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Passports

The clerk of court’s marriage license department provides and accepts applications for United States passports.  The clerk of court also offers passport photo service.  You may contact the Marriage License Department at (504) 364-2922 (West Bank); (504) 736-6390 (East Bank); or by e-mail at marriageinfo@jpclerkofcourt.us.  Office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.  HOWEVER, if obtaining a passport or marriage license, please be at the office no later than 4:15 P.M. in order for us to complete the process by closing time.

Documents Required to Obtain a Passport

  1. Proof of U.S. citizenship – either a certified copy of your birth certificate, an expired passport, or original naturalization papers.  ***NOTE – Per U.S. State Dept. regulations, applicants must submit 1 photocopy of each of these documents with the passport application.  The clerk of court may make the copies for the applicant, but will charge $.75 per page in addition to other fees.***
  2. Proof of identity, e.g., a valid driver’s license.
  3. One passport photograph (studio pictures measuring 2″ X 2″).  If you do not have the required photograph, the clerk of court’s office will take your picture for a fee at the time you submit your application.

Passport Form DS-11 (Application for Passport)

Passport Renewal Form DS-82 (Application for Renewal of Passport)

Forms

Only the passport application may be submitted to our office.  The others must be submitted directly to the U.S. Passport Agency.

The forms you print must be clear and sharp. Applications that are blurred or illegible will not be accepted. They must be printed in black print on white paper. The paper must be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, with no holes or perforations, at least medium (20 lb.) weight, and with a matte surface. Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper, and other shiny papers are not acceptable.

Download the Passport Application forms above or you may follow this link to download forms from the U.S. Passport Agency web site: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

Fees

The cost is $110.00 for those age 16 and older ($190.66 for expedited service).  Expedited service includes a fee for overnight express mail service. (This passport is normally valid for 10 years from the date of issue).  The cost is $80.00 for those age 15 and younger (This passport is normally valid for 5 years from the date of issue) (expedited service is $160.66).  Expedited service includes a fee for overnight express mail service.  Fees are payable in check or money order to:  “U.S. Dept. of State.”

The passport renewal fee is $110.00 per passport for standard service ($190.66 expedited service), and must be mailed to the address on the application. Expedited service includes a fee for overnight express mail service. The $25.00 execution fee does not apply to renewals.  Children’s passports (if issued under age 15) cannot be renewed.  Use form DS-82.

A $25.00 execution fee per passport, payable in cash, money order, or check is due the clerk of court.  The clerk of court, however, is preparing to implement a credit card alternative to cash.   The fee for the clerk of court’s passport photo service is $10.00.  Checks and money orders for fees due the clerk of court should be made payable to “Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court”.

***NOTE – Per U.S. State Dept. regulations, applicants must submit 1 photocopy of the certified copy of your birth certificate and/or original naturalization papers when you submit your application.  The clerk of court may make the copies for the applicant, but will charge $.75 per page in addition to other fees.***

Passport Card

Customers will now have the option to apply for a Passport Book, a Passport Card, or Both on the new DS-11, DS-82, and DS-5504 forms.  The Passport Card may be used only for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.  The Passport Card will provide a less expensive, smaller, and more convenient alternative for those who travel to these destinations.  The Passport Card cannot be used for air travel.  Further information regarding the Passport Card can be found on the U.S. Passport Agency Internet web site:  www.travel.state.gov.

Photos

One passport photograph (studio pictures measuring 2″ X 2″) is required for the passport application.  If you do not have the required photograph, the clerk of court’s office will take your picture for a fee of $10.00 at the time you submit your application.

Age Requirement

Minors under the age of 16 need the signatures of both parents, or documentation as to why that is not possible, in order to apply for a passport.

General Information

If you are traveling within 14 calendar days of your application, you must call (877) 487-2778 for an appointment.  You may also want to consult the  U.S. Passport Agency web site.