The library will resume Passport services on Tuesday, September 7. We require appointments for all passports.
I have never had a passport. How do I get one?
You could apply using a DS-11 form that we have available at the library. In addition to the form, you will need proof of US Citizenship (birth certificate or naturalization certificate), government issued photo-ID with signature (usually an Illinois State ID or Driver's License, or a Consulate ID), color passport photo, and the payment fee. If any name changes have occurred, legal documentation of the name change will need to be provided. All applicants must apply in person.
I need to renew my passport. How do I do this?
The library can provide you with the DS-82 required to renew your passport. You can use this form if your undamaged passport was issued less than 15 years ago, you were 16 or older when you received your passport, and if it is in your current name or you can legally document the name change.
What is the difference between a passport book and passport card?
A passport book is required for all international travel and valid for travel by air, land, or sea. A passport card is valid for international travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda only.
What forms of ID are accepted?
How do I get a color passport photo?
What is the fee? How do I pay it?
If you are getting a passport book the fee to the US Department of State is $110.00 and the fee to the acceptance agency is $35.00. If you are getting the passport card the fee to the US Department of State is $40.00 and the fee to the acceptance agency is $35.00. If you are getting both the passport book and passport card the fee to the US Department of State is $140.00 and the fee to the acceptance agency is $35.00. Must be paid by money order or check. Find out more about costs here.
How long does it take to get my Passport?
A regular application can take an average of 16 weeks to be processed. If you need your Passport sooner than this, it might be best to expedite. Expediting takes roughly 8-10 weeks. The fee for expediting is an additional $60.00 per an applicant.