The St. Charles County Department of Public Health is now an approved Passport Acceptance Facility. Effective June 6, individuals may apply for a passport in person at the department office, located on the Upper Level at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles.
“A passport is required for any international travel and may be necessary for Missourians to fly domestically as a result of the REAL ID Act,” Department Director Hope Woodson said.
To apply for a U.S. passport, individuals will need to apply in person and present a completed application to the Vital Records staff at the Department of Public Health. This application can be completed while you wait or can be found at travel.state.gov (please do not sign the document until meeting with Vital Records staff). In addition to the completed application, individuals must show evidence of U.S. citizenship and have a recent 2-inch by 2-inch color photograph. This photo may be taken at the Department of Public Health for a small fee.
Along with the completed application and necessary documentation, application fees must be paid (personal check or money order) to the U.S. Department of State. Execution and photography service fees must be paid separately by cash, credit card or check payable to St. Charles County Government.
The Vital Records staff will submit completed applications to the National Passport Information Center, and the finished passport will be mailed to the recipient.
Total fees (including application and execution fees):
- First-time Adult Passport Book – $135
- Renewal – Adult Passport Book – $110
- Minor (under age 16) Passport Book – $105
- Expediting Fee (provides faster processing) – $60
- Overnight Delivery (after processing) – $20.66
- Photography – $10
Passport service hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
For those who require a certified copy of their Missouri birth certificate as part of the passport application, the department’s Vital Records program can provide this document as well. For a $15 fee, individuals can obtain birth certificates for immediate family members born in Missouri since 1920. In addition to completing a short application, the applicant must show photo identification to obtain the certificate.
The Vital Records program is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday For more information on this service, please visit http://www.sccmo.org/399/Vital-Records.