First-time Applicants

First-time passport book or card applicants may apply for a passport book or card at the Clerk of Courts' Recording Office which is located at 2115 Second Street in the County Administration Building in downtown Fort Myers, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If there are 1 or more applicants it is imperative that you arrive at our office by 4:30pm. (processing time is 30 minutes per application)

Please visit the U.S. Department of State's website to print passport applications and for more information.  All customers are required to print legibly in black ink on the application form and complete all of the information requested.  Internet downloaded DS-11 application forms should be printed in black ink, printed as single pages, and no white-out used.  As a courtesy, we do offer identification photocopy services; the fee is $0.15 per copy.  

Regular service passports are running 6 weeks.  Expedite service passports are running 3 weeks.

Here's what you will need to bring with you:

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