The Ontario City Clerk Department is a designated Passport Acceptance Agency. We provide walk-in passport services for your convenience. Our services include processing of new applications and direction for renewal applications. At this time, we do not offer photo services or money order services.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm
- Passports must be renewed every 10 years for adults and every 5 years for children 15 and younger
- Routine processing time is 4 - 6 weeks or less
- Expedited wait time is 2 - 3 weeks or less (additional fee required)
- A passport book is required when traveling&;internationally by air and is acceptable when traveling by land or sea. A passport card is only acceptable when traveling by land or sea to Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean, and is not valid for international travel;
- For applicants ages 0-15, both parents and applicant must be present
- Applicants ages 16-17 can apply with one parent;Learn more about applying for a passport
Applicants are required to be present and provide the following:
- Completed Passport Application – Must be completed in black ink, only single-sided applications will be accepted, do not print double-sided. Must be signed in the presence of accepting agent.
- Valid, government issued identification:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Current Government issued ID (city, state, or federal)
- Current military ID
- Original proof of citizenship:
- Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport (minors will require birth certificate as well)
- Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state (abstracts or copies will not be accepted)
- Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Birth Certificate
- Naturalization Certificate
- Certificate of Citizenship
- Passport Photo – 2 x 2 inch color photo taken within the past 6 months, learn about
- Two forms of payment:
- Application fee payable to the U.S. Department of State by check/money order only
- City of Ontario by check, money order, cash, debit, or credit.
If you meet certain criteria you can renew your passport on your own, by mail using
*Please note, a passport that was issued to a minor under 16 is not eligible for mail renewal and a new application Form DS-11 will have to be processed at an acceptance facility. Both the previous passport and original birth certificate will be required.Learn more about renewing your passport
All passport fees are set by the U.S. State Department.Learn more about fee information
|Adult 16 & Over||$110|
|Minor 15 & Under||$80|
|Adult 16 & Over||$30|
|Minor 15 & Under||$15|
|1-2 Day Delivery Service||$16.48|
Those with urgent international travel plans (3 weeks or less) must call for an appointment at a Passport Agency. Applicants must provide proof of travel. The automated appointment system can be accessed 24/7 by calling (877) 487-2778 or online.
Can I get photos taken at your location?
No, at this time we do not offer photo services. Please bring the required photo for each applicant.
How can I check the status of my application?
Please allow 4-6 weeks for Routine Service and 3-4 weeks for Expedited Service. You can check the status of your application by calling the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778, or online If your travel plans change while you are waiting for your passport, you must contact the National Passport Information Center for assistance.
How do I renew my child’s passport?
Children’s passports are not eligible for renewal by mail. If your child is under age 16, he or she must appear in person with you and the child's other parent/guardian to apply. A child's application must be submitted in person at a passport agency or authorized passport application acceptance facility, and cannot be renewed by mail.
There is a custody issue surrounding my child. Can I still get them a passport?
Please contact the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778, or visit their website to obtain more information regarding family and children’s issues.
How do I get a document notarized?
The City of Ontario offers notary services on site, (English language only).
How do I obtain a certified copy of my birth certificate?
Contact the Vital Statistics Office in the state where you were born. For those born in the counties of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, the information is listed below:
Los Angeles County
4716 E Cesar Chavez Blvd, Building B
Los Angeles, CA 90022 (800) 201-8999
San Bernardino County
222 W Hospitality Lane, 1stFloor
San Bernardino, CA 92415 (909) 387-8306
I have a life or death emergency in a foreign country. What should I do?
Life or Death Emergencies involve serious illness, injury, or death in your immediate family that require you to travel within 72 hours (3 business days) to a foreign country that requires a passport. Customers must appear in person at a passport agency for emergency service with documentation of the emergency.
Please call the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778 to schedule an appointment at the nearest Passport Agency. The automated appointment system is accessible 24/7. If the automated system cannot meet your needs, you can speak with a Customer Service Representative during business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST (except federal holidays). If you are calling outside of business hours and cannot make an appointment that will meet your travel needs using the automated system, please call (202) 647-4000.