KU campus is working remotely at this time and all in-person services, such as KU’s Passport Acceptance Center are closed. We will continue to evaluate this as the university assesses the possibility of returning from remote work. The passport center will be open again as soon as possible.



Passport Services

Apply for a passport or have visa photos taken at Strong Hall, Room 300. Students, faculty, staff and community members are all invited to use this service. The Passport Office cannot accept credit or debit card payments.

Appointments are required. Passport services are available the following days and times (except KU/federal holidays):


Go to travel.state.gov to learn the processing time for a new passport and to find printable applications. Hard copies are available at International Affairs.


We are unable to provide digital versions of passport photos. 


The U.S. Department of State processes passport renewals through the mail. Renewals cannot be processed through the KU Passport Office.

Information for Transgender People

The U.S. Department of State made substantial changes to the gender marker designation page for U.S. passports. Many of the changes involve altering the language of “gender” to “sex.”  The Department of State is still offering two-year provisional passports and standard 10-year passports for people who are transitioning. The process has remained the same, and information about how to apply for a passport is available here and at travel.state.gov.

What to Bring to your Appointment

2. Proof of U.S. citizenship, one of the following:
  • Previous valid U.S. passport
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate
  • Consular report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Naturalization certificate
3. Proof of identity, one of the following:
  • Recently issued Certificate of Naturalization of Citizenship with easily recognizable photo
  • Current, valid driver's license
  • Government employee ID
  • Military ID
For children under the age of 16, the child and both parents or legal guardians must appear in person and present the following:
  •    Evidence of the child's U.S. citizenship
  •    Evidence of the child's relationship to parents/guardians 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.
4. One passport photo (can be taken at International Programs)


  • Adult Passport Book - $110 (check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Minor (under 16) Passport Book - $80 (check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Passport Card - $30 (valid only for sea or land entry to and from the Caribbean, Canada, Bermuda, and Mexico; check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Expediting fee - $60 (for rushed application processing; check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing fee - $35 (cash, check, or money order made payable to the University of Kansas
  • Two photos - $15 (cash, check, or money order made payable to the University of Kansas)
Overnight delivery of application and return of passport incur additional fees.

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