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Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court - Louis J. Perret
Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court - Louis J. Perret

PASSPORT BOOK

A Passport Book is valid for international travel by land, sea and AIR. Passport Book applications are accepted at the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Office. In order to obtain a Passport Book, the applicant must have the following and appear in person:

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship, which is a certified copy of your birth certificate or naturalization certificate. Louisiana birth certificates or birth cards are available in our office. See link to the right for more information.
  • Proof of identity, I.E.; a valid driver's license, government ID card, etc. Out of state licenses will require a second form of identification.
  • One (1) passport picture (2"x2") which should be no more than six (6) months old.
  • Fees are $110.00 for adults, age 16 and over (valid for 10 years). 16 - 17 year olds must be accompanied by one parent who has proof of identity.
  • Fees are $80.00 for children, age 15 and under (valid for 5 years); see special requirements below for children under the age of 16.
  • Payable by check or money order to: U. S. Department of State
  • A $25.00 execution fee, payable by separate check, money order, or cash is due to the Clerk of Court.
  • Currently Passport Book processing takes 4 – 6 weeks.
  • You may pay an additional $74.85 (expedite fee of $60.00 plus return overnight postage of $14.85) to receive your expedited passport book in 2-3 weeks.
  • The passport book fee ($110.00 or $80.00) and the expedited fees ($74.85) should be combined and paid by a single check or money order, payable to: U. S. Department of State.
  • The expedite fee does not include overnight delivery to the passport agency. The customer must pay $20.00, in cash only, for this overnight delivery to ensure receipt of their passport book in 2-3 weeks.
  • To obtain the forms online please click on the following link:
  • Passport Forms or www.travel.state.gov.

       

PASSPORT CARD

The Passport Card is for travel by land or sea between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.


It is not valid for travel by air.

For a Passport Card, the applicant must appear in person and present the documentation required for a Passport Book.


  • Fees are $30.00 for adults, age 16 and over (valid for 10 years). 16 - 17 year olds must be accompanied by one parent who has proof of identity.
  • Fees are $15.00 for children, age 15 and under (valid for 5 years). See special requirements below for children under the age of 16.
  • Payable by check or money order to: US Department of State
  • A $25.00 execution fee, payable by a separate check, money order, or cash is due the Clerk of Court.
  • Currently Passport Card processing takes 4 - 6 weeks
  • You may pay an additional $60.00 to receive your expedited Passport Card in 2-3 weeks.
  • The passport fee ($30.00 or $15.00) and the expedited fee ($60.00) should be combined and paid by a single check or money order, payable to: U. S. Department of State.
  • The expedite fee does not include overnight delivery to the passport agency. The customer must pay $20.00, in cash only, for this overnight delivery to ensure receipt of their Passport Card within 2-3 weeks.
  • To obtain the forms online please click on the following link:
  • Passport Forms or www.travel.state.gov.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16 (As directed by Public Law 106-113 and 22 CFR 51.28:)

To submit an application for a child under age 16, both parents or the child's legal guardian(s) and the child must appear and present all of the following:

  • Evidence of child's U.S. citizenship, which is a certified birth certificate or naturalization certificate and previous passport if applicable, and
  • Evidence of child's relationship to parents or guardian(s), and
  • Proof of parental identity, I.E.; a valid driver's license, government ID card, etc.

If only one parent appears for a child under age 16, you must also submit one of the following:

  • The non-applying parent must complete a statement of consent or special circumstances issuance for the minor child (Form DS-3053). This form must be notarized.
  • The non-applying parent must provide a photocopy of the front and back of their pictured state/government identification.
  • Certified evidence of sole authority to apply.
  • A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second parent's unavailability (Form DS-5525). This statement should include information on the absent parent such as: last know address; last known phone numbers; last place of employment; number and manner of attempts to locate.

RENEWALS

The applicant does not need to appear before an accepting agent to renew their passport book/card. There is no execution fee for the renewal; therefore, the applicant shall be responsible to mail their application to the address on the DS-82 form.


A Passport Book/Card may be renewed if an application can meet the following guidelines:

  • Can submit Passport Book/Card issued within last 15 years
  • Was at least 16 years old when your most recent Passport Book/Card was issued
  • One (1) passport picture (2"x2"), which should be no more than six (6) months old.
  • Use the same name as on most recent Passport Book/Card OR submit proper certified documentation reflecting name change.
  • Passport Book/Card fees are payable by check or money order to: U. S. Department of State.
  • The fee for a renewal routine delivery (4-6 weeks) adult Passport Book is $110.
  • The fee for a renewal routine delivery (4-6 weeks) adult Passport Card is $30.00
  • The fee for a renewal expedited delivery (2-3 weeks) adult Passport Book is $184.85 plus overnight shipping to the passport agency.
  • The fee for a renewal expedited delivery (2-3 weeks) adult Passport Card is $90.00, plus overnight shipping to the passport agency.
  • Mail in a traceable manner.

If you have a question about the status of a  pending application, please call the:


Information on Birth Certificates is available.


National Passport Information Center
1-877-487-2778

www.travel.state.gov

e-mail: npic@state.gov