Passports

SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY The County Clerk’s Office is currently making appointments for May 2022.  Click here for a County Clerk appointment.   Other Passport Acceptance Facilities in Nashville and the surrounding area have appointments available much sooner.  Click here for a list of all Passport Acceptance Facilities by zip code.  Click here to make an appointment with a U.S. Post Office Passport Acceptance Facility. To change or cancel an appointment with the Davidson County Clerk’s Office and for general questions please call 615-862-6223 and leave a message.

TO APPLY FOR A PASSPORT YOU WILL NEED:

1.  A completed DS-11 application – click here for forms 2.  A certified copy of your Birth Certificate (not a mother’s copy or hospital copy) with the mother’s name listed.  No photocopies are accepted.  Click here for details for the TN Vital Records Office.  If you were born outside of TN, you can order a certified copy from www.vitalchek.com or www.vitalrec.com 3.  A valid Driver License or State Identification.  If your Driver License or Identification card was not issued in TN, please also bring a second form of photo identification such as work, military, school/college ID. 4.  One (1) official Passport Photo (2″x 2″ size) for each applicant 5.  A check or money order for each applicant for US Dept of State fees (see below for prices) 6.  Cash, card, or money order for County Clerk fees (see below for prices) 7. All applicants must apply in person for a first-time passport 8. Minors under 16 require parents with custody to be present or an absent parent to complete form DS-3053 9. A Certified Marriage certificate or court ordered name change if the applicant’s last name differs from the birth certificate 10. Old passport book, if available

FEES

Application Fee Execution Fee
Payable to the U.S. Department of State (Check or Money Order ONLY) Payable to the Davidson County Clerk’s Office (Cash, Card, Money Order ONLY)
Passport Book Only (Age 16 & Older) $130 and —> $35
Passport Book & Card (Age 16 & Older) $160 and —> $35
Passport Card Only (Age 16 & Older) $30 and —> $35
Passport Book Only (Under Age 16) $100 and —> $35
Passport Book & Card (Under Age 16) $115 and —> $35
Passport Card Only (Under Age 16) $15 and —> $35

ROUTINE vs. EXPEDITED SERVICE Routine service takes 8-11 weeks to receive and the fees outlined above apply. Expedited service takes 5-7 weeks to receive and the following U.S. Department of State fees apply: $130.00 for adult application fee,  $60.00 for expedited service, and an optional $18.32  to express mail the new passport to you.  The total of $190 or $208.32 made payable  by check or money order to the U.S. Department of State.  In addition, the following County Clerk’s Office fees apply: $35.00 execution fee, and an optional $25.00 for express mailing of your application to the Passport Agency.  The total of $35.00 or $60.00 is payable by cash, card, or money order to the Davidson County Clerk’s Office .

PROCESSING TIMES

 

PASSPORT BOOK VS. CARD

 

 ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT

 

 PASSPORT RENEWAL

 

Please visit http://www.travel.state.gov/ for up-to-date information regarding US Passport regulations and international travel.