Applications for United States passport can be obtained and submitted though the office of the Graham County Clerk of the Court. U.S. Passports are administered through the U.S. Department of State of the federal government. The Graham County Clerk is authorized to receive and submit passport applications. U.S. Passports are available only to U.S. citizens or non-citizen nationals. A passport is required for all travel outside of the United States, in order to reflect the bearer’s origin, identity, and nationality.

Application Requirements at the Clerk’s Office:

  • Complete in full the Application for a U.S. Passport form, available at the office of the Clerk of the Court, or can be downloaded at:
  • Proof of Citizenship – Individual’s certified birth certificate, or a previous U.S. passport. For individuals born outside the U.S., please visit: for proper proof of citizenship/identity.
  • Proof of Identity – Photo I.D.; for children under age of 16 both parents or child’s legal guardian(s) must appear with proof of relationship and proof of their own identity.
  • One passport picture – Must fit the size guidelines given in the application.
  • Two forms of payment
    • $35.00 to the Graham County Clerk of the Court, in the form of cash, credit or debit card, cashier’s check, money order, PLUS…
    • Check or money order made out to U.S. Department of State, for one of the fee amounts.  See the Passport Fees link below:
  • Passport Brochure
  • Passport Checklist
  • Passport Fees
  • Can you renew your U.S. passport by mail?

REMINDER: In addition to the payment for the type of passport you choose from the charts above, the $35.00 fee to the Graham County Clerk of the Court must be paid at the same time in the form described above.

What to Expect:

  • Your certified birth certificate or previous passport will be sent to Passport Services along with the application. It will be returned to you with your new passport.
  • You will receive your passport within six to eight weeks from the time of application for the regular processing, and within two to three weeks for the expedited processing.
  • If you will be traveling to a country which requires a visa (or permission to visit), you will need to contact the U.S. Department of State to complete that additional process. Please visit: for more information.

*Passport applications and photos may also be obtained and/or submitted at the Thatcher Post Office located at 1122 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, AZ 85552.

For more information, visit:, or contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

FOR INFORMATION, QUESTIONS, AND INQUIRIES: Please visit our website at In addition, you can contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDDJ 1-888-874-7793) or by e-mail at Customer Service Representatives are available M-F, 6AM-12 Midnight Eastern Time (excluding federal holidays). Automated Information is available 24/7.