IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

UPDATED January 10, 2022

In response to the recent surge in COVID 19 cases, the Court is temporarily suspending certain services, including passports. We will update this page when we resume passport appointments.  Below is a list of other local passport acceptance facilities that may be able to assist you.  In addition, if you were over the age of 16 when you applied for your last passport, you may be eligible to renew by mail. Please see www.travel.state.gov to see if this is an option for you.  

Thank you.


**Other local passport acceptance facilities:

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The Municipal Court is located at:
10255 NE Valley Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
DO NOT GO TO CITY HALL FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.  Click here for Directions to the Court.

You can schedule an appointment at the bottom of this page.  Before scheduling your appointment, it is recommended that you read through this page for important information.  


Please arrive on time with all application materials completed and all required photocopies (single-sided) or we will not be able to process your application.** 

**UPDATED 10/29/21

Passport processing times are slower than usual due to an increase in passport applications being received by the U.S. Department of State. Routine processing is currently taking 8-11 weeks. You may request expedited service (currently 5-7 weeks) for an additional $60. The Passport Acceptance Agents at the Court have no control over the processing times. Applications are sent in the same day received by priority mail.  The Court has been notified by the U.S. Department of State that the processing times include 3-4 weeks mailing on their end.  For faster mailing times, you may wish to opt for 1-2 day overnight return mail service for an additional fee.  

Passport processing times are subject to change.  For current processing times, always check the Department of State website at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

You may also check the Department of State website for more information about travel requirements and passports during the pandemic at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/passport-covid-19.html

**Other local passport acceptance facilities:


PLEASE NOTE:  Each appointment is only allotted 20 minutes per person.  If you do not appear at the appointment with all required materials and photocopies, the passport agent will not be able to process your application. 
INSTRUCTIONS:  For your convenience, click on Instruction Sheet (PDF) to make sure you have all necessary items prior to your appointment. Please call the Court at (206) 842-5641 with any questions. 

PAYMENT METHOD:  A SEPARATE CHECK/MONEY ORDER IS NEEDED FOR EACH APPLICATION and an additional payment is needed for the Court. Please bring your checkbook. 

HEALTH SCREENING AND MASKS: Please note, all people at the appointment must pass a health screening and wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. You will be asked to temporarily lower your mask to show your face to the clerk. DO NOT appear at the court if you are sick or if any member of your household is sick with any cold or flu-like illness.

PASSPORT FORMS:  Passport forms can be obtained in person from the Bainbridge Island Municipal Court or at  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

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THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH FORM(S) TO USE:
PASSPORT APPLICATION FOR ADULT (OVER 16 YEARS OLD): (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.
  • You are eligible to renew by mail, but prefer to have the court process your passport.  
  • APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED OR IN BLACK INK AND SINGLE-SIDED.
    (All questions on application must be answered. If not applicable, put N/A).

RENEWAL BY MAIL APPLICATION FOR ADULT:  (Form DS-82)  

Use this form if:

  • You are renewing a passport that has expired less than five years ago.
  • Your passport can be submitted with your application.
  • Your passport is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear").
  • Your passport was issued when you were age 16 or older.
  • 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).

You do not need to schedule a passport appointment if you are renewing your passport by mail.
The DS-82 application and accompanying documents will be mailed directly to the Passport Agency by you.  

If you are eligible to Renew by Mail, but prefer personalized service the court can process your application (you must use the Passport Application DS-11 form).  The Court can not process the DS-82 Renewal by Mail Applications. 
NEW PASSPORT OR RENEWAL FOR MINOR (UNDER AGE 16):  (Form DS-11) 

  • 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 (PDF) needs to be completed by the parent that is unable to appear and notarized.  Bring the Statement of Consent form to the appointment along with a COPY OF THE FRONT AND BACK OF I.D. THAT WAS PRESENTED TO THE NOTARY. 
  • At least one parent needs to be present for the appointment or the child’s passport application can not be processed.  
  • The child must also be present for the appointment.
  • APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED OR IN BLACK INK AND SINGLE-SIDED.

    (All questions on application must be answered. If not applicable, put N/A).

Special requirements apply to applications for minors under 16 and applications for minors 16 and 17.

For additional forms and information please visit U.S. Department of State - Consular Affairs Travel website.

We look forward to assisting you with your passport application.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT BELOW: Please note that the system only releases passport appointment times 90 days in advance.  If you do not find any appointments available, please check back for new appointments or cancelations. Thank you. The Court staff are unable to schedule appointments for you.