Clerk of Court to resume passport services

Published 5:19 pm Saturday, May 21, 2022

Calcasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones said passport services will resume on Wednesday June 1.
“We are very pleased that Calcasieu residents will once again be able to obtain passport services at the courthouse in Lake Charles. It was a difficult decision to suspend passport services when COVID made it impossible to do safely,” Jones said. 

He said those seeking passports prepare ahead of time by visiting the clerk’s website. The website lists the costs, what forms of payment are required, what documents are required, and photograph guidelines. The website

Passport appointments typically take between 30-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the preparation required. All individuals receiving a passport must be present for processing, including minor children.

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The Passport Processing team is on the 1st floor of the Historic Calcasieu Courthouse, located at 1000 Ryan St. Passport Processing is housed in the Criminal Records department.

Customers seeking passport services can start to make appointments now for June 1 or after. All customers are required to schedule an appointment, and appointments occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Customers wishing to schedule an appointment should call 337-437-3558 (Ext 133 or Ext 194) during normal weekday business hours which are 8:30 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.