As a Passport Agency for the U.S. Department of State, PWPL can aid the public in the process of obtaining a U.S. passport. An application form for a U.S. Passport is available at the Reference Desk on the second floor. Also available are other necessary forms for lost passports, parental consent, change of name, etc.

Passport requirements include:

  • Completed DSP-11 (available at the Library)

  • Certified copy of U.S.* birth certificate

  • 2 - 2 1/2" photographs of a frontal view with light background (Eyes must be open, even on infants.)

  • Picture I.D. for identification purposes

  • Fee of $110 for individuals 16 years of age and older or $80 for children under 16 years of age in check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State

  • Fee of $25 per passport application for processing fee to PWPL in check or cash

  • All applicants (regardless of age) must appear when passport application is presented to Library Staff for processing

  • Both parents must appear and sign for applications of children under 16 years of age

* Foreign-born requirements differ. Please call the Reference Desk at 906-226-4311 for information.

* Fees need to be in a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.

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