Posted on: February 26, 2018

Linn County Recorder’s Office Notice of Passport Fee Increase

The U.S. Department of State announced passport fees will be increasing on April 2, 2018 and the Linn County Recorder’s Office wants you to be prepared.

U.S. citizens can save $10.00 if their applications are submitted to the Recorder’s Office before April 2, 2018. Currently, a passport book is $135.00, but starting April 2, 2018, the fee will be increased making the total fee for a passport book $145.00.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government. 

Passport applications are currently accepted at the Recorder’s Office without reservations. Applicants will need to bring a certified copy of their birth certificate or previous passport, one color passport photo (photos can be taken in the Recorder’s Office for $10.00) and a photo ID. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions can be handled by one of Linn County’s passport acceptance agents at 319-892-5420.

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