Passports & Birth

PASSPORT PICTURES CAN NOW BE TAKEN AT THE CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE.  IT’S NOW A ONE STOP SHOP.  PICTURES, BIRTH CERTIFICATES, AND PASSPORT APPLICATIONS ALL IN-HOUSE.  PASSPORT PICTURES ARE $10.00.  Glasses can no longer be worn to take pictures.

Effective January 9, 2017, new requirements for photocopies of citizenship is now required.  Please see below.

2017-citizenship-copies

Passport book applications are accepted at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court office on the second floor. Passport books are good for air, sea, or land travel. In order to obtain a passport book, the applicant must have the following:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship, I.E.; a certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • Proof of identity, I.E.; a valid driver’s license and a copy front and back.
  • One (1) passport photograph (studio picture, 2″x2″).
  • Fees are $110.00 for adults, age 16 and over (an adult passport is normally valid 10 years from the date of issue).
  • Fees are $80.00 for children, age 15 and under (a child passport is normally valid 5 years from date of issue).
  • Payable in check or money order to: U.S. Department of State
    A $25.00 application fee, payable by separate check, money order, or cash is due the Clerk of Court.
  • Passport books generally take 6-8 weeks to process. There is an expedite process for an additional $60 plus overnight return shipping for $12.72. With this process, passports will be turned around in 10 working days with overnight mail from the post office.
  • If you need to renew a passport book that has not expired, you may pick up a renewal application in our office. If your passport has expired, you will need to fill out a new application form and submit your expired passport. If you have lost your expired passport, you may still fill out an application for a new one.
  • Children under the age of 16 require the signature of both parents or documentation as to why that is not possible.
  • If you are submitting an out-of-state identification, you must provide two (2) photo identifications. Example, Driver’s license, work I.D., government issued I.D, etc.
  • Prior to coming to the Clerk of Court’s Office, you can take advantage of partially filling out the necessary forms on-line at the following link:
    http://travel.state.gov/passport

Passport card applications are accepted at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court office on the second floor. Passport cards are good for land and sea travel only. In order to obtain a passport card, the applicant must have the following:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship, I.E.; a certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • Proof of identity, I.E.; a valid driver’s license and a copy front and back.
  • One (1) passport photograph (studio picture, 2″x2″).
  • Fees are $30.00 for adults, age 16 and over (an adult passport is normally valid 10 years from the date of issue).
  • Fees are $15.00 for children, age 15 and under (a child passport is normally valid 5 years from date of issue).
  • Payable in check or money order to: U.S. Department of State
    A $25.00 application fee, payable by separate check, money order, or cash is due the Clerk of Court.
  • Passport cards generally take 6-8 weeks to process. There is an expedite process for an additional $60 plus overnight return shipping for $12.72. With this process, passports will be turned around in 10 working days with overnight mail from the post office.
  • If you need to renew a passport card that has not expired, you may pick up a renewal application in our office. If your passport has expired, you will need to fill out a new application form and submit your expired passport. If you have lost your expired passport, you may still fill out an application for a new one.
  • Children under the age of 16 require the signature of both parents or documentation as to why that is not possible.
  • If you are submitting an out-of-state identification, you must provide two (2) photo identifications. Example, Driver’s license, work I.D., government issued I.D, etc.
  • Prior to coming to the Clerk of Court’s Office, you can take advantage of partially filling out the necessary forms on-line at the following link:
    http://travel.state.gov/passport

Birth Certificate and Birth Card applications are accepted at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court office on the second floor. In order to obtain, the applicant must have the following:

The requirements are:

Birth Certificates and Birthcards


 

 

 

 

 

Birth Certificate applications are accepted at the Acadia Parish Clerk of Court’s Office’s in Crowley, Louisiana!

Price increase by $10 effective 8/1/2016 for both cards and certificates.  In addition, birth cards will only be available with the purchase of a birth certificate.

Fees:
Birth Card – Short Form (La. R.S. 40:39(b)1-2 $14.00
Birth Certificate – Long Form (La. R.S. 40:39(b)1-2 $24.00
 Effective 8/1/2016  +$10
Identification Requirements for Birth Records:
Persons who apply for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate must produce identification in the form of one primary document OR two secondary documents.
Primary Documents – Any one of these:
 Current state issued driver’s license that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Current state issued picture identification that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Current U.S. military identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Current U.S.-issued or Foreign-issued Passport
 U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550, N-570 or N-578)
 U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-578)
 Students (high school or younger) – a current school yearbook or a current school identification document with a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
Secondary Documents – Any two of these:
 Current student picture identification card from a college or university when accompanied by a 100% fee paid receipt for the current semester (Counts as two documents)
 A W-2 form issued within the last two years plus an original signed Social Security Card. The Social Security numbers must match (Counts as two documents)
 Original adoption papers
 Official certified deeds or title to property
 Certificate of vehicle title
 Insurance policy must show name of the applicant (Health, Home, Life, and Auto)
 Payroll stub (cannot be handwritten) showing the name and social security number of the applicant
 Current U.S. military dependent identification card that displays a photograph which clearly identifies the applicant
 Original DD-214 Military Discharge document which clearly identifies the applicant
 Voter’s Registration application (certified true copy)
In cases where applicants provide or attest to false information, the individual who signs the application is the individual prosecuted.
Who may purchase a certified copy of a Louisiana Birth Certificate:
Yourself:
 Registrant (person named on the certificate)
Immediate Family:
 Adult child of the person named on the certificate
 Current legal spouse of person named on the certificate.  Spouse must present marriage license to receive.
 Brother or sister of person named on the certificate
 Mother or father of person named on the certificate
 Grandchild of person named on the certificate
 Grandparent of person named on the certificate
 Legal Guardian of person named on the certificate*
*Legal guardian must provide a judgment of custody. Custody by mandate or provisional custody from a notary will not be accepted. Transfer of custody witnessed by a notary will not be accepted.

 

 A non-family member may request a certified copy of a certificate on behalf of an entitled individual with a letter of authorization that names the authorized individual and provides the person named on the certificate’s name and date of birth.
A copy of a state drivers’ license or state ID for the entitled individual is required.

Attorney Entitlement:
An attorney representing the person named on the certificate or representing any of the legally entitled individuals listed above is entitled to purchase a certified copy of a Louisiana Birth Certificate with a letter of representation on original letterhead. Attorney’s bar roll number is required on the application.
Attorney’s paralegal or runner may purchase a certified copy with a letter on original letterhead stating the case docket number, attorney’s bar roll number, and the name of the person to whom the document is to be released.
 Brother or sister of person named on the certificate
 Mother or father of person named on the certificate
 Grandchild of person named on the certificate
 Grandparent of person named on the certificate
 Legal Guardian of person named on the certificate*
*LSA R.S. 40:61 a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars or imprisonment of not more than five years or both shall be imposed
on any person who willfully and knowingly makes any false statement on any application for a certified copy of a vital record.


Additional birth certificate information may be found at Louisiana Vital Statistics.
You may also obtain birth certificate information by contacting the Baton Rouge or the New Orleans office of Louisiana Vital Records at the address or phone number below.

 

Vital Records -New Orleans Office
Louisiana Vital Records – Baton Rouge Office
1450 Poydras 4th Floor (next to Superdome)
353 North 12 Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
(504) 593-5100
(225) 242-4860

 

 

  • You may be required to fill out an affidavit stating who you are.

The birth certificates can be issued from around 1930 until current and the birth cards can be issued going back 100 years. For new borns, you have to wait ninety (90) days before you can obtain a birth certificate.

We can only accept checks, cash, or money orders for this service. The check or money order should be made payable to the “Acadia Parish Clerk of Court”.

Anyone may purchase a birth certificate or birth card provided that the proper application has been filled out.

A birth card can be used for anything that a birth certificate can be used for.

If you have any questions about the status of a pending application for passports, please call the:
National Passport Information Center
1-877-4USA-PPT (1-877-487-2778)
TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793

E-MAIL Access: npic@state.gov

Appointments call: (877)487-2778

If you have any questions about the process or for further information about Passports or vital records, please call (337)788-8881. Passport forms and related information is available at the U.S. Department of State Web site.

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