Receiving or Updating a Passport

• Make an appointment with the Danville Post Office by calling 859.236.6334 or visiting their website. There you will fill out the necessary paperwork and submit evidence of citizenship. To see which documents you need to bring with you, click here.

• To see up-to-date passport fees please refer to the U.S. Department of State Passport Fees page.

Additional Information

Your passport is the basic international document which identifies you as a citizen of your country. The spelling of your name given in your passport should be used for all records while you are in the United States. The spelling of your name on your visa will be used on your I-20 record.

Always keep a copy of your passport in a safe place, and use the copy to provide documentation if you send it in for renewal.


• Sign your passport; it is not valid unless it has been signed by the bearer.
• Fill in the information required on the inside front cover of the passport. In the case of accident or other circumstances, it may be necessary to contact a designate agent or the next of kin.
• Register your passport if you mail it while abroad. Check the expiration date of your passport before you travel. Obtain a new one if needed (i.e. U.S. law requires passports from many countries to be renewed six months before the expiration date).
• Check the visa requirements of all countries you plan to visit and obtain necessary visas from the appropriate foreign consular representatives. Check for a list of foreign embassies and consulates in the US.
• Keep a copy of your biographical, visa and other information pages.


• Lend your passport for use by a friend or stranger. Remember that it is an official government document for use only by the person to whom it is issued.
• Use your passport as collateral or pledge. Alter, insert, or overwrite any information or entry in the passport. If a change is necessary, it must be made officially by authorized government agents. Pack your passport in your luggage. When traveling, keep it readily available, but safe.
• Tear or substitute pages in your passport.