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Passport Checklist

Passport Checklist for Applicants

(These items must be completed prior to appointment)


checkbox 2 Required Payments

  • 1st payment: U.S. Department of State (Check or Money Order only.)

  • 2nd payment: WKU Passport Services (Check, Money Order, or Cash.)


 checkbox Passport Application Form DS-11 (Filled out & unsigned)

  • Printable applications are available online at

  • Application forms are available at our office in DSU.


checkbox Proof of U.S. 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. Hospital Birth Certificates are not acceptable.

NOTE: we will send your original documentation with your application. Your original documentation will be mailed back to you by the State Department.


checkbox Proof of Identity

  • Valid Kentucky driver's license – if your license is not from Kentucky a second photo identification card is also required.

For children under age 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 parent’s unavailability.


checkbox Passport Photo (We offer passport 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

  • Taken 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 obscures the hair or hairline
    • If you normally wear a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture
    • Glasses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)

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 Last Modified 3/27/17