Christian County, Kentucky
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Passports

Questions about passports

Effective Monday March 1, 2021
The Christian County Clerk's Office will be opening back up to the public.  Our office will still be following social distancing guidelines and only a limited amount of customers will be allowed in the building at one time.  There will be only 
one entrance and that is the door located at the FRONT of the Courthouse facing Main Street.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING AND A DEPUTY WILL BE AT THE DOOR TO CHECK TEMPS.  This is for the safety of the public and our employees.

To apply for a passport please contact our office at (270) 887-4107 ext. 4, so that we can make an appointment for you to come in.  We are located upstairs and it is a small space so only one person applying at a time unless it is a family.  

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
THE LIBRARY AND THE LOCAL POST OFFICE ALSO ACCEPT PASSPORT APPLICATIONS, YOU CAN CONTACT THOSE OFFICES AND SEE IF THEY ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
CHRISTIAN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY- CLICK LINK TO GO TO THEIR WEB PAGE OR CALL (270) 887-4262
US POST OFFICE-CLICK LINK TO GO TO THEIR WEB PAGE OR CALL (270) 886-5259

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 www.travel.state.gov, 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

$110.00

$80.00

Expedited Service

Expedited Service

$186.48

$156.48

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

$30.00

$15.00

Expedited Service

Expedited Service

$90.00

$75.00

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 10-12 weeks from the time of application.
  • Expedited Service-Approximately 4-6 weeks from time of application.
  • US Passport Cards cannot be delivered to customers using Overnight Delivery Service.
*Due to nationwide variations in staffing and temporary closures of some facilities due to COVID-19 cases, a small percentage of routine applications are taking longer than 12 weeks to process. If you applied for routine service more than 12 weeks ago and have not received your passport yet, we may also have sent you a letter requesting additional information to continue processing your application. Please respond to this letter.  For more information on process times please visit travel.state.gov.

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 www.travel.state.gov.

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.