Passport applications are processed by appointment only.
Fees described below apply to each applicant:
Passports issued to those 16 and older are valid for ten years.
Passports for children under 16 are valid for five years and are not renewable.
Passport renewal applications may be completed if the applicant has previously had a U.S. Passport book/card issued within the past 15 years and issued when the applicant was 16 years or older. The undamaged U.S. Passport book/card should be submitted along with the DS-82 form and mailed to the U. S. Department of State by the applicant.
If you are behind in child support payments, you may not be able to get a passport. See Child Support.
For assistance with special circumstances, visit the Recorder’s Office or call 479-271-1017.
Additional information may be found at the U.S. Department of State website.
Application Fee (payable to U.S Department of State)*
|Book, Adult (16 and over)||$130.00|
|Book, Children (age 15 and under)||$100.00|
|Card, Adult (16 and over)||$30.00|
|Card, Children (age 15 and under)||$15.00|
|Book and Card, Adult (16 and over)||$160.00|
|Book and Card, Children (age 15 and under)||$115.00|
Execution Fee (payable to Benton County Circuit Clerk’s Office)*
|Execution Fee per applicant Adult & Minor||$35.00|
|Official Passport Photo||$10.00|
|Priority Mail Express-Overnight up to 2-Day Guarantee (US Mail Service not guaranteed by the Circuit Clerk’s Office). Payable to the United States Postal Service.
*USPS rates may change.*
|1-2 Day Return Services US Postal Priority Mail Overnight up to 2 Day Guarantee Service (USPS Express Mail service)||$19.53|
|Expedite Fee (payable to the U.S. Department of State||$60.00|
Overnight Return Delivery
The Overnight Return Delivery Service fee is an optional fee charged when customers request to have their newly issued U.S. Passport book shipped to them using Overnight Return Delivery Service. Please note: Overnight Return Delivery Service is not available for the U.S. Passport Card. Customers applying for the passport book and the passport card will only receive the passport book by Overnight Return Delivery Service. Passport cards will be mailed to the applicants using first-class mail service.
Return Delivery: 1-2 day delivery service you will include the delivery fee with your passport fee in your check or money order payable to the US Department of State for faster return shipping. You may receive your passport and your supporting documents submitted with your application in separate mailings. (The Circuit Clerk does not offer a guarantee for US Postal Services).
1. Sending your passport application
2. Returning your passport to you
Neither overnight return delivery service nor Priority Mail service will be available for the passport card. Passport cards will be mailed to applicants using First Class Mail service.
*Accepted Forms of Payment
|Payment Type||Benton County||Department of State|
|Postal Money Orders|
|Non-Postal Money Orders|
|Canadian Postal Money Orders|
|Foreign Money Order|
|Postal Payment Card|