DC Public Library Passport Acceptance Office

DC Public Library Passport Acceptance Office

DC Public Library Passport Acceptance Office 

Passport Acceptance Office
Located on the 2nd Floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
202-727-3257
passport.dcpl@dc.gov

Hours of Operation

Sunday - Closed Monday - Closed Tuesday - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  (sign-up list closes at 6:30 p.m.) Wednesday - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (sign-up list closes at 6:30 p.m.) Thursday - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (sign-up list closes at 6:30 p.m.) Friday - Closed Saturday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (sign-up list closes at 2:30 pm)

 

How to Apply for a NEW Passport:

Complete the application and PRINT (single-sided) prior to arrival. Visit the Passport Acceptance Office on the 2nd floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 
  • All applicants must be present.
Please bring each of the following with your application:
  • Bring two checks (no starter checks) or money orders, one written to the U.S. Department of State and one written to the D.C. Treasurer.  See fee structure below. 
  • Proof of ID - valid driver's license, state ID card, military ID, passport.
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (must be original documents - no photocopies). U.S. birth certificate with parent(s) name(s) and official seal OR naturalization certificate OR previously issued passport.
  • Color 2" x 2" passport photo with white background for each applicant. (Photos can be taken on premise for $15).
If children are getting passports, also bring:
  • At least one parent listed on the birth certificate/adoption papers/legal guardian court documents, a notarized consent form and a copy (both sides) or non-appearing parent's ID.
  • For 16 and 17-year-old applicants, only one parent needs to be present, along with birth certificate/adoption papers. A notarized letter is not required.

How to Renew Your Passport:

Your Passport is Eligible for Renewal if:

  1. Your passport was issued within the last 15 years.
  2. You were over 16 at the time your passport was issued.
  3. Your legal name has not changed.
  4. You can provide proof of legal name change.
Complete the application and PRINT (single-sided) prior to arrival. Visit the Passport Acceptance Office on the 2nd floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 
  • All applicants must be present.
Please bring each of the following with your application:
  • Your most recent passport 
  • Bring two checks (no starter checks) or money orders, one written to the U.S. Department of State and one written to the D.C. Treasurer.  See fee structure below.
  • If the name you are currently using differs from the name on your most recent passport you will need an original marriage certificate or court order with the official seal of the issuing authority, indicating the change of name.
  • Color 2" x 2" passport photo with white background for each applicant. (Photos can be taken on premise for $15).
NOTE: Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. Check the US Dept of State's Country Information page to learn about entry and exit requirements for the country or countries to which you are traveling.  


State Department Fees

Make check/money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
Item Cost Estimated Processing Time
Passport Book - age 16+ $130 8-11 weeks
Passport Book - age 15 and younger $100 8-11 weeks
 
Passport Card - 16+ $30 8-11 weeks
Passport Card - age 15 and younger $15 8-11 weeks
Expedited
Passport Book (16+) $190 5-7 weeks
Passport Book (15 and younger) $160 5-7 weeks
Misc. Costs
Overnight Delivery $18.32
File Search $150


DC Public Library Fees

Make check/money order payable to D.C. Treasurer.
Product Cost
Acceptance Fee $35
Photo Fee  $15

Se habla español. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call 1-888-874-7793 for TDD/TTY teletype services.

Please visit the U.S. Department of State Passport and International Travel website for further information on applying for a passport.
 

If you are planning to travel within 72 hours, you will need to apply in person at the Washington Passport Agency. You must call 877-487-2778 to schedule an appointment. The address is 600 19th St. NW, First Floor – Sidewalk Level, Washington, D.C. 20006.