This facility does not process walk-in applications.
AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. No exceptions.
The Law Library is located at 800 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura, CA. Our entrance is on the first floor of the Hall of Justice in the Ventura County Government Center complex. You must go through security to gain entrance to the building. Do not bring any type of weapon, including pocket knives, pepper spray, and tasers, or you may be turned away at the courthouse entrance.
Our facility can provide the following services by appointment only:
- First-time passports – Use form DS-11
- Passports that were issued more than 15 years ago, or that you are otherwise ineligible to renew through the mail or online. Use form DS-11
- Passports for Minors – special requirements for minors under the age of 18:
- Replacement of lost or stolen passports use form DS-64 and DS-11
ADULT RENEWAL: We will NOT process form DS-82. This form is used to renew by mail or online if you are eligible. If you prefer that we process your request, you may only use form DS-11 and make an appointment with us. We will treat your request as a “new” passport and you will pay the federally mandated Acceptance Fee of $35.00 (Cash, Money order, or Cashier’s check only) in addition to the fees that you will pay to the U.S. Department of State.
Passport Services FAQ:
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
- The applicant. All applicants must appear in person regardless of age.
- Form DS-11, completed in black ink, not signed.
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship.
- Original + Photocopy of evidence of U.S. citizenship
- Photo ID.
- Original + Photocopy of photo ID (front & back, single-sided)
- Passport photo. (We do not offer photo services on site)
6. Two Separate Payments.
(1) For fees paid to the U.S. Department of State, you can submit a CHECK (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s) or MONEY ORDER payable to “U.S. Department of State.”
(2) The federally mandated $35 (per application) execution fee is a separate payment that must be made to the Law Library in the form of CASH or MONEY ORDER. (Personal checks are not accepted for the execution fee.)
You can also use our checklists to make sure you have all of the required documents:
*Please note, if you have a special circumstance (i.e. a name change since your last passport) additional documentation may be required that is not listed. If you have any questions, it is best to check the state department website.
Who needs to be present at the appointment?
All applicants must be present for the passport appointment. For minors age 15 and younger, both parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of the child’s passport. The best way to do this is for both parents/guardians to go with the child in person to apply for the passport. If both parents/guardians are unable to appear, you can find the appropriate forms or evidence to bring to your appointment on the State Department website.
How can I get my Passport Photo Taken?
You can take your passport photo yourself and follow the guidelines set forth by the Department of State, or you can have your photo taken and printed at a business that provides passport photo services (AAA, FedEx, CVS, etc.).
What are the fees to apply for a Passport?
|Adult Passport Book||$130 Application Fee + $35 Execution Fee|
|Adult Passport Card||$30 Application Fee + $35 Execution Fee|
|Adult Passport Book & Card||$160 Application Fee + $35 Execution Fee|
|Minor Passport Book||$100 Application Fee + $35 Execution Fee|
|Minor Passport Card||$15 Application Fee + $35 Execution Fee|
|Minor Passport Book & Card||$115 Application Fee + $35 Execution Fee|
|1-2 Day Delivery||$19.53|
|File Search Fee||$150|
Can I expedite my application?
Yes, for an additional $60 per application. Anyone can expedite if they so choose.
How long does passport processing take?
Currently, routine processing is 10-13 weeks, while expedited processing is 7-9 weeks.
If you applied between February 6, 2023, to March 23, 2023, the previous times of 8-11 weeks (Routine) and 5-7 weeks (Expedited) still apply.
What if I need my passport sooner than the expedited processing can offer?
You can make an appointment for Life-or-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service by calling the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. Find more information about this service on the Department of State website.
What happens to my original document (Birth Certificate, Naturalization, Marriage License, etc.)?
Your original documents are sent with your application to the Department of State for review. The Department of State retains the photocopy for their records and sends the original(s) back to you. The original document(s) could be sent back in a separate mailing; if so, it could take up to 8 weeks after your new passport arrives.
If you have any questions, call the National Passport Agency at 1-877-487-2778.
Where is the Law Library located?
The Law Library is located at 800 S. Victoria Avenue in Ventura, CA. Our entrance is on the first floor of the Hall of Justice in the Ventura County Government Center complex.
You must go through security to gain entrance to the building. Do not bring any type of weapon, including pocket knives, pepper spray, and tasers, or you may be turned away at the courthouse entrance.
I don’t have a driver’s license, can I use my state ID for my identification?
Yes, you may use your state ID for your identification, however, you must also bring at least one other secondary identification (Social Security Card, Learner’s or Temporary driver’s permit, out-of-state driver’s license/state ID, school ID, etc.). You will also need to bring photocopies of both to the appointment.
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