U.S. Passports

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:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship; i.e., a certified copy of your birth certificate, previous U.S. passport, or U.S. naturalization certificate;
  • Proof of identity; i.e., a valid driver’s license;
  • One (1) passport photograph (studio picture, 2”x2”);
  • For minor child under age 16, signatures of both parents or legal guardians or documentation as to why that is not possible, plus proof of relationship to parents;
  • For minor children from age 16 to 17, evidence of at least one parent’s consent or awareness;
  • Regardless of age, all customers must be present when applying;

FEES:

        ROUTINE PASSPORT BOOKS OR PASSPORT CARDS - CURRENT TURNAROUND: 4-6 WEEKS

  • Age 16 and over: $110.00 check or money order for a passport book, OR $30.00 check or money order for a passport card, payable to U.S. Department of State; PLUS $25.00 processing fee in cash or check payable to Clerk of Court;
  • Age 15 and under: $80.00 check or money order for a passport book, OR $15.00 check or money order for a passport card, payable to U.S. Department of State; PLUS $25.00 processing fee in cash or check payable to Clerk of Court;


    EXPEDITED PASSPORT BOOKS - CURRENT TURNAROUND:  WITHIN 3 WEEKS

  • An additional fee of $60.00, payable to U.S. Department of State, is required for expedited service.  In addition to this, a fee of $20.66 is required if you would like expedited return delivery (available only for passport books, not passport cards, at this time).   In addition, Express mail service is encouraged for delivering your expedited application to U.S. Passport Agency--postal rate for this is $23.75.

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.

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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.


FORMS REQUIRED:

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.

OBTAINING FORMS:

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:

  • 1-504-412-2600 New Orleans Passport Agency
  • 1-713-751-0294 Houston Passport Agency

For More Information Concerning Passport Books, Passport Cards, and Renewals, please call (318) 352-8152.