WILDCAT PASSPORT SERVICES
HOLIDAY CLOSING: Please note that this office will be closed Thursday, December 20-Tuesday, January 1. We look forward to assisting you on January 2, 2019!
Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility accepts Passport Applications for the U.S. Department of State for any U.S. citizen. We are located in the Bill Gatton Student Center, lower level, room A154R facing Limestone Avenue.
Appointments allow us to serve you most efficiently, and they are available Monday-Thursday 9a-2p (except for federal and university holidays). Please call 859-257-2619 to schedule an appointment. For application forms, information on required documentation and fees, and current processing times, see the official website for passport information, www.travel.state.gov. Routine processing time is 4-6 weeks, and expedited service is 2-3 weeks, so plan ahead to avoid additional fees and stress.
Renewing a passport? If you meet the criteria for renewal, it is not necessary for you to apply in person. We are pleased to be your one-stop service with passport photos and postage services, if you would like assistance with a renewal. Click here for more information.
More clarification has been shared regarding Kentucky issuing travel ID credentials on state licenses in 2019. Click here for the latest explanation on Kentucky's plan to meet REAL ID Act requirements (published 8/14/18). You may also find more helpful specifics on drive.ky.gov.
Traveling to campus for passport services? In addition to nearby street/city-metered parking, UK Parking Structure #5 offers Visitor Parking (hourly rates). The Gatton Student Center Visitor lot is on the opposite end of the building, Avenue of Champions and MLK Blvd. ($2/hr). Parking is typically at a premium on campus, so please plan accordingly.
Wildcat Passport Services is located on the lower level of the Bill Gatton Student Center, located at 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40506.