COVID-19 NOTICE – The US Department of State suspended normal passport processing.  As for this office, Passport applications are being processed by appointment only. To schedule, call 406-758-5870 or send an email request.

The passport application, renewal application, and more detailed information on fees and required documentation is available at

Passports for persons 15 years of age and younger are valid for five years and those for persons 16 years of age and older are valid for ten years.  The application fees must be in the form of a check or money order.  The $35 mandatory handling fee may be paid by cash, check or money order.

All persons age 16 and older must sign their own application.  All passport applications for minors under age 16 require the consent of both parents.  If both parents are not able to appear at the Clerk of Court, the absent parent must submit a notarized statement of permission.   This form is available at this office and at the US Government passport site    Persons age 16 and 17 must have one parent’s or legal guardian’s signature in addition to their own. 

 You must submit a certified copy of your birth certificate, 1 passport photos, and have a picture ID such as a valid driver’s license.

 Passports take approximately 4-6 weeks to receive and visas need to be obtained through any travel agent once you have obtained your passport.

 If you have applied for a 10 year passport previously and it expired within the last 5 years and you are able to submit your old passport, you can apply for a renewal through the mail bypassing this office and saving the $35 handling fee.  The renewal form is available at