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United States Passports

Passports are done by appointment only. 

To Schedule online CLICK HERE or call 479-271-1017

Important Do’s and Don’ts *Passport applications are processed by appointment only.

  • The Circuit Clerk’s office does now take passport photos for all citizens.
  • You do need to bring check or money order, the U.S. Department of State doesn’t accept cash.

A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries as well as re-entering the U.S.

If you have already applied for a passport (at least 5-7 days ago), you can track passport status online.

If your passport has been lost or stolen, you can get emergency help online.

The Office of the Circuit Clerk accepts the following forms of payment: cash, personal checks, business checks, cashier’s checks, postal money orders and non-postal money orders as well as accepting credit/debit cards. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Please note there is a service fee associated with all debit and credit card transactions.

Step 1: DETERMINE the kind of passport you need.

Step 2: GATHER the required documents.

  1. One 2″ by 2″ passport photo
  2. U.S. birth certificate (original or certified copy) or naturalization papers
  3. Completed passport application
  4. Visit NPIC for online forms, printables and more.
    • Fill out form in black ink and don’t sign until you are asked to do so in office.
  5. Driver’s license or a state-issued I.D. card
    • Visit AR DFA for driving & identification documents
  6. For children ages birth to 15:
    • signatures of both parents
    • child(ren) must be present at time of application
    • both parents or childs legal guardian must appear in person with valid ID
      • Special CircumstancesIf there are any special circumstances (i.e. birth abroad, only one parent available, lost or expired passport, etc.) there may be additional forms or documentation necessary. Please ask a clerk or contact our offices at 479-271-1017
  7. For children ages 16 & 17:
    • signatures of one parents (child’s signature is required)
    • child(ren) must be present at time of application
    • one parent or legal guardian must appear in person with valid ID

Passport Frequently Asked Questions

Step 3: Familiarize yourself with Passport Laws, Fees, and Processing Times.

  1. All first time applicants must apply in person at an authorized Passport Application Acceptance Facility.
  2. The Application Fee is a non-refundable processing fee and is retained by the Department of State whether or not the passport is issued.
  3. Passport Fees including payment types and renewal information

TIME WARNING – Routine processing service takes approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application.

Learn more about expediting process time to within 2-3 weeks (additional fees apply).

U.S. citizen children under age 16 arriving by land from Canada or Mexico may present an original or certified copy of his or her birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or Certificate of Citizenship.

  • Circuit Clerk

    Brenda DeShields


    Branch Locations

    Administration Building

    County Courthouse

    102 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Courts offices open through lunch
    Archives and Juvenile closed 12 – 1 p.m.

    Recorder’s Office

    215 E Central Ave.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Recorder’s offices open through lunch

    Office Stops Recording Documents at 4:15 p.m.

    Passport Processing 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

    Passport applications are processed by appointment only.

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    Bentonville Offices

    102 NE A St.
    Bentonville, AR 72712

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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