If you’re a Kansas resident and you’re looking to get a passport, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. Here’s a quick guide on how to get a passport in Kansas.
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A U.S. passport allows you to travel to other countries and return to the United States. If you plan to travel outside of the United States, you need a passport. A passport is a document that shows that you are a U.S. citizen and that you have the right to return to the United States.
You can apply for a passport at a passport office or at a passport acceptance facility. A passport office is a U.S. Department of State office where you can apply for a passport. A passport acceptance facility is usually located in a post office, public library, or court house. You can find a passport office or acceptance facility near you by using the State Department’s Find a Passport Facility tool.
If you are age 16 or older, you can apply for a passport by mail if you meet all of the following requirements:
-You have never been issued a U.S. passport
-You are applying from your current state of residence
-Your most recent U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
-Your name has not changed since your last U.S. passport was issued
-You are willing and able to submit your most recent U.S. passport with your application
What You’ll Need
To apply for a passport, you will need to show proof of U.S. citizenship and have a valid form of photo identification, such as a driver’s license. You will also need to submit a passport application, which you can do online or get from a post office or other passport acceptance facility. In addition, you will need to submit two identical photographs of yourself that meet specific requirements. Finally, you will need to pay a passport application fee and a separate execution fee.
How to Apply
The process of applying for a passport can seem daunting, but if you follow these simple steps, you’ll have your passport in no time.
First, you’ll need to gather all of the required documents. You’ll need proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate, as well as a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license. You’ll also need two passport photos. These can be taken at most drug stores or post offices.
Next, you’ll need to fill out a passport application form. This can be done online or at a passport acceptance facility. Once the form is complete, you’ll need to submit it along with your documents and photos to a passport acceptance facility. You can find your nearest facility by using the State Department’s Passport Facility Search tool.
Once your application is received, you’ll be able to track its progress online using the State Department’s Online Passport Status System. If everything is in order, you should receive your passport within 4-6 weeks. If you need it sooner than that, you can request expedited service for an additional fee.
How to Renew or Replace Your Passport
If your passport is lost or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement. You will also need to apply for a replacement if your passport has been damaged beyond normal “wear and tear.” You cannot renew your passport if it has been lost or stolen.
To replace your passport, you will need to submit the following items:
-A completed application form (you can get this from the passport office or from the State Department’s website)
-Two photographs of yourself (these must be 2″ x 2″, taken within the last 6 months, and show a clear image of your face)
-Your proof of U.S. citizenship (such as a birth certificate or naturalization certificate)
-Your proof of identity (such as a driver’s license or government ID)
-A check or money order for the application fee ($110 for adults, $80 for children under 16)
-A check or money order for the execution fee ($25)
If you are applying for a passport for the first time, please see the State Department’s website for a complete list of required documents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does it take to get a passport in Kansas?
A: The processing time for a passport in Kansas can vary, but it averages about 4-6 weeks. Expedited service is available for an additional fee and can reduce processing time to 2-3 weeks.
Q: Where can I apply for a passport in Kansas?
A: You can apply for a passport at any passport acceptance facility in the state. To find one near you, visit the U.S. Department of State website or call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.
Q: Do I need an appointment to apply for a passport in Kansas?
A: No, you do not need an appointment however, many facilities encourage or require that you schedule one. To make an appointment, contact the facility directly.
Q: How much does it cost to get a passport in Kansas?
A: For first-time applicants, the cost is $110 for adults and $80 for children under 16. If you qualify for the expedited service, there is an additional fee of $60.