Passport Services

Passport Documents

Due to a reallocation of staff resources, the City Clerk’s Office will no longer be offering Passport Services as of Thursday, May 1st.

To find a Passport Acceptance Facility near you click here.
Important Travel Notice
Effective June 2009, U.S. citizens must present a valid U.S. Passport Book, U.S. Passport Card or other travel document approved by the Department of Homeland Security, when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.

The city of Las Vegas now offers U.S. Passport services through its City Clerk’s office. Passport applications are accepted on the second floor City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Please review the information below to make sure that you bring all necessary documents and fees. Fees payable to the U.S. Department of State must be by check, money order or cashiers check only. The separate execution fee to the city of Las Vegas may be cash, check, credit/debit card or money order.

Current processing time for passports -  The processing time for a passport is currently six weeks. Expedited service is taking between two and three weeks.

 First Time Applicants  Other Passport Information
 When You Must Submit In Person  Passport Card
   Renew Your Passport By Mail
 Steps For First Time Applicants  Check The Status Of Your Application
 Step 1 – Form DS-11  Passport Applications And Forms
 Step 2 – Evidence Of U.S. Citizenship  
 Step 3 – Provide Identification  
 Step 4 – Supply a Photo  

You must apply in person for a U.S. Passport if:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. Passport or
  • You are under age 16 (both parents must accompany minor) 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.

Steps For First Time Applicants

Step 1 - Complete and Submit Form DS-11
When applying for a U.S. Passport, you must:

  • Complete Form DS-11
  • Apply in person at an acceptance facility or Passport Agency
  • Must include the additional documentation
  • Must not sign the application until instructed to do by the acceptance agent
  • Must provide your Social Security number

Step 2 – Submit Evidence of U.S. Citizenship
Evidence of U.S. Citizenship must be submitted with Form DS-11. These documents will be returned to you with your newly-issued U.S. Passport or in a separate mailing. These include:

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state – this has a registrar’s raised embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Abstracts are not accepted.
  • Consular report of birth abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization Certificate

Step 3 - Submit Identification
When applying for a U.S. passport in person, acceptable identification must be presented at the time of application.

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Valid Nevada Driver’s License (preferred) - ID from other states require a secondary photo ID 
  • Current government identification (city, state or federal)
  • Current military identification

Step 4 – Submit Photo
You must submit one photo, which must be:

  • Color
  • 2 by 2 inches
  • Taken within the past six months
  • Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

Photo service is available for a $10 fee.

Step 5 – Pay Fees

 What are you applying for?

 Application Fee (Check or money order ONLY payable to the U.S. Department of State)

 Execution Fee (Separate Payment to the City of Las Vegas)

Total Amount You Pay 

 Passport Book (Age 16 & older)




 Passport Book (Under Age 16)




 Passport Card (Age 16 & older)




 Passport Card (Under Age 16)




Application and expedite (if applicable) fees should be made paybale to the U.S. Department of State and must be in the form of a check or money order/cashiers check only. Execution fees are payable to the city of Las Vegas and can be in the form of a check, money order, cash or credit card.

Expedited service can be requested for a $60 additional fee. Customers wishing to pay overnight shipping for their application to the processing facility must be processed before 1 p.m. Overnight shipping for expedited service is an additional charge of $19.95 payable to the city of Las Vegas. Customers may choose to overnight their application or to have the processing facility overnight the passport back to the customer or both. The cost to have a passport shipped back overnight mail is $14.85, payable to the U.S. Department of State. This service is available for passport books only. Applications not being mailed overnight will be sent by priority mail.

* This fee is not charged if applying for a Passport Card in conjunction with a Passport Book.

Contact Information

City Clerk’s Office
City Hall, Second Floor
495 S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6311
TTY: (702) 386-9108

Business Hours: Passport applications accepted 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday. Thursday, May 1st is the last day to apply at this location

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