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Passport Information

U.S. Citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports Monday, Wednesday or Thursday during office hours at the County Clerk’s office in Oak Ridge
By Appointment Only
. Call 865-259-2357 for appointment.

County Clerk’s office in Oak Ridge
728 Emory Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
865-259-2357 (Passport only)

For application forms, documentation required, fees and other information visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Passport Applications (DS-11 newest ) can be obtained from the Anderson County Court Clerk Clerk’s office or at www.travel.state.gov.

WHEN APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT, YOU MUST HAVE:

  • Completed unsigned application.
  • Certified birth certificate with seal (must be raised or multi-colored) and cannot be hospital record or copy.
  • The birth certificate is mailed with the passport application.
  • Your birth certificate is returned to you in a separate mailing from your passport.
  • One 2X2 passport photos. Available at most Walgreens or other major shopping stores.
  • Driver’s license or government ID, preferably with photo.
  • $110 check to U. S. Department of State for adults and minors 16 years
    of age or over.
  • $80 check to U. S. Department of State for minors 15 years of age
    or under.
  • $25 cash or check to the Anderson County Clerk for each application.

Everyone applying for a passport must appear in person, including infants
and minors. If a minor is under 16 years of age, both parents must be present,
or the parent who is not present must complete a consent form which we can
provide or you may download one
here.

It usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive your passport. If you need your passport sooner, you can expedite
your application. Expedited applications usually take 2-3 weeks.

  • To expedite for individuals 16 years and older make your check payable to the U. S. Department of State in the amount of $182.72 ($110 for passport; $60 for expediting and $12.72 for return mail).
  • To expedite for individuals 15 years and younger make your check payable to the U. S. Department of State in the amount of $152.72 ($80 for passport; $60 for expediting and $12.72 for return mail).
  • Include $25.00 cash or check payable to Anderson County Clerk for each application.
  • For overnight mailing include $18.95 payable to the USPS.

* For extensive online travel information visit www.travel.state.gov

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