Passport Information

Passport Processing by Appointment Only

Please visit the Appointment Website to book your appointment.

This office DOES NOT process or accept passport renewal applications (Form DS-82). 

No cash or credit/debit cards accepted for passport services. Checks or money orders only are accepted.

For passport forms, or to check the status of a submitted passport application visit the US Department of State Passport Services website.

The Whatcom County Treasurer’s office is an approved passport acceptance facility. You can apply for a new Passport Book or Passport Card, report one as lost or stolen, or pick up forms for a renewal. Our office DOES NOT process or accept renewal form DS-82. You must apply directly with the US Department of State.

Please see the checklist for required items to bring to Passport Appointment.
Failure to bring all required documentation may result in passport application not being accepted.

Passport Processing Hours

Passport processing hours are by appointment only, Monday - Friday (holidays excluded). EACH APPLICANT will need THEIR OWN appointment. Please note that appointments are limited. We also recommend that you visit or consider making an appointment at one of the other open passport offices in Whatcom County.

Please visit the Appointment Website to book your appointment.

Processing Time

Please check the US Department of State website for current expected processing times. There is an “Expedite” service available for an additional $60 per passport, that could shorten this time to within 9 weeks door-to-door.


All photographs must be taken within the last 6 months, 2x2 inches in size, and with a white background. They must be taken in normal street attire, without a hat or glasses. You cannot wear a uniform, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage attire. There are several places in town that take passport specific photos, and they should know the Department of State requirements, as not all are listed here.