Christian County, Kentucky

Questions about passports

Please call the County Clerk's Office Passport Department to for any questions you may have about passport services at (270) 887-4107 Ext 4.
We do Passports in our office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 1 pm to 3 pm. The last Thursday of the month is from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Passport Books

When applying for a passport each person applying must show up in person, even children.
Passports are required for all children from birth.  When applying for a minor 15 years of age and younger BOTH parents or legal guardians must be present.  For minors 16 & 17 years of age one parent or legal guardian must be present.  Children must be present when applying for a passport.

Passport Applications can be picked up in our office or for quicker results, download application DS-11 at, fill it out beforehand and bring it with you to the County Clerk's Office.

Applications must be filled out in BLACK INK!!  Once you have your application filled out, WITHOUT SIGNING THE APPLICATION, you will need to bring it to our office along with the following:
  • Certified Birth Certificate, with a raised seal, from the state in which you were born, an old passport or ORIGINAL naturalization papers.  BIRTH RECORDS FROM THE HOSPITAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
  • 2 Identical 2"x 2" Color Photographs.  These can be purchased at Walgreens, Wal-Mart, or Rite-Aide.
  • Copy of Each Applicants Kentucky Driver's License, Passport or Government Picture ID, such as a Military ID (front & back on same sheet of paper).  If a parent is signing for a minor we will need copies of their ID's as well.
  • Applicable Fees

Fees for Passport Book

16 years & older

15 years & younger

Regular Service

Regular Service



Expedited Service

Expedited Service



This fee must be a CHECK or MONEY ORDER (NO CASH, CREDIT, OR DEBIT CARDS)  Payable to the US Dept of State.

There is also a separate fee of $35.00 processing fee payable to the Christian County Clerk's Office.  This fee can be Cash, Check, or Money Order.*
*This also applies for the Passport Card.

Passport Cards

Passport Cards are a US Passport issued in card format.  Like the traditional Passport Book it reflects the bearer's origin, identity, and nationality and is subject to existing passport laws and regulations.  UNLIKE the Passport Book, the Passport Card is valid ONLY for international travel by LAND or SEA between the UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, THE CARRIBBEAN, AND BERMUDA.  It is NOT globally interoperable and is NOT valid for travel by AIR TO OR FROM ANY FOREIGN DESTINATION.

The application for the Passport card is the same as the one for the book.  Once the application is filled out bring it to our office with the SAME PAPERWORK as you would bring for the book.

Fees for Passport Card

16 years & older

16 years & younger

Regular Service

Regular Service



Expedited Service

Expedited Service



This must be a CHECK OR MONEY ORDER (NO CASH, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS) payable to the US Dept of State.

       Application Processing Times:
  • Regular Mail- Approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of application.
  • Expedited Service-Approximately 2-3 weeks from time of application.
  • US Passport Cards cannot be delivered to customers using Overnight Delivery Service.

Renewing Passport

To renew your passport book and/or card you will need to fill out application DS-82, which can be picked up in our office or downloaded at

Once you have completed the application you will mail it to the address on the application along with a new picture, your old passport, if changing a name a court order must be mailed also, and the applicable fee ($110).

      The following statements must apply to you before you can renew thru the mail.  Your most recent passport:
  • is undamaged and can be submitted with your application.
  • was issued when you were at least 16 years old
  • was issued  less than 15 years ago
  • was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change.
If you answerd NO to ANY of the statements above, you must apply in our office in person.

Should you have any other questions concerning Passports, please contact the Christian County Clerk's Office at 270-887-4107 or the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-877-487-2778.