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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 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)
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