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Passport Information


Passport Application (DS-11) can be obtained from the Hawkins County Chancery Court or at www.travel.state.gov.

When applying for a passport, you must have:

  • Application completed in BLACK INK.  DO NOT SIGN.
  • Certified birth certificate with seal (must be raised or multicolored and cannot be a hospital record). Please provide a copy of the birth certificate (both sides if contain writing).
  • The birth certificate must list your mother's and father's full name. The birth certificate is mailed with the passport application and will be returned to you in a separate mailing.
  • One 2x2 passport photo We take passport photos at a cost of $10 or you can use Walgreens or Walmart.
  • Driver’s license or government ID (and a copy of both sides), preferably with photo.
  • $110.00 check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State for adults and minors 16 or over.  WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH.
  • $80.00 check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State for minors age 15 and under.  WE CANNOT ACCEPT CASH.
  • $35.00 cash, check, or money order payable to Chancery Court plus $10.00 if we take the photo for a total of $45.00.
  • Everyone applying for a passport MUST appear in person, including infants and minors.  If a minor is under 16, both parents have to be present or the parent who is not present must complete a consent form which can be obtained at our office or downloaded at www.travel.state.gov.


It takes 6-8 weeks weeks to receive your passport. If you need your passport sooner, you can expedite your application, which takes 3-4 weeks.

To expedite your application:

  • 16 years old and older:
      $185.89 ($110.00 passport fee + $60.00 expedite fee + $15.89 return overnight mailing fee)
      Make check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.  NO CASH.
  • Minors under age 16 years old:
      $155.89 ($80.00 passport fee + $60.00 expedite fee + $15.89 return overnight mailing fee)
      Make check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.  NO CASH.
  • $35.00 cash, check, or money order payable to Chancery Court for each application. (Plus $10 for photo if we make it.)
  • $24.70 to overnight your application.  Make check or money order payable to the U.S.P.S.