Passports

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 $20.66. 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 $20.66. 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

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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