March 4, 2019

The Time is Now

Post Offices offer convenient Passport Fair hours

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — If you’ve been waiting for a convenient time to apply for a passport, this Saturday may be your best opportunity.

Seventeen Kentuckiana post offices will host a Passport Fair this Saturday, Mar. 9, 2019.  The convenient Saturday hours are available to assist busy customers planning international travel.  Fairs serve customers on a first come, first served basis.  No appointments are needed.  (There is a limited capacity for acceptance.) 

NOTE:  For appointments during regular passport processing hours, the U.S. Postal Service has made scheduling easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ tool (RCAS) at RCAS™ tool provides customers with an easy, convenient way to schedule appointments to apply for a passport.

The Postal Service suggests travelers check the expiration date on their U.S. passport. Many countries require a passport have as much as six months’ validity remaining for entry.

Information for the Saturday, Mar. 9, Passport Fairs:

Benton 219 W 5th St 42025 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bowling Green GMF 5300 Scottsville Rd 42104 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia 800 Burkesville St 42728 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Frankfort 1210 Wilkinson Blvd 40601 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hopkinsville 105 S Main St 42240 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Irvine 230 Main St 40336 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Leitchfield 210 S Main St 42754 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Monticello 65 Barnes Dr 42633 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Morehead 700 W First St 40351 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Owingsville 95 E Main St 40360 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Paducah 300 S 4th St 42003 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


330 E Maple St


9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

St Matthews

4600 Shelbyville Rd

40207 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Taylorsville 800 Taylorsville Rd 40071 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Whitley City 1387 N Hwy 27 42653 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Williamsburg 1000 N Highway 25W 40769 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wilmore 301 E Main St 40390 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Passport fees

  Adults (Age 16 Years and Older) Minors (Under Age 16)
Passport Card $30 $15
Passport Book $110 $80
Passport Card and Book $140 $95

The fees listed above must be paid with a personal check or money order. There is a $35 processing/acceptance fee and a $15 fee for photos, which can be paid for by cash, personal check, debit and credit cards or money order.  The Passport Fair offices offer passport photo services.

Travelers are encouraged to apply for a passport several months before they are scheduled to travel overseas. The average time for passport applications and renewals is six weeks. However, for an additional fee, the State Department will expedite the application and process it within three weeks.

To apply for a passport, travelers need to complete Passport Application Form DS-11 (unsigned) and provide one of the following: a U.S. birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics (not a certificate of birth) or naturalization papers. Applicants must also show either a valid driver’s license, a previous or current U.S. passport book or card, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, military I.D. or a federal, state or municipal government employee I.D. card. Applicants 15 & under must be present with both parents unless consent is given; ages 16 & 17 require only one parent be present.

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For more information about passport application requirements and to download forms, visit the State Department’s travel website at

The Kentuckiana District serves ZIP Codes 400-409, 411-427 in Kentucky and 471, 476-477 in southern Indiana.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.



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