Pierce County passport, marriage license fair Sept. 20

The Pierce County Auditor's Office will be holding a Passport and Marriage Fair Sat., Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to...

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office will be holding a Passport and Marriage Fair Sat., Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept passport and marriage license applications.

— PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS —

Two payments — passport fee and agent fee — are required at the time of making application. Passport fees are $60 for children 15 years and younger and $75 for people 16 years and older; the agent fee is $25. Passport card fees are $10 for children 15 years and younger and $20 for people 16 years and older; the agent fee is $25. If you are applying for the passport book and card at the same time, pay the $25 agent fee one time. A passport photo if needed costs $12. Passport fees must be paid by check or money order. Agent fee and photos can be paid with check, money order or cash.

Please note the U.S. Passport Card may only be used for re-entry into the U.S. at land borders and sea ports of entry when traveling from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Passport cards may not be used for air travel.

Identification (driver’s license or Military ID) and proof of citizenship are required. State identification cards are accepted with other supporting forms of identification. No photocopies or hospital certificates will be accepted. Social security numbers are required on the applications.

The time frame for routine service is four to six weeks and expedited service is three weeks. An expedited passport can be obtained with proof of departure and two-way overnight mail. Speak with a passport clerk for additional information.

Additional forms to renew a passport, add visa pages or make changes to a passport are available at the Auditor’s Office. It is the responsibility of the customer to mail the forms to the National Passport Center.

— MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS —

The cost is $64 cash, money order or cashier’s check. Both parties must be present and be 18 years of age or older with valid photo ID. There is a three-day waiting period, and the license is valid for 60 days.

The office is located in room 200 at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St. The phone number for passport, marriage or pet information is (253) 798-7445. Visit http://www.piercecountywa.org/auditor for more information or to download forms.

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