How to Get a Passport in Kansas

Find out how to get a passport in Kansas. All of the steps you need to take in order to get your passport as quickly as possible.

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Gather the required documents.

To get a passport in Kansas, you’ll need to gather a few documents ahead of time. First, you’ll need proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of a birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or previous U.S. passport. You’ll also need a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license, government ID, or military ID. If you don’t have a valid photo ID, you can get one from the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles. Finally, you’ll need two passport photos. These can be taken at most drugstores or Walmart stores.

Once you have all of your documents gathered, you’ll need to fill out a passport application form. This form is available online at the U.S. Department of State website or at your local post office or public library. Once you’ve completed the form, sign and date it and then take it along with your documents and photos to a passport acceptance facility for processing. In Kansas, these facilities are located at post offices, public libraries, and county clerk’s offices.

Complete the application form.

You must complete an application form to get a passport. The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) standard passport application is DS-11. You must submit this form in person, and you must also submit proof of U.S. citizenship and proof of identity. A passport agent will witness your signature on the application form so it can be witnessed and notarized.

The DOS currently charges a $110 application fee for first-time applicants and a $30 execution fee for all applicants. If you need your passport urgently, you can request expedited processing for an additional $60 fee. You can pay the fees with a check or money order made out to “U.S. Department of State.”

Take the application and required documents to a passport acceptance facility.

You’ll need to submit your application in person at a passport acceptance facility. There are many locations throughout Kansas where you can apply, including post offices, clerk of court offices, public libraries and some public high schools.

When you go to apply, you’ll need to bring the following items with you:

-A completed passport application. You can fill out the application online ahead of time or pick up a form at the passport acceptance facility.
-Proof of U.S. citizenship. This can be in the form of a previous U.S. passport, a birth certificate or a naturalization certificate.
-A valid photo ID. This can be a driver’s license, military ID or current passport. If you don’t have any valid IDs, you’ll need to provide two forms of identification from the following list:
–A previous passport
–A certified copy of your birth certificate
–Naturalization certificate
–Consular report of birth abroad or certification of birth
–Certificate of Citizenship
-Passport photos. You’ll need two identical photos taken within the last six months. Many drugstores and photography studios offer this service. Be sure the photos meet all the requirements for passport photos before you have them taken.
-Payment for the application fee and execution fee

Pay the passport application fee.

U.S. Department of State has made it mandatory for all applicants to pay their passport application fees before scheduling an appointment for passport processing. You can pay your passport fee in two ways:

-Pay by check or money order: You will need to print out the passport application fee payment form and mail it along with your check or money order to the address listed on the form.
-Pay online with a credit or debit card: You can pay your passport fee online through the Department of State’s website. Just follow the instructions on the website.

Submit the application.

Submit the application. The passport application must be submitted in person at a passport office, acceptance facility or consulate. When applying for a passport for the first time, applicants must submit:

-A completed passport application form.
-Proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth certificate or previous U.S. passport).
-A valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license).
-Two passport photos (taken within the last six months).
-Payment for the passport fee (by check or money order).

Wait to receive your passport in the mail.

If you applied for your passport through the mail, you will receive it in the mail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your passport to arrive. If you need your passport sooner than that, you can request expedited service.

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