Teton County Courthouse

The Clerk of District Court’s office will be open Jan. 26 for a weekend passport application day.

Doors will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Teton County Courthouse, 180 S. King St. The clerk’s office is on the second floor. No appointment is necessary.

Passport Sunday is designed for families who plan to leave the country for spring break but can’t get everyone to the clerk’s office on a weekday.

Applicants are asked to come prepared with all necessary documents, such as an original birth certificate, checkbook, proof of citizenship and photo that meets requirements.

“Most cases are standard, but there are more nuances than people realize,” District Court Clerk Anne Comeaux Sutton said.

Because the regulations are strict, photos are often rejected. So Comeaux recommends having a professional studio take the photo. You can get passport photos taken at Wyoming Camera Outfitters, Federal Express or Broadway Photo, she said.

It takes six to eight weeks to receive passports after applying. They cost $80 for children 16 and younger and $110 for adults. Come prepared to make two separate payments, because there also is an additional $35 fee, Sutton said.

Clerks suggest arriving no later than 3:30 p.m. because it takes about half an hour to process an application.

To get a passport on a weekday, you need an appointment for between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Any member of a family who needs a passport must be present.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

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