Clark County Clerk Reopens Passport Acceptance Operation
After a long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clark County Clerk is reopening its passport acceptance facility at the Marriage License Bureau in the Regional Justice Center, located at 201 E. Clark Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101. Appointments are required and must be scheduled for each person applying for a passport. Appointments are in 15-minute blocks.
“Like everyone else, the State Department has been understaffed, so recertifying our facility and staff after COVID took longer than we had anticipated,” said Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya. “But we are opening for business with hours that should complement other passport acceptance facilities by focusing on evening and weekend availability. As people begin traveling again, we know how critical it is to be able to apply for your passport easily and at your convenience.”
Starting Sunday, Nov. 6, appointments for passports can be booked online at https://weddings.vegas/business-services/passport-acceptance/. Appointment times are are available Sunday through Thursday evening, 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
There is a $35 fee to Clark County to accept your passport application. Additional fees apply for the State Department to process the application. Passport fees may be found here: https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/passports/forms-fees/Passport%20Fees%20Chart_TSG_JAN%202022.pdf.
The Clerk’s Office takes passport applications and sends them to the State Department for processing, which currently can take up to 6 to 9 weeks. Applicants may pay an additional fee of $60 to expedite the processing. Expedited processing is currently estimated to take 3 to 5 weeks. Processing times begin the day the State Department receives the application at a passport agency or center, not the day you apply at the acceptance facility.
Detailed information on documents needed and how to apply may be found here: https://weddings.vegas/business-services/passport-acceptance/.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.