The Bainbridge Island Municipal Court is now accepting passport applications. This service is offered Wednesday through Friday from 8:20 am to 2:40 pm, by appointment only. Each appointment is allotted 20 minutes. We offer convenient online scheduling (below) to set up your appointment. The Court is located at 10255 NE Valley Rd., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Click here for Directions.
~Please be ON TIME for your appointment or it will need to be rescheduled..
~Please BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK - You will need at least two checks.
For your convenience, we have attached this Instruction Sheet to make sure you have all necessary items prior to your appointment. Your appointment may have to be rescheduled if you appear without the required items.
PASSPORT FORMS AND INFORMATION
Passport forms can be obtained in person from the Bainbridge Island Municipal Court, or online at: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/forms.html. The following information may help you in deciding which application form to use.
Passport Application DS-11: (Form DS-11) Use this form if:
~This is the first time you are applying for a passport
~You are renewing a passport that has been expired more than 5 years
~You were younger than 16 when your last passport was issued.
~You are applying for a child under the age of 16 even if they have had previous passport.
Renewal by Mail Application DS-82: (Form DS-82) Use this form if:
~You are renewing a passport that has expired less than five years ago and your passport:
- Can be submitted with your application
- Is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
- Was issued when you were age 16 or older
- Was issued within the last 15 years
- Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order)
**If you are renewing your passport using the DS-82 form then you DO NOT need to schedule a passport appointment. You will be mailing the application and accompanying documents to the Passport Agency directly.
If you are eligible to do the Form DS-82 (described above), but prefer “personalized service,” the Court can assist you in processing your renewal for a passport. For the Court to process your renewal, you will need to complete the Passport Application Form DS-11 and will need pay the additional $25 court processing fee (per application). Please do not complete the Renewal by Mail Form DS-82. THE COURT CAN NOT PROCESS RENEW BY MAIL DS-82 FORMS.
Both parents/guardians must authorize the issuance of the child's passport. The best way to do this is for both parents/guardians to go with the child in person to apply for the passport. If one parent is not able to attend the appointment, a Statement of Consent Form 3053 needs to be completed by the parent that is unable to appear. At least one parent needs to be present for the appointment or the child’s passport application can not be processed.
Many local businesses offer passport photos: UPS Store, Walgreens, Nick Felkey Photography or Rite Aid. Off island, there is also Walmart, Costco, and others.
No photo with eyeglasses will be accepted by the Passport Agency unless accompanied by a doctor’s note.
Please See Photo Requirements
For additional information please visit www.travel.state.gov
We look forward to assisting you with your passport application.