Beat the Rush...Apply for your passport book or card now!
The full requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative were implemented on June 1, 2009 which requires all adult travelers entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport or other federally approved Identification.
The law means that adult U.S. citizens (age 16 and over) are no longer able to use a driver's license and birth certificate when entering the United States. However, U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 are able to present the original or certified copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card when traveling with their parents.
Travelers are advised to apply for their U.S. passport book or card now if they plan to travel out of the country in the next year to avoid possible delays in their travel plans. Current wait times are approximately four to six weeks.
Contact the City Clerk’s office at (520) 421-8600 for more information.