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PASSPORT INFORMATION

City of Black Diamond is pleased to take US Passport applications by appointment only.

Please call 360-886-5700 for appointment availability. Appointments are for 1 hour, please arrive prepared with your completed application, required documents, checks or money orders for payment. Customers who are not prepared and need more time will need to make a second appointment to complete their application process.


Hours of Acceptance:
Monday CLOSED  
Tuesday BY APPT. 9-4
Wednesday CLOSED  
Thursday BY APPT. 9-4
Friday CLOSED  
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

PUBLIC NOTICE - PASSPORT FEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 23, 2017

For information, questions, and inquiries please vist the U.S. Department of State website at travel.state.gov. In addition you may contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-877-487-2778 or by email at NPIC@state.gov. Customer Service Representative are available Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 12 Midnight Eastern Time (excluding federal holidays). Automated information is available 24 hours a day.

*Please note ~ not all material is available online, please contact the City Hall office for additional information.

HOW TO APPLY



Black Diamond City Hall
Hours of Passport Acceptance:
Tuesday & Thursday by Appointment only
9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

24301 Roberts Drive, Suite B
PO Box 599
Black Diamond, WA 98010
Phone: (360) 886-5700
Fax: (360) 886-2592

Black Diamond City Hall is pleased to announce that it accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. For application forms, information on documentation required, fees, and other passport and international travel information, visit the only official website for passport information - travel.state.gov.

View FEES and other Information

NEED A PASSPORT IMMEDIATELY?

You should make an appointment to be seen at a Regional Passport Agency ONLY if:

The U.S. passport is needed in less than 2 weeks for international travel

The U.S. passport is needed within 4 weeks to obtain a foreign visa

Please provide a copy of your travel itinerary

Contact the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment or locate a Passport Agency
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PASSPORT RENEWAL INFORMATION:

The City of Black Diamond does not process renewal applications if they meet the below criteria.

This process is by mail only and the applicant must meet the following guidelines:

Be able to submit most recent passport book

Applicant was at least 16 yrs old when most recent passport was issued

Most recent passport book was issued less than 15 years ago

Applicant is using same name as most recent passport or can submit original documents reflecting name change.

If applicant meets all these criteria, Form DS-82 can be submitted along with applicant's current passport, one new passport photo and check or money order for $110.00 payable to U.S. Dept. of State. This application is mailed directly to the passport agency by the applicant.

 

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The City of Black Diamond does NOT have the ability to provide you with photos. You will need to bring photos with you when applying for a passport.

Please note that there are two (2) payments that need to be made at the time of submittal:
1) One check payable to U.S. Department of State to send with your application, and 2) another payment made to the City of Black Diamond (execution fee of each passport of $25 each application).  The City accepts, cash, check or debit/credit card payments for the execution fee.

YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON IF:

You are applying for your first U.S. Passport or

You are under age 16 or

Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16 or

Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged or

Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago or

Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are
   unable to legally document your name change

You must provide a CERTIFIED COPY (hospital issued and photo copies are NOT accepted) of your birth certificate in order to receive a passport. Minors under the age of 16 need both parents present. Please note that if your minor is renewing thier passport, you will need to bring in the certified copy of their birth certificate (previous passports alone are not acceptable for age 15 and under because parental information is not shown) and their current passport.

PROCESSING TIME:
 
Routine Processing: 4-6 weeks unless applying during a peak period.

Expedited Processing: An additional $60.00 expedite fee generally provides the passport within 2-3 weeks. Express Mail Overnight Return available for an additional fee (recommended).

The City of Black Diamond charges a fee for the USPS for Priority Express Mail for all Expedited processing.

Submitted passports and proof of citizenship (birth & naturalization certificates) sent with applications will be returned to the applicant after processing is complete.

PROVIDE ONE PASSPORT PHOTO - THE PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE:

In color

2 x 2 inches in size

Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance

Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background

Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

Taken in normal street attire -
   
- Uniforms should NOT be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.

    - Do NOT wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.

    - If you normally wear a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they SHOULD be worn for your picture. 

    - Dark glasses or prescription glasses are NOT acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a signed statement from a medical professional or health practitioner is required ).

PASSPORT PHOTO NOTES:


School photos DO NOT meet photo requirements and are not acceptable.

Vending machine photos are not generally acceptable.

Digital photos must meet the same requirements of all passport photographs.

QUICKLINKS

travel.state.gov
U.S. Department of State website offers a wealth of information on how to obtain a passport.

 

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