Applicants 16 or older when the passport is issued, will be issued a passport valid for 10 years and will be eligible to renew the passport by mail within 15 years from the date of issue. Applicants that are 15 or younger when the passport is issued, will be issued a passport valid for 5 years and will not be eligible to renew the passport by mail, but must reapply as a new applicant.
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To schedule an appointment to process your U.S. Passport application with the City of Chino Hills, please visit our appointment site at: www.chinohills.org/appointment.
Applications and information are available on the 2nd floor lobby of the City Clerk's office, Chino Hills City Hall, 14000 City Center Drive, in Chino Hills.
U.S. passport cards began being issued in 2008 to meet the needs of U.S. citizens who travel from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and Caribbean countries by land or sea. U.S. passport book can be used for Interantion travel by air, sea, or land. The U.S. passport card is valid for land and sea entry from Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, and Bermuda. NOT valid for international travel by air. The passport card is a cheaper alternative to the passport book. Passport books and cards are alternatives to a state-issued ID.
Standard processing is currently taking 6 - 8 weeks.Expedited processing is currently taking 2 - 3 weeks.
For those eligible to renew, passport renewals are processed by mail and will need to mail in Form DS-82 along with the most recently issued passport, a recent passport photo, and a check for the passport fee payable to the U.S. Department of State.
Please report any lost or stolen passport immediately. A lost or stolen passport may be reported online with the U.S. Department of State or by contacting the U.S. Department of State at 1-877-487-2778. A Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport, Form DS-64 may also be submitted along with an application for a new passport, Form DS-11.
Contact the County Recorder’s Office of the county in which you were born or the State Vital Statistics Office of the state in which you were born.San Bernardino County Recorder Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Ph: (909) 387-8306Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Ph: (800) 201-8999, option 1Orange County Clerk-Recorder Ph: (714) 834-2500Riverside County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Ph: (800) 746-1544California Dept. of Public Health-Vital Records Ph: (833) 422-4255
All applicants using Form DS-11 must apply in person. Both parents or legal guardians, must be present with minor children 15 yrs. old and under. Children 16 and 17 yrs. old must appear in person with one parent’s consent. Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must show valid I.D. AND proof of relationship to the minor applicant (e.g. birth certificate, adoption decree, or court documentation, etc.)
To check the status of your passport application visit www.travel.state.gov.
To make any data corrections within one year of the issuance date of the current valid passport complete form DS-5504 and submit along with the following: the passport that needs to be amended, certified documentation of name change (e.g., marriage certificate, divorce decree with new name,) and a recent passport photo.