BIRTH CARDS, BIRTH CERTIFICATES, DEATH CERTIFICATES & PASSPORTS

 

Birth Certificates and Birth Cards

Birth Certificates and Birth Cards are issued to anyone born in Louisiana.  You are required to bring your valid Driver's License or Louisiana State I.D. for identity.   Birth Cards are $14.00 and Birth Certificates (long form) are $24.00.  This is a confidential document.  You must come to the office in person or send a parent, grandparent, sister, or brother to request this document.  

Death Certificates

You may purchase a certified copy of a Louisiana Death Certificate from July 1, 2012 to current date. You may purchase a Death Certificate if you are  Immediate family:  current legal spouse, brother or sister, mother of father, grandchild, grandparent and legal guardian.  Legal guardian must provide a judgment of custody for a minor.  Also beneficiaries with copy of insurance policy naming person applying for certified copy of the Death Certificate; Last Will and Testament naming person applying for certified copy of the Death Certificate as a beneficiary; and Funeral Directors may request on behalf of surviving immediate family members within one year of the date of death.  

Passports

You may apply at the Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court's Office.

FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO SEPARATE SECTION UNDER TOPICS, "U.S. PASSPORTS"

Applications for passports are available at our office, or you may go to the National Passport web site (www.travel.state.gov) and print or fill out the form online.  You are required to bring a certified copy of your birth certificate or a certified copy of your birth card (if it has the full name of both parents), a passport photo (available locally from Walgreens, Parcel Express, Walmart, or the Ink Spot), and a valid driver's license.  For adults, an old passport book may be used as proof of citizenship instead of a birth certificate.  Please check further for special requirements for children under age 16.

Please call our office for further information concerning passport books, passport cards, and renewals. 

OFFICE HOURS ARE 8:30 A. M. to 4:30 P.M. - MONDAY - FRIDAY - EXCEPT LEGAL HOLIDAYS.