Whether you plan to tour exotic locales on a family getaway, conduct international trade, or serve others in times of need, a passport is required for any travel outside the United States.
Applying for a U.S. Passport
Effective June 6, 2016, individuals may apply for U.S. passports in-person at the Department of Public Health office**. First-time applications for passport books or cards can be completed while you wait or can be downloaded from the U.S. Department of State.
In addition to the completed application (please do not sign this document until meeting with our Passport Services staff), individuals must provide:
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship (a previously issued and fully valid U.S. passport, a U.S. birth certificate or a certificate of citizenship are acceptable)
- A current, government-issued, photo identification
- A recent 2-inch by 2-inch color photograph. To ease this process, the photo may be taken at the Department of Public Health for $10 per person.
- Please note that all individuals (adults and children) applying for the passport must be present.
Along with the completed application and necessary documentation, all fees will need to be paid before the application process is complete.
- Application fees and any processing fees must be paid by personal check or money order, payable to the U.S. Department of State.
- Applicants must pay any execution or photography service fees separately by cash, credit card or check payable to St. Charles County Government.
Upon completion of the application and payment of required fees, Passport Services staff will submit completed applications to the National Passport Information Center, and the finished passport will be mailed to the recipient in the coming weeks.
Hours and Location
Monday-Friday By-Appointment Only**
1st Saturday of the month 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.** (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)
2nd Tuesday of the month 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.** (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)
**Please be aware: It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete your application. Therefore, no applications will be accepted from individuals within 30 minutes of our posted closing hour. Those needing to process 3 or more applications at one time should call 636-949-7412 before visiting the Passport Office.
Program staff will observe St. Charles County holidays.
The Passport Application service is located at the Department of Public Health office:
1650 Boone's Lick Road
St. Charles, MO 63301
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 636-949-7412.
Get in Line with QLess
Avoid crowds and save time with real-time status updates. Visitors seeking services from the U.S. Passport Application program can join a virtual queue from their mobile device or computer using the free QLess app, or by checking in at the kiosk in the building lobby at 1650 Boone's Lick Road in St. Charles.