Passports

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Applicants Ages 16+

For a new passport for an adult or minor age 16 or over, all applicants must appear in person and will need the following items:

1. Completed (but not signed) passport application form (DS-11).  [DOWNLOAD FORM HERE]
The application must be completed either on the computer or by hand with black ink only.  No white-out (tape or fluid) to correct errors on the form.

2. Proof of United States citizenship or nationality.
If you were born in the United States you must submit one of the following:
Previous U.S. Passport (required if available) or original certified birth certificate* (must contain the name of the parents)
*Note: California and Texas abstract birth certificates, hospital birth certificates or birth certificates that do not list the parents’ names are not accepted by the Department of State.

If you were born in a foreign country you must submit one of the following:
Original certificate of naturalization or citizenship or Previous U.S. Passport

3. Proof of identity.
Current drivers license, recently issued certificate of naturalization, or recently issued government employee identification card.

4. Photographs. One 2” x 2” square photo.
Passport photos are available at the library for $10, or applicants can bring in a photo purchased elsewhere. Please click here for photo requirements.

5. Passport fees.
The Department of State requires the passport fee be paid by Check or Money order only. The library fees can be paid by check, cash, or card (Visa or Mastercard only).

6. Schedule an appointment.
Applicants are responsible for reviewing the checklist of required items and bringing the required payment types necessary for their appointment. Passport processing times fluctuate – please check processing times here.

For minors ages 16 & 17 – at least one parent or guardian must be present to sign and present ID.


Applicants Ages 15 and Under

For a New or Renewal Passport for a Child 15 and under, the child, and both parents, or the child’s legal guardian(s) must appear and present the following:

1. Completed (but not signed) passport application form (DS-11).  [DOWNLOAD FORM HERE]
The application must be completed either on the computer, or by hand with black ink only.  No white-out (tape or fluid) to correct errors on the form.

2. Child’s proof of United States citizenship or nationality.
If you were born in the United States you must submit one of the following:
Previous U.S. Passport or Original certified birth certificate* (must contain the name of the parents)
*Note: California and Texas abstract birth certificates, hospital birth certificates or birth certificates that do not list the parents’ names are not accepted by the Department of State.

If you were born in a foreign country you must submit one of the following:
Previous U.S. Passport (required if available) or original certified birth certificate (must contain the name of the parents)

3. Evidence of parental relationship or guardianship.
Child’s certified birth certificate showing both parents’ names, or Certified Court Order of Guardianship.

4. Valid identification for both parents.
Drivers license or recently issued government employee identification card.

5. Photographs. One 2” x 2” square photo.
Passport photos are available at the library for $10, or applicants can bring in a photo purchased elsewhere. Please click here for photo requirements.

6. Passport fees.
The Department of State requires the passport fee be paid by Check or Money order only. The library fees can be paid by check, cash or card (Visa or Mastercard only).

7. Schedule an appointment.
Applicants are responsible for reviewing the checklist of required items and bringing the required payment types necessary for their appointment. Passport processing times fluctuate – please check processing times here.

If both parents cannot appear in person – The non-appearing parent may complete and notarize form DS-3053.  All DS-3053 forms must be filled out in black ink and must include a legible photocopy of the front and back of the non-appearing parent’s valid driver’s license or government issued ID. [DOWNLOAD FORM HERE]


Passport Renewals

Passport renewals:  Most renewals can be done by mail.  If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you were at least 16 years old when it was issued, you may be able to submit a self-service renewal.  Please visit the U.S. Department of State – Passports by mail page to see if you qualify for this service.



Passport Fees