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Wirt County Circuit Clerk: Passport Office in Elizabeth WV

Wirt County Circuit Clerk
1 Court St
Elizabeth, WV 26143
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
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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 Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Passport Office: Wirt County Circuit Clerk Location Overview

Wirt County Circuit Clerk is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Elizabeth, WV you can go here for passport help. Wirt County Circuit 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 Elizabeth. Wirt County Circuit Clerk is located in County, West Virginia.

About Wirt County Circuit Clerk

Wirt County Circuit Clerk is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Wirt County Circuit 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 Wirt County Circuit 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 Wirt County Circuit Clerk to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Wirt County Circuit 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 Elizabeth. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Elizabeth, WV

Washington Passport Agency - 199.1 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 212.6 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 256 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Wirt County Circuit Clerk

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Wirt County Circuit 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 - Wirt County Circuit 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.

Wirt County Circuit Clerk Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Wirt County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 26143, 26148, 26152, 26138, 26141, 26160, 26161, 26136, 26180, 96337, 26147, 26151, 26337, 26142, 25234, 26150, 26362, 25270, 96362

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Wirt County Circuit Clerk?

Wirt County Circuit 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 400 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Elizabeth to Washington 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 Wirt County Circuit Clerk charge for passports?

Wirt County Circuit Clerk is an acceptance agent, Wirt County Circuit 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 Wirt County Circuit Clerk?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Wirt County Circuit 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 Wirt County Circuit 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 Wirt County Circuit 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, Wirt County Circuit Clerk will not be able to assist any further.

Does Wirt County Circuit Clerk take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Wirt County Circuit 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 Elizabeth.

What forms of payment does Wirt County Circuit Clerk accept?

At Wirt County Circuit 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.

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