Beginning June 1, 2009 you must have a Passport Book or Passport Card for all destinations outside the U.S.
PASSPORT CARDS are good only for travel to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda by land or sea. The card will not allow you to travel to these destinations by air.
PASSPORT BOOK allows for any means of travel throughout the world. If you have any questions regarding the U.S. Passport application process and fees, call the Township at (630)530-8161 for further information.
IMPORTANT NOTICE – Effective April 1, 2011 all United States birth certificates submitted for minor and adult passport applications must contain the name of the parents(s) in addition to the previous requirements.
Effective October 1, 2016 all customers must write their Social Security Number (SSN) on their passport application.
Effective November 1, 2016, customers must remove their eye glasses when taking a photo for a U.S. passport. Customers may wear glasses only in rare circumstances of medical necessity, (e.g., when a customer has had recent surgery and eyeglasses are necessary to protect the applicant’s eyes during urgent travel.) Customers should obtain a signed statement from a medical professional or health practitioner (such as a surgeon or ophthalmologist) in these cases.
Important: All minors must appear in person when applying for a passport
All United States birth certificates must meet all of the following criteria:
- Show the full name of the parent(s)
- Be issued by the office of vital statistics of the state, county, or city where the birth occurred
- Show the full name of child at birth
- Indicate the date and place of birth
- Bear the embossed, impressed, multi-colored, or raised seal and signature of the issuing authority
- Indicate a registration or file date that is within one year of the birth
- Be an original a certified document (notarized copies and photocopies are not accepted
- All minors must appear in person when applying for a passport
United States birth certificates that do not meet these standards will not be acceptable as primary evidence of citizenship.