The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Passport Information

Requirements needed to apply for U.S. Passport / Passport Card

NEW FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 13, 2010

10 year passport / passport card - issued for 16 years of age and older: 

The passport card can only be used for land and sea travel between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.   

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate with raised seal or original naturalization papers, or an expired U.S. Passport
  • A completed and unsigned application
  • Passport photo
  • Valid Driver’s License or State ID
  • 2 checks - total for a ten year passport $135.00
    • 1st check made payable to the "U.S. Department of State" in the amount of $110.00
    • 2nd check made payable to "Chris Kachiroubas, Circuit Court Clerk" in the amount of $25.00
     

Passport cards are available for an additional $30.00 fee payable to the U. S. Department of State.
Passport photos can be taken for a $15.00 fee payable to Chris Kachiroubas , Circuit Court Clerk.

The clerk will accept cash, check and credit cards. If you pay by credit card, the clerk shall collect a service fee of $5.00 for any payment up to $250.00. If the amount due is $250.00 or greater an additional service fee of 2% will be collected. [705 ILCS 105 / 27.3b]

5 year passport / passport card for a minor (under 16)

All children must be present in front of an acceptance agent if applying for a U.S Passport. 

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate with raised seal (long form with parents listed).
    If child has had a previous passport a long form birth certificate is still required
  • Passport photo
  • Both parents must consent to any child under the age of 16

Parents can do this by appearing in person at an acceptance agency with a valid Driver’s License or State ID. If one parent cannot appear a form DS-3053 “Statement of consent for non appearing parent” can be downloaded from web site  http://www.travel.state.gov   This form MUST be notarized. 

  • 2 checks - Total for a 5 year passport $105.00
    • 1st check made payable to the "U.S. Department of State" for $80.00
    • 2nd check made payable to "Chris Kachiroubas, Circuit Court Clerk" for $25.00
     

Passport cards are available for an additional $15.00 fee payable to the U. S. Department of State.
Passport photos can be taken for a $15.00 fee payable to Chris Kachiroubas, Circuit Court Clerk.

The clerk will accept cash, check and credit cards. If you pay by credit card, the clerk shall collect a service fee of $5.00 for any payment up to $250.00. If the amount due is $250.00 or greater an additional service fee of 2% will be collected. [705 ILCS 105 / 27.3b]

Routine service is approximately 4-6 weeks.

Expedited service is available for an additional fee and guarantees delivery in 2-3 weeks.  If you are traveling in less than 14 days you will need to make an appointment at the Chicago Passport Office at 877-487-2778.

Renew Passport / Passport Card by Mail 

To renew a passport / passport card by mail the applicant needs to answer yes to these 4 questions:

1. I can submit my most recent U.S. passport
2. I was a least 16 years old when my most recent U.S. passport was issued
3. I was issued my most recent U.S. Passport less than 15 years ago.
4. I use the same name as on my recent U.S. Passport; OR, I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect that change.

This procedure can be done by applicant without having to appear at an acceptance agency. DS-82 can be found at www.travel.state.gov .  Check or money order for $110.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State 

Additional Questions

If you have any questions or need an appointment to apply for a passport, please contact Donna Bekas at (630) 407-8577.

Office of Chris Kachiroubas
DuPage County Circuit Court Clerk
505 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

 
All passport forms can be found online at www.travel.state.gov  

National Passport Center 1-877-487-2778