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Passport Application Process

Passport Hours

(No appointments necessary)
Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Note: For preprinting an application or seeking additional information from the National Passport Agency, please refer to the travel.state.gov website.

What to bring

  • The Person Needing a Passport must be present OR for a child's passport- the child and both parents must be present if the child is age 15 or under (Children 16 or 17 should have one parent present)
  • Certified birth certificate from the state where you were born
  • Valid photo identification (If you don't live in Kentucky, you will need 2 forms of ID)
  • Passport photos, if you've had one made recently, otherwise we make them here for $10.00
  • A personal check, money order, or cashier's check for payment of the application fee (make payable to US Department of State).  One is required for EACH passport application.

Application fees

  • Processing fee of $25.00 payable to Hardin County Clerk
  • Routine processing takes 6 weeks for processing and return. Cost is $110.00 for passport book age 16 and up and is valid for 10 years. For children age 15 and under, the cost is $80.00 and passport book is valid for 5 years.
  • Expedited processing takes 3 weeks for processing and return. Cost is $185.45 for adult passport ($110.00 + $60.00 expedite fee + $15.45 overnight delivery fee once passport is completed) and $155.45 for children 15 and under ($80.00 + $60.00 expedite fee + $15.45 overnight delivery fee once passport is completed)
  • Additional fee of $23.75 for overnight delivery to the passport facility is payable to the Hardin County Clerk.