Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen would like to invite the public to take advantage of Passport Day which he will be hosting on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only new passport applications will be accepted. No renewal applications. With people now feeling safe to travel and the upcoming travel season closing in, now is the time to apply for your passport! Due to increasing demand, appointments are highly recommended however, walk-ins are welcomed. To take advantage of Passport Day, all applicants must bring a completed and unsigned passport application prior to visiting the office. To complete an online application and/or to make an appointment for this special opening, please visit OCRecorder.com.
“Now that people are feeling safe to travel again, demand for passport services is on the rise,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “Passport Day is the perfect day for busy individuals and families to obtain these important services without having to miss work and to avoid travel delays,” he added.
Passport Day is geared towards individuals and families who can’t make it to our offices during normal operating hours due to work, school, or other time constraints. These special openings make the passport process easier for parents, as both parents must be present to obtain passports for children younger than 16 years of age. Currently, processing service times at the federal level can take up to 11 weeks total from the day an application is submitted at our offices so please plan according to your travel needs. Again, only new passport applications will be accepted. No renewal applications.
Passports for those age 16 and older cost $165, made in two separate payments: a check or money order for $130 made payable to the U.S. Department of State and a separate processing fee of $35 paid to the Clerk-Recorder Department using a separate form of payment. For those under age 16, the cost is $135 made in two separate payments: a check or money order for $100 made payable to the U.S. Department of State and a separate processing fee of $35 paid to the Clerk-Recorder Department using a separate form of payment. As an added convenience, passport photos are available on the spot for the low cost of $7.
For more detailed information about Passport Day or to learn more about the services offered at the Clerk-Recorder Department, please visit OCRecorder.com or call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500. The information line is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, except holidays.