SJC Clerk’s Office to hold special passport event in April

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — Are you looking to replace or renew your passport? The St. Johns County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has you covered.


On Sat., Apr. 1, a special passport Saturday event will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Rickard O. Watson Judicial Center located at 4010 Lewis Speedway in St. Augustine. The extended business hours will make applying for a passport more convenient for those seeking to travel abroad.

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“We recognize the challenges of working adults and parents to coordinate schedules for a passport and hope this event makes the process that much more convenient,” Clerk of Courts and Comptroller, Brandon J. Patty said. “Holding a special Saturday event is an additional offering from us to provide world-class customer service to residents.”

The Clerk’s Office’s recording department will be open on Apr. 1 to accept and review applications for first-time passports only. You must submit by mail if your passport is undamaged and can be submitted with your application, your passport was issued when you were age 16 or older, your passport was issued within the last 15 years or your passport was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change.

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Adults must bring a valid driver’s license or state identification card. If your identification was issued within the last six months, a second form of ID is required. You must also bring an original or certified copy of your birth certificate or consular birth abroad certificate with the name of both parents. If applicable, a previously issued, non-damaged passport or passport card or naturalization certificate might be required.

Two separate forms of payment are needed for each application. A personal check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State for the passport fees, and a separate form of payment for the $35 execution fee for the St. Johns County Clerk of Court. The Clerk’s office accepts cash, money order, check, and credit cards for their fees.

Passport photos will be available to the public for $10.65. You may use your own photo if it meets U.S. Department of States guidelines.

According to the U.S. Department of State, the current processing times for routine is between eight and 11 weeks and expedited service is between five and seven weeks.

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For more information and details on what is required, please visit https://travel.state.gov or call the Clerk’s Office Recording Department at (904) 819-3632.