Clerk of Court - H. Lynn Jones II
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Passports

Passport applications are accepted between
8:30AM and 3:30PM, Monday - Friday
at the Lake Charles office.
The Clerk of Court is required to have all passports processed
and mailed by 4:00pm daily.

For more information, call (337) 437-3558 Ext. 147.

Effective November 1, 2016 Passport Photos will not be accepted if wearing eye glasses


Customers who apply for expedited Passport Books or Passport Cards should be prepared to provide proof of urgent travel, which is defined as travel within two weeks OR needing to obtain a foreign visa within four weeks of travel.

Some examples of proof of travel include, but are not limited to: flight itinerary, hotel reservations, and cruise or airline tickets.


Passports Books and Passport Cards: Customers may apply for a Passport Book, a Passport Card or both.

The Passport Card may only be used for land and sea travel between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. Passport Cards are not valid for air travel.


In order to meet the pick-up deadline of the post office, the Clerk of Court recommends that all passport applications be submitted by 3:30 p.m.

Ages 16 and over: Form DS-11
Ages 16 and older - passport is valid for 10 years.
The application must be signed in the presence of a Clerk employee.
Must have a certified copy of Birth Certificate

For ages 16 or 17, the child and parent must sign the application.
If applicant is 16 or 17 years of age and has his/her own driver's license or another official picture ID, he/she must present it. If he/she does not have one, the parent can use his/her ID.
Must have a certified copy of Birth Certificate

For ages 18 and older, only the applicant signs the application and applicant must present their own form of identification. Must have a certified copy of Birth Certificate

Cost:
$110 (check or money order) payable to U.S. Department of State
$25 (cash or check) payable to Clerk of Court for processing
Ages under 16: Form DS-11
Ages under 16 - passport is valid for 5 years and cannot be renewed.
The application must be signed in the presence of a Clerk employee.
When the applicant is under age 16, both parents must sign the application.
Both parents must present their driver's licenses or another official picture ID on behalf of the child.

Cost:
$80 (check or money order) payable to U.S. Department of State,
$25 (check or cash) payable to the Clerk of Court for processing
Must have a certified copy of child's birth certificate to send to Passport Services.

Passport Cards:
Application requirements for Passport Cards are identical to those for Passport books. Validity: Ten years for ages 16 or older and five years for ages under 16.

Passport Cards are not valid for air travel.

Cost for first time applicants:
Ages 16 or older:

$30 (check or money order) payable to U.S. Department of State
$25 (cash or check) payable to Clerk of Court for processing
Ages under 16:
$15(check or money order) payable to U.S. Department of State
$25 (cash or check) payable to Clerk of Court for processing
Expediting a Passport Application:

Expedite fees are in addition to regular passport fees as stated above.

To obtain current delivery and fee schedules for regular and expedited passports, please go to the official passport website: www.travel.state.gov

Passport Renewal: Form DS-82 and Passport Amendment: Form DS-5504

Forms are available on the Passport Agency website: www.travel.state.gov.

The Clerk's office may assist you with proper forms as you prepare to submit your application directly to the Passport Agency. Renewals and amendments are not witnessed, assembled, or mailed by the Clerk of Court's office.

Adult passport must have been issued less than 15 years ago to renew. If the passport was issued more than 15 years ago, applicant will follow the instructions for Form DS-11. Applicant must have been 16 years of age or older when passport was issued to renew. If applicant was less than 16, follow the instructions for Form DS-11.

Renewal and amendment forms are filled out and signed by applicants on their own.

Passport applicants are responsible for mailing completed forms, along with old passport, new photos, and correct payment to the U.S. Passport Agency. The mailing address is printed on the forms.

Cost:

$110 (check or money order) payable to U.S. Department of State.



 

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