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Hours & AppointmentsUS Passport

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please visit the reference desk, call (860) 828-7125, or request an appointment online.

 

Can I apply at the library?

You must apply in person if at least one of the following is true:
  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to Renew by Mail. The library does not process Renew by Mail forms.
Information and forms can be found on the U.S. Passports & International Travel website. Click here for a list of passport forms.

The Library is located at 234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT.
For questions and appointments, please call (860) 828-7125.

 

What to Bring

Adult Applicants

  • Complete but unsigned application (DS-11)
  • 2×2 color photograph
  • Birth Certificate or other evidence of U.S. citizenship
    • With photocopy
  • CT Driver’s License or other form of primary identification
    • With photocopy (FRONT and BACK)
  • Execution fee ($25) in cash or money order
  • Passport fee in check or money order made out to “U.S. Department of State”
  • Evidence of legal name change, if name on primary identification does not match name on application

Minor Applicants

  • Complete, but unsigned application (DS-11)
  • 2×2 color photograph
  • Birth Certificate or other evidence of minor’s U.S. citizenship
    • With photocopy
  • Birth Certificate or other evidence of parent(s)/guardian(s) relationship to minor
  • Parent(s) CT Driver’s Licenses or other form of primary identification
    • With photocopy (FRONT and BACK)
  • Parental consent demonstrated by ONE of the following:
    • Both parents appear
    • Applying parent submits second parent’s notarized form DS-3053
    • Evidence of applying parent’s sole custody of the child
    • If other parent cannot be located, submit form DS-5525
  • Execution fee ($25) in cash or money order
  • Passport fee in check or money order made out to “U.S. Department of State
Applicants Age 16
  • Only one parent is required to appear
Applicants Age 17 (ONE of the following):
  • One parent appears
  • Paying passport fee with a parent’s check
  • Parent is listed as emergency contact
  • Parent’s signed statement and photocopy of ID

 

 

 How to Apply

1. Fill Out Form DS-11

Fill Out Form DS-11

COMPLETE ONLINE
  • Print the application single-sided (“simplex”). Do not print application double-sided (“duplex”).
  • Do not sign the application until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
  • You must provide a Social Security number in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).
  • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a signed statement including the phrase, “I swear under penalty of perjury that I have not been issued a Social Security number.”
  • You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages, at no additional cost, by checking the ’52 page’ box at the top of the DS-11.

2. Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

You must submit one of the following. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.

  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
    • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
    • Lists your parent(s)’ full names
    • Has the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
    • Has the registrar’s signature
    • Has the seal of the issuing authority
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship

If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, see Citizenship Evidence on the U.S. Passports & International Travel website.

3. Present Identification

Present Identification

You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.

  • In-state, fully-valid driver’s license
  • In-state, fully-valid non-driver ID
  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
  • Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)
  • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID
  • Valid foreign passport
  • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular Identification, commonly used by the parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant)

If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, see Identification on the U.S. Passports & International Travel website.

Please note:

  • If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID.
  • If you have undergone or are going through gender transition, please see these additional requirements.

4. Bring a Photocopy of Identification & Birth Certificate

Bring a Photocopy of Identification & Birth Certificate

Submit a photocopy of each ID that you present when you apply.

Requirements for photocopy of ID:
  • White, 8 1/2 x 11″ standard paper
  • Include FRONT and BACK
    • Front and back may be on the same side of one piece of paper
    • Front and back may be on two separate pieces of paper
    • Photocopy must not be double-sided
Requirements for photocopy of Birth Certificate:
  • White, 8 1/2 x 11″ standard paper.
  • Include BACK if there is any information on the back
    • Front and back may be on two separate pieces of paper
    • Photocopy of Birth Certificate may be double-sided

5. Determine Any Special Circumstances (Including Children Under Age 16)

Children Under Age 16

Passport applications for children under the age of 16 must provide the following:

  1. Evidence of child’s U.S. citizenship
  2. Evidence of the child’s relationship to parents/guardians
  3. Parental identification (for all parents/guardians)
  4. Parental permission
    • Both parents appear, or
    • Applying parent submits second parent’s notarized form DS-3053, along with a copy of the non-appearing parent’s identification, or
    • Applying parent submits primary evidence of sole authority to apply, or
    • Applying parent submits a written statement explaining why non-applying parent’s consent cannot be obtained, along with form DS-5525or
    • Third-party in loco parentis appears with notarized written statement or affidavit from both parents or custodial parent(s) authorizing the third-party to apply for passport. When the notarized statement or affidavit is from only one parent, the third-party must present evidence of sole custody of the authorizing parent.

Passports for children under 16 are only valid for 5 years. Click here for more information.

Other Special Circumstances

If any of the below categories apply to you, you may have additional requirements for your passport application.

Please visit the U.S. Passports & International Travel website for more information.

6. Provide a Photo

Provide a Photo

You must provide two 2″x2″ color photographs with your application. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photos meets all photo requirements.

Learn more by reading Picture Perfect Passport Photo or watching Picture Perfect Passport from the U.S. Department of State.

Please note: The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library does not provide passport photos. The Berlin Town Clerk’s office can provide passport photos for $10. AAA can provide passport photos for $20 (non-members), $10 (Classic members) or free (Plus and Premier members). CVS can provide passport photos for $12.99.

Please note: As of November 1, 2016, glasses will not be allowed in passport photos.

7. Calculate Fees

Basic Passport Book and Passport Card Fees

Please note: You will need to make two (2) separate payments. Click here to calculate passport fees.

  • Application Fee can be paid by check (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s) and money order payable to “U.S. Department of State.” Cash, credit and debit cards cannot be accepted.
  • Execution Fee ($25) can be paid by cash or money order made payable to Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

Optional FeesMay be added to Applicaion FeeMay be added to Execution Fee

Adult Applicant Application Fee Execution Fee
Passport Book $110 $25
Passport Card $30 $25
Passport Book & Card $140 $25
Applicant Age 15 and Under Application Fee Execution Fee
Passport Book $80 $25
Passport Card $15 $25
Passport Book & Card $95 $25
Optional Services May be added to Application Fee May be added to Execution Fee
Expedited Serivce $60
Overnight to DoS $22.95
Overnight Return $20.66

 

Additional Service Fees

  • Expedited Service ($60): Include with your application fee (not execution fee). Paid per application, in addition to required fees. Provides faster processing than routine service. Click here for current processsing times. May be included with Application Fee made payable to “U.S. Department of State.”
  • Overnight Delivery to Dept. of State ($22.95): Paid per transaction for overnight delivery of a passport application to the Department of State. Must be paid by cash or money order made payable to Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, in addition to the Execution Fee.
  • Overnight Delivery Return Service ($20.66): Paid per application for overnight delivery of an issued passport book from the Department of State to the customer. Only applies to mailing addresses within the United States. Not valid for passport cards. May be included with Application Fee made payable to “U.S. Department of State.”

Please note: Fees are scheduled to increase in January 2017.

8. Submit Your Completed Application

Submit Your Completed Application

You must submit your completed application, including citizenship evidence, photocopy of ID, photo, and fees, in person to the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library (or any other passport acceptance facility).

 Passport Fee Calculator

Watch a video on how to apply for a passport

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We will do our best to accommodate your schedule, but please wait for a confirmation from us before putting your appointment in your calendar! If we are unable to contact you, an appointment will not be scheduled. If you have more than 4 applicants, please contact the library.