Henderson County Public Library

Passport Services (Appointment Only)

How to Obtain or Renew a Passport

The library processes passport applications by appointment only, no walk-ins.

To schedule an appointment, please call 270-826-3712 x217. Customers should allow 30 minutes for the appointment. If customers are more than 15 minutes late for their passport appointment, the appointment will be cancelled, and customers must reschedule. Please note that we do not accept same-day appointments.

We offer the following passport support services:

  • Photobooth for adult passport photos
  • Accept applications for new passport books for international travel, by land, sea, or air
  • Accept applications for new passport cards for travel to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, by land and sea only
  • Accept applications for passports for minors
  • Assist with passport renewals and replace damaged or lost passports
  • Assist with correcting printing errors or name changes in current passports

Fees & Payments

Rates for passport services are set by the Department of State. Passport fees vary. The chart below details some of the most common passport services and their fees.

Service Fee
Required Acceptance Fee $35.00
Adult Passport Book, new or renewal $130.00
New Minor Passport Book $100.00
Adult Passport Card, new or renewal $30.00
New Minor Passport Card $15.00
Expedited Service $60.00
Photo Booth $12.99
  • At the appointment, customers will make multiple payments; one payment to the library for the execution fee and seperate payments for each application to the Department of State for the passport fee. Making one payment for multiple applicants to the Department of State may delay applications.
  • Customers may not pay with cash, card, or starter checks. Acceptable forms of payment include personal check, money order, traveler's check, company check, treasury check, cashier's check, and certified check.

What to Bring to Your Passport Appointment

Customers must bring all of the following items to their passport appointment:

  1. Current photo ID with signature (example: driver's license or government ID)
  2. Evidence of Citizenship (example: state-issued birth certificate, previously issued passport, naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, consular report of birth abroad)
  3. Passport Photo
  4. Separate payments to the US Department of State for each application (check or money order)
  5. Payment to the Henderson County Public Library for execution fee(s) (check or money order)
  6. Completed application (applications can be obtained at the library's front desk or at travel.state.gov)
  7. Possible additional documentation - Divorce decree if you resumed your maiden name.

Forms & Photo

  • HCPL can provide all necessary forms.
  • Customers can complete and print the necessary forms ahead of time at travel.state.gov.
  • The library has a photobooth for adults for $12.99.
  • Customers must provide their own photo that meets the following guidelines:
    • Taken within past 6 months
    • 2x2 color photo on plain white or light background
    • From shoulders up with a clear view of face
    • No hats, uniforms, or glasses
    • Have a neutral, non-exaggerated facial expression
    • Applicant only

Please Keep in Mind

  • The applicant must be present at the time of the appointment.
  • Customer's processing times vary. Please visit travel.state.gov for current routine and expidited processing times.
  • Adult passports are valid for 10 years. Minor passports are valid for 5 years.
  • Both parents or all legal guardians of a minor must be present for minor passport services under 16. One parent must be present for applicants between 16 and 17.
  • Applications for applicants under 18 where parents/guardians sign the application must submit a birth certificate or similar document establishing acceptable proof of parental relationship for the applicant, even if the applicant has a previous passport.
  • Not all passport services require the customer to visit a passport acceptance facility. Some can be done by the passport holder via mail.
  • For more information on passport services, visit travel.state.gov. Customers can also contact the National Passport Information Center directly toll-free at 1-877-487-2778 or via email at NPIC@state.gov.

Passport Appointment Hours

Appointment availablility is subject to change. Appointments are not available when the library is closed or on federal holidays.

Day Time
Tuesday 4 pm - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm