Note: If printing, print single sided and bring all pages including instructions with you to the appointment. If filling out by hand, please print legibly and use black ink. DO NOT use any whiteout on the form. DO NOT sign the DS-11 form until the Passport Agent instructs you to do so.
STEP 2: What you Need
Note: Copies of ID MUST contain the front and back of the ID on one page. The Library has copy machines (additional fees apply) and can assist you with making copies.
Proof of Citizenship (one of the following along with one b/w or color copy)
Original birth certificate or a certified copy (no hospital certificates or photocopies)
Previous U.S. Passport (issued within 15 years)
Certificate of Citizenship
Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Proof of Identity (if applicable, bring along one b/w or color copy of the secondary ID)
Valid New York, New Jersey or Connecticut driver’s license or State ID
Renewals CANNOT be handled by the Library, however, we can review your DS-82 Renewal form for accuracy. There is no fee for reviewing the DS-82 Renewal form. 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, a self-service renewal by mail or online is likely the correct option. Visit travel.state.gov’s “Passport Renewal” page to confirm that renewal by mail or online is appropriate.
Note: If your last passport was issued when you were under 16, you will need to fill out a new DS-11 form. The Library accepts appointments for this form.
The Library is able to take your photo as part of your Passport appointment for DS-11 applications or you may bring one with you from another vendor. The Library is also able to take your photo if you need a Passport sized photo (2 x 2 inch) for mailing your own renewal. This service is by appointment during our above service hours.
Passport Photo Fee: $10
Note: The Library does NOT accept credit or debit cards or cash for payment
Once your application has been completed by a Passport Acceptance Agent at the Library, all questions MUST be directed to the National Passport Information Center.
Call the National Passport Information Center to check your application status at 1-877-487-2778 or (TDD) 1-888-874-7793 between the following hours: Monday – Friday……..8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday……………….10:00 AM – 3:00 PM *Excluding Federal Holidays
Access the Online Passport Status System to check your application status. It may take up to 10 business days for applications to be trackable online.