The City of Lake Forest is an acceptance agent for the United States Passport Service. The City Clerk Department is preparing to reopen appointment-only services. Additional information will be provided on dates/times of availability. Notice To Passport Acceptance Facilities - Update on Processing Times
** PHOTO SERVICES ARE NOT AVAILABLE**
City of Lake Forest City Hall
100 Civic Center Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Office: (949) 461-3420
The City of Lake Forest offers the following services:
NO Credit or Debit Cards accepted.
If you are a first-time applicant or your previous passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you must appear in person.
It is mandatory that applicants, under the age of 16, appear with both parents/legal guardians. If one parent is absent, the applying parent must present a notarized consent document, or court document proving sole custody, or a death certificate.
Applicants 16 to 17 years old can apply on their own if they have a valid government-issued identification such as a Driver’s License or Identification Card, however it is recommended at least one parent accompany the applicant for parental awareness.
Bring these six items with you to your appointment:
Check or Money Order Only, payable to U.S. Department of State
Cash, Check, or Money Order, payable to City
Fees (2 separate payments)
|Adult Passport Book & Card Fees (Age 16 & older)|
|Passport Card and Book||$140||$35||$175|
|Children Passport Book & Card Fees (Age 15 & older)|
|Passport Card and Book||$95||$35||$130|
|Additional Services & Fees|
|Expedite Fee (up to 12 weeks processing time)||$60.00|
|Priority Mail (passport book applications only)||$17.56|
Most renewals can be done by mail. If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you were at least 16 years old when it was issued, you may be able to submit a self-service renewal. Please visit the U.S. Department of State - Passports by Mail page to see if you qualify to use the service.
The City Clerk's Office will accept renewal applications and mail them directly to the U.S. Department of State. The fee for priority mail with tracking is $7.95 (may be subject to U.S. Post Office increases).