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Malheur County Clerk: Passport Office in Vale OR

Last Reviewed on November 1st, 2021


Location:
Malheur County Clerk
Address:
251 B St W, #4
 
Vale, OR 97918
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
Monday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Thursday
8:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide for reference and here is a list of places to get passport photos in Vale.


Vale Passport Office: Malheur County Clerk Location Overview

Malheur County Clerk is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Vale, OR you can go here for passport help. Malheur County Clerk is a Court facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are NO other passport acceptance agent offices located in Vale. Malheur County Clerk is located in County, Oregon.

About Malheur County Clerk

Malheur County Clerk is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Malheur County Clerk is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Malheur County Clerk

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Malheur County Clerk to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Malheur County Clerk): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Vale. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Vale, OR

Seattle Passport Agency - 298.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 442.9 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 603.6 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Malheur County Clerk

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Malheur County Clerk will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Malheur County Clerk is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.

Malheur County Clerk Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Malheur County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 97918, 97909, 97914, 97913, 97906, 83619, 97903, 97920, 97907, 83655, 83660, 83672, 83661, 97911, 83676, 83656, 97908, 97901, 97819

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Malheur County Clerk?

Malheur County Clerk does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

It's about 600 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Vale to Seattle Passport Agency, the closest passport issuing agency. You might want to consider using a passport expediting service to save you the time of going there yourself.

Does Malheur County Clerk charge for passports?

Malheur County Clerk is an acceptance agent, Malheur County Clerk does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Malheur County Clerk?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Malheur County Clerk? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Malheur County Clerk do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Malheur County Clerk tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Malheur County Clerk will not be able to assist any further.

Does Malheur County Clerk take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Malheur County Clerk for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in Vale.

What forms of payment does Malheur County Clerk accept?

At Malheur County Clerk, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.