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Lake County Title Bureau Passport Services

The Lake County Title Bureau is proud to serve as a passport acceptance office for the people of Lake County. Please see the following information regarding what to bring with you to your appointment, how much the passport will cost, and how long the process will take from your visit to the Title Bureau to when you receive your passport!

Title Passport Office Locations

Title Central (Heinen’s Plaza)
8804 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060
440.350.2800
Wickliffe Branch Office (Gabriel Bros. Plaza)
30188 Euclid Avenue
Wickliffe, OH 44092
440.918.3425 

Title Passport Office Hours

Monday8AM to 4:00PM
Tuesday8AM to 4:00PM
Wednesday8AM to 4:00PM
Thursday8AM to 4:00PM
Friday8AM to 4:00PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed


The U. S. Secretary of State has designated various categories of persons who are authorized to accept passport applications. Pursuant to that authority, the Clerk of Courts in Lake County is accepting passport applications as a service to the public at both Title Bureau Offices. For more information visit: www.travel.state.gov

A passport application must be accompanied by four items:
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Proof of identity
  • One photograph
  • Required fees
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Submit a previous U.S. passport or a certified copy of a birth certificate. Children under 16 must have both (if a previous passport was issued). If no birth certificate was issued, a letter of “no record” and secondary evidence may be submitted for consideration. See the Department of State website for more information.
Proof of identity: Submit one of the following, with a copy of front and back.
Photographs

One photograph is required which must have been taken within the last six months. It must be
in color and be exactly 2”x 2”. The photograph must be whole face view without any part of
head or hair cut off. No glasses or hats may be worn. Photo must have a white or off-white
background and be facing forward. (Vending machine photos are not acceptable.)
Where can I get a passport Photo?
We provide passport photo services at both Title Bureaus at the cost of $15.00 each.

Passport Fees

Passport Book Fees
Normal Processing:
(Must have check or money order, payable to U.S. Dept. of State)
• Adult (age 16 and over) $110.00 for 10-yr. passport
• Child (age 15 and under) $80.00 for 5-yr passport
Expedited Processing: Add $60.00 to the above
(Must have check or money order, payable to U.S. Dept. of State)
• Adult (age 16 and over) $170.00
• Child (age 15 and under) $140.00
A processing fee of $35.00 per person will be collected, payable by credit card, cash, check or
money order (payable to Faith Andrews, Clerk of Courts). Starter checks are not accepted.
The person whose name appears on the card or check must be present.

Passport Card Fees
Normal Processing:
(Must have check or money order, payable to U.S. Dept. of State)
• Adult (age 16 and over) $30.00
• Child (age 15 and under) $15.00
A processing fee of $35.00 per person will be collected, payable by credit card, cash, check
or money order (payable to Faith Andrews, Clerk of Courts). Starter checks and out of state
checks are not accepted.

Passport or Passport Card?

The U.S. Passport Card, a less expensive alternative, has limitations. It may only be used for international travel by land or by sea between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda Islands. It cannot be used for air travel – even in the case of emergency.

FAQ

Do children need passports? All persons including newborns are required to obtain passports
in their own names. All minors must appear in person with both parents and/or legal guardians
to execute the passport application. Both parents must show valid identification. Effective
February 1, 2008, children under age 16 require BOTH PARENTS’ SIGNATURES. (As provided by
public law 106-113, sect. 236)


Must I apply in person? You must always apply in person. All applicants including minors must
appear in person.


Where can I get an application? Applications can be obtained in our office or found on the website of the U.S. Department of State. Read the instructions carefully, use black in only, and do not sign until you are in the presence of an agent

How long does it take to get a passport? In 2020, due to the backlog created by COVID-19, you should allow 10 to 12 weeks from the time you submit an application to the time you receive your passport.


What if I need a passport in a hurry? Apply in person to the nearest passport agency and present your completed passport application with all necessary paperwork. You may also apply at the Title Office for an expedited passport. An expedited passport is guaranteed by the U.S. Passport Agency to be processed and received within four to six weeks, (under current circumstances.) If you are leaving on an emergency trip in less than two weeks, contact a Passport Facility to make an appointment at 1-877-487-2778


The above information is intended to answer the most frequently asked questions. If you need
additional or more detailed information, we will be happy to explain any of the procedures to
you. Call the Lake County Title Bureau office Central (Mentor) 440-350-2800 or West
(Wickliffe) 440-918-3425 or contact the U.S. Dept. of State at 1-877-487-2778 or
www.travel.state.gov