Proof of Citizenship for Passport Applications


Submit evidence of U.S. Citizenship with your application:

  • Current or expired U.S. Passport.
  • Original Naturalization or Citizenship Certificate.
  • Certified birth certificate issued by the State, City or County.

Obtain a Birth Certificate:

  • Only the long form of the birth certificate is accepted. Abstract Forms are not accepted.
  • For birth certificate information outside of Orange County, call the Santa Ana Public Library Reference Desk at (714) 647-5267 or visit VitalChek
  • Orange County Clerk-Recorder (For births that occurred in Orange County)

By Mail (Allow 5 - 10 business days for processing)

In Person (Same-day service)

  • Bring government-issued photo ID.
  • Check, cash or money order accepted.
  • Visit the Orange County Clerk-Recorder office:
    12 Civic Center Plaza
    (corner of Civic Center Drive and Broadway)
    Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:30pm

For further information, call: (714) 834-3005.

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