TO 11 AM & 2 PM TO 3:30 PM ONLY
Providing Proof of U.S. Citizenship
You must provide one of the following acceptable forms for proof of United States' citizenship:
- A previous U.S. passport
- A certified birth certificate or if you were born outside the United States, a certificate of naturalization.
All documents must be an original. No photocopies will be accepted.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for a person born in the City of New York, call the New York City Department of Health, Vital Records, at 212-788-4520 or go to https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birth-certificates.page.
To obtain a copy of a birth certificate for a person born in New York State, call the New York State Department of Health, Vital Records, at 518-474-3077 or
go to https://www.health.ny.gov/vital_records/ .
To obtain a certificate of naturalization, call the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at l-800-375-5283 or go to www.uscis.gov.
Providing Proof of Identity
The following are acceptable forms to provide proof of identity:
- A valid driver's license
- An employment photo id from a government agency
- A military id or
- A valid college photo id
The Photographs You Need to Provide
You will need to bring one, 2 inch by 2 inch, passport size photograph of each person, at the time you apply.
Emergency passport applicants, please call the U.S. Passport Office at: 1-877-487-2778.
For non-citizens applying for a passport for a child born in the United States, the parents of the child must present their passports from their country, or a valid resident's card, or a work authorization card issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
To obtain a certificate of naturalization, call the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at: l-800-375-5283.