David Stamey - Clerk
U.S. passport applications are accepted at the Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court’s Office. In order to obtain a passport book or a passport card, the applicant must have the following:
ROUTINE PASSPORT BOOKS OR PASSPORT CARDS - CURRENT TURNAROUND: 4-6 WEEKS
EXPEDITED PASSPORT BOOKS - CURRENT TURNAROUND: WITHIN 3 WEEKS
Passport application must be signed in presence of the Passport Acceptance Clerk—DO NOT SIGN UNTIL YOU ARE INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
YOU MUST USE BLACK INK IF FILLING OUT YOUR APPLICATION BY HAND.
PASSPORT CARDS are now available for land or sea travel to Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. A passport card is more convenient to carry and less expensive than a passport book (see fees above). However, please NOTE: The passport card CANNOT be used for international travel by air.
DS-82, Application for Passport by Mail, may be used for passport renewal if applicant meets certain qualifications, as detailed in the website listed below.
DS-11, Application for Passport, is the required form for first-time applicants. It is also the required form for renewals of passports issued more than 15 years ago; for renewals of passports for minors under 16 years of age; or for renewals for persons who were under 16 when they received their previous passport.
Forms may be picked up at the Clerk of Court’s Office or downloaded, with detailed information about passports, from the website at http://travel.state.gov. The National Passport Information Center may be reached toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.
If a passport is needed in two (2) weeks or less, applicant will need to apply in person at the Passport Agency. Nearest agencies are in New Orleans and Houston. Appointments are required for all walk-ins. The following are telephone numbers for making an appointment for an urgent passport: