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Passport Checklist

  • 2 Required Payments
    • 1st Payment: U.S. Department of State (Check or Money Order only)
    • 2nd Payment: Barren County Clerk’s Office Passport Services (Check, Money Order, or Cash only)
  • Passport Application Form (Filled out & UNSIGNED)
    • Printable applications are available online at https://travel.state.gov/.
    • Application forms are also available at our office.
      • ***Please do not sign your application form prior to coming to our office.  It is required that you be present at the office and meeting with a Passport Specialist before you can sign the form.***
  • Proof of United States Citizenship (one of the following)
    • Previous valid undamaged U.S. Passport
    • If you were born in the U.S., a Certified Birth Certificate issued by the state, city, or county of your birth (A certified copy will have a raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal and the date the certificate was filed.  Please note that Hospital Birth Certificates are not acceptable.)
      • ***Please note that we will send your original documentation with your application.  Your original documentation will be mailed back to you by the U.S. State Department.***
  • Proof of Identity
    • Valid Kentucky Driver’s License – If your license if not from KY, a second photo identification card is also required.
      • For children under the age of 16, the child and both parents or legal guardian(s) must appear in person and present the following:
        • Evidence of the child’s U.S. citizenship
        • Evidence of the child’s relationship to parents/guardian(s) AND parental/guardian identification
      • If only one parent appears, you must also submit one of the following:
        • Second parent’s notarized written statement consenting to issuance for the child
        • Primary evidence of sole authority to apply
        • A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second party’s unavailability
  • Passport Photo (We do NOT current take photos onsite)
    • Photos must be:
      • In color
      • 2 x 2 inches in size
      • Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
      • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
      • Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
      • Take in normal street attire:
        • Uniforms should NOT be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily
        • Do NOT wear a hat or headgear that obscured the hair or hairline
        • If you normally wear a hearing device, wig, or similar articles, they SHOULD be worn for your photo
        • Glasses are NOT acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)

Barren County Clerk Location

117 North Public Square Suite 1A
Glasgow, KY 42141

Contact Information


Phone: 270-651-3783
Fax: 270-651-1083

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