Wildcat Passport Services

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.


Planning international travel for spring break? Routine processing time is currently 6-8 weeks, so apply soon to avoid additional fees and stress. Expedited service options include 3-4 week and 2-3 week processing.


Passport Renewal - 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.


KY licenses with Real ID - Kentucky residents will need either a valid US passport or the Voluntary Travel ID (REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses) for domestic air travel effective 10/1/2020. You may also find more helpful specifics on drive.ky.gov.

Announced 1/3/2020: Fayette County residents who do not require testing or retesting may apply for a Voluntary Travel ID at the KY Transportation Cabinet's driver licensing office in Frankfort (200 Mero Street).


Campus parking - 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.