Passport Office

Apply for your passport at the library.

Please contact the library to schedule an appointment.

Make an appointment

Service Temporarily Unavailable

The library building is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are unable to offer passport services at this time. For more information, please contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.

Can I apply at the library?

You may apply in person at the library if you can answer yes to any of the following:

  • 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 you answered no to all of these statements, you are eligible to renew by mail. The library cannot accept applications if they can be renewed by mail.

Photos

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library can provide photos for $10 (cash only). If you need your photo taken, please let us know when you set up your passport appointment. If you don’t need a passport appointment, please call us to set up an appointment for photo only.

What should I bring?

Age 18+

Applicant

You must be present, in person, to apply for your passport.

Application Form

Complete the applicant sections of form DS-11 before your appointment, but do not sign the form.
You can pick up a copy at the library, print the PDF version, or complete and print the online version.

Photo

Bring a properly formatted passport photo OR $10 (cash only) to have your photo taken at the library.
See Passport Photos for requirements.

Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

If using your U.S. Birth Certificate, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
  • Lists applicant’s full name, date of birth, and place of birth
  • Lists parent(s)’ full names
  • Has the signature of the city, county, or state registrar
  • Has the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
  • Has the seal of issuing authority

See Citizenship Evidence for other options.

Photo Identification

Most commonly your valid Connecticut Driver’s License.
See Photo Identification for other options.

Evidence of Legal Name Change

Marriage license, divorce decree, court order, or other legal evidence of name change.
If you new/married name appears on your Photo Identification, and your spouse’s name is listed on your DS-11 form, a marriage license is not required.

Photocopies

Please bring photocopies of your Evidence of U.S. Citizenship and Proof of Identification.
Your original Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (e.g. birth certificate) WILL be mailed with the application.
Your Proof of Identification (e.g. driver’s license) WILL NOT be mailed.

Execution Fee

$35 per applicant, cash only.

Passport Fee

Include a separate check or money order for each applicant, made out to the U.S. Department of State.

  • Passport book: $110
  • Passport card: $30
  • Both: $140

Expedite Fee (Optional)

Expediting your application decreases the wait time to 2-3 weeks.
$60 included in the Passport Fee check.

Under age 18

Applicant

Minors must be present, in person, during the passport application.

Application Form

Complete the applicant sections of form DS-11 before your appointment, but do not sign the form.
You can pick up a copy at the library, print the PDF version, or complete and print the online version.

Photo

Bring a properly formatted passport photo OR $10 (cash only) to have your photo taken at the library.
See Passport Photos for requirements.

Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

If using your U.S. Birth Certificate, it must meet the following requirements:

  • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
  • Lists applicant’s full name, date of birth, and place of birth
  • Lists parent(s)’ full names
  • Has the signature of the city, county, or state registrar
  • Has the date filed with registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth)
  • Has the seal of issuing authority

See Citizenship Evidence for other options.

Photo Identification

Parents who are present, or showing parental consent with a notarized DS-3053 form, must present identification. Applicants who are age 17 and applying without a parent present may show their own photo identification.

Most commonly your valid Connecticut Driver’s License.
See Photo Identification for other options.

Evidence of Parental Relationship

The following may be used to show parental relationship:

  • U.S. birth certificate (also evidence of U.S. citizenship)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (also evidence of U.S. citizenship)
  • Foreign birth certificate
  • Adoption decree
  • Divorce/Custody decree

Parental Consent/Awareness

Applicants must show that all custodial parents are aware of the passport application. Parental consent can be demonstrated by ONE of the following:

  • Both parents are present
  • One parent is present with second parent’s notarized form DS-3053
  • One parent is present with evidence of sole custody
  • If other parent cannot be located, submit form DS-5525

Applicants age 16-17:

  • 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

Photocopies

Please bring photocopies of your Evidence of U.S. Citizenship and Proof of Identification.
Your original Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (e.g. birth certificate) WILL be mailed with the application.
Your Proof of Identification (e.g. driver’s license) WILL NOT be mailed.

Execution Fee

$35 per applicant, cash only.

Passport Fee

Include a separate check or money order for each applicant, made out to the U.S. Department of State.

  • Passport book: $80
  • Passport card: $15
  • Both: $95

Expedite Fee (Optional)

Expediting your application decreases the wait time to 2-3 weeks.
$60 included in the Passport Fee check.

More information

Travel.State.Gov
https://travel.state.gov/
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs

Get Your Passport in a Hurry
What to do if you need your passport in less than 3 weeks.

Processing Times
Check to see current routine and expedited processing times.

Renew by Mail
Determine if you are eligible to renew by mail—no appointment needed!

Step-by-Step Adults
Learn about the steps for how to apply for or renew your U.S. passport.

Step-by-Step Age 16-17
Most applicants age 16-17 must apply in person.

Step-by-Step Minors
All passport applicants under 16 must apply in person.