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You will need to apply for a birth certificate at the vital records department in the state where you were born. Visit the Department of Health for Washington State birth certificates. For all other states, the Vital Chek website is an easy way to obtain a birth certificate. Fees could vary.
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In most cases, no. For information on acceptable birth records, please visit the U.S. Department of State Travel website or call 1-877-487-2778.
Check with the vital records office in the state where you were born. If they have no record, you will need to obtain a letter from them stating there is no record of your birth. You will also need to provide three (3) pieces of secondary birth evidence or early school records. In addition, an affidavit of identifying witness may be submitted.
Draw a line through the error and write the correct information above or start over with a new application. All applications must be legible; do not use white out!
The Passport Agency will have your passport processed in 4 to 6 weeks. If you need your passport earlier, you may expedite for an additional $60 plus $15.89 for overnight delivery (overnight delivery is not available for passport cards).
To check on the status of a submitted application, visit the U.S. Department of State's Passport Page or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 (TDD users: 888-874-7793). This is a toll free service.
You can contact The Office of Immigration and Naturalization at 206-553-5956 with your questions.
No. You will receive your passport directly from the Department of State via United States Postal Service.
No. Once the City certifies your application as complete, we cannot return it to you. You must bring all the required documents and payments to your appointment.
No. Original documents must be submitted with your passport application. The Department of State will return those documents to you with your passport.