Passport Acceptance Facility

Two U.S. Passports are gently laid against a world map.

Otis Library is accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. United States citizens may apply for their passports by appointment only.

For application forms, information on documentation requirements, fees, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, please visit the only official website for passport information:

To make an appointment, contact:

Deana Eager
860-889-2365 ext. 106

Jessa Franco
860-889-2365 ext. 125

Apply for a Passport

You need to apply in person if: this is your first passport, your passport was issued before you were 16 years old, or your passport expired more than 5 years ago.

  1. A completed application
    Passport applications are available online or you can pick up a form at the library or any Passport Acceptance Agency. Use black ink only. DO NOT SIGN the application before your appointment.  

  2. Proof of Citizenship
    US-born individuals: a certified birth certificate with a seal (not a photocopy), showing the full name of the parent(s), signature of the registrar, and filing date within one year of the birth issued from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or the city of birth. Children under the age of 16 must submit a birth certificate even if previously issued a passport.

    Foreign-born individuals: a Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, Consular Report of Birth, or a Certification Report of Birth Abroad (no photocopies). Foreign-born children of naturalized parents may apply for a U.S. passport if the child was under the age of 18 when the parents became naturalized. 

    You are required to submit these documents with your application. The documents will be returned to you with your newly issued passport in a separate mailing. 

    For children under the age of 16, both parents or the child’s legal guardian(s) must appear, along with the child, when submitting a passport application. If only one parent appears, you must also submit one of the following: 

    • Second parent’s notarized written statement consenting to passport issuance for the child, or

    • Primary evidence of sole authority to apply, or

    • A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second parent’s unavailability.

    • Proof of Identity

    • Prior U.S. Passport

    • Valid driver’s license

    • Government photo ID: city, state or federal

    • Military photo ID: military and dependents, etc.

    • Naturalization Certificate 

  3. Proof of Identity
    In addition to proof of citizenship, you must provide a photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a current or expired passport, a valid driver’s license or official state ID, or a certificate of naturalization/certificate of citizenship. See for a complete list of acceptable IDs. Children under 16 may use parents’ ID, but the child must still appear in person with the parents. 

  4. One Passport Photo
    You must bring this picture with you. The library does not provide passport photo service. Your photo must be: 

    • Whole-face view taken within the last 6 months

    • In color

    • 2″ x 2″ size

    • Taken against a plain white or light background

    • Only the applicant can appear in the photo – this includes photos for infants

    • Should represent applicant’s normal appearance

    • No glasses can be worn

    • Normal street clothes: no camouflage, uniforms, hats, or head covering (head coverings for religious or medical reasons are allowed, but full face must still be shown) 

  5. Passport Fees (effective 1/22/2023)
    A check or money order, payable to the U.S. Department of State, is required. Separate checks are required for each application.

    • Passport Book Fee (Routine Processing)

      • Applicants age 16 & over: $130

      • Applicants under age 16: $100

    • Passport Card Fee (Routine Processing)

      • Applicants age 16 & over: $30

      • Applicants under age 16: $15

    • Expedited processing is available at an additional cost of $60 per passport card or book. (See “Processing Times” for more details.)

    • Passport Book Overnight Delivery is available at an additional cost of $19.53. (Overnight Delivery is not available for passport cards).

    • Fees are subject to change. The most current fee schedule is available at

  6. Acceptance Fee
    The $35 acceptance fee may be paid by cash, check, or money order payable to Otis Library. You may combine multiple payments of the acceptance fee on one check or money order. The acceptance fee (to the library) cannot be combined on a check with the passport fee (to U.S. Dept. of State).  

  7. Processing Times
    Please visit the for current processing times. It is important to note that processing times may be impacted by mail delays. Note that processing times are based on when your application is received at the passport processing center, not on the day you apply. 

  8. Emergency or Urgent Travel For life-or-death emergencies and other urgent travel, visit for more information or 1-877-487-2778.

If your passport was issued after you were 16 years old and/or expired less than 5 years ago, you can renew your passport on your own. 

The renewal form is available online or you can pick up a form at the library or any Passport Acceptance Agency. Use black ink only.

The application fee is the same and there is no acceptance fee. Renewals can not be submitted through the library; they must be mailed directly to the U.S. Department of State. The Library is happy to review your renewal paperwork before mailing. Please make an appointment with a passport agent by calling 860-889-2365 ext. 106 or 125.

For all other questions and more information, please visit the State Department website.

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