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WE STRONGLY URGE APPLICANTS TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN ONE HOUR BEFORE CLOSING DUE TO HIGH DEMAND AND PROCESSING TIMES. WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SERVE YOU IF YOU ARRIVE IN THE LAST HOUR.

First Time Applicants

You must apply in person if:

  • You are a first time applicant
  • Your previous passport was issued before you were 16 years of age
  • Your previous passport expired more than five years ago.

​* Minors must be present as well as all parents listed on the birth certificate in order to execute the application. One parent should accompany minors ages 16 to 17 uness the minor has a valid driver’s license (not a learner’s permit)To obtain a U.S. passport, you will need each of the following five items:

  • DS-11 Application
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of identity
  • Photograph
  • Two checks or money orders

Proof of Citizenship

Please be prepared to surrender these documents. They will be returned to you by the Department of State approximately 1 week after you receive your passport.

U.S. Born
U.S. born persons need an original birth certificate, listing both parent’s names, with a raised seal and filing date from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or city of birth. Hospital-issued birth certificates and birth certificates issued by the Hudson County Clerk’s Office or the city of Jersey City are not acceptable. If your birth certificate was issued by the Hudson County Clerk’s Office or the city of Jersey City, you must obtain a birth certificate from the New Jersey Bureau of Vital Statistics in Trenton (609-292-4087 or 609-633-2860).

Children under the age of 16
All minors must be present. Both parents must execute the application and provide ID. Children under the age of 16 must submit a long form birth certificate, which includes both parents’ names. This is required even if the child has previously had a passport.

Foreign-born
Foreign-born persons must submit a naturalization certificate. Foreign-born children of naturalized parents may apply for a U.S. passport, provided the child was under the age of 18 when the parents became naturalized. In that case the child must submit their foreign birth certificate with the parents’ names alongside the parents’ naturalization certificate.

Proof of Identity (All documents must be originals. No copies accepted.) One of the following:

    • Valid State driver’s license
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Prior US passport
    • Government employee ID
    • Official Military card

Photographs

Present 1 passport photograph taken within the past 6 months. Photo must be 2×2 inches in size (no exceptions). It should be front view with a white or off-white plain background. The applicant must be the only person in the photo. ​
​***The library takes passport photographs. If you’d like to have your photos taken at the time of application, let us know. The fee is $10 for two photos.

Minors

Children under the age of 16
All minors must be present. Both parents must execute the application and provide ID. Children under the age of 16 must submit a long form birth certificate, which includes both parents’ names. This is required even if the child has previously had a passport.
**If one of the parents cannot be present for the application’s execution, that parent must fill out and sign Form DS-3053 in front of a Notary. The applying parent must show this form, as well as a copy of the front and back of the non-applying parent’s valid ID during the execution.

Children ages 16 to 17
One parent should accompany minors ages 16 to 17 unless the minor has a valid driver’s license (not a learner’s permit)​

Fees and Processing Time

You will need to make TWO payments: one to the U.S. Department of State (separate check per applicant) and one (cash only) payment to the Roxbury Public Library. All fees are set by the Department of State and are non-refundable. All passport facilities charge the same fees.

Passport Fee
This fee must be paid by check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State.” One check/money order per application. On the bottom left side of the check/money order, please write the applicant’s full name and date of birth.

Passport Book Fee for
Routine Processing
(4-6 weeks)
Passport Book Fee for
Expedited Processing
(2-3 weeks)
Passport Book Fee for Expedited
Processing & Overnight Return
(2 weeks)
Applicants age 16 and older:
$110
Applicants under age 16:
$80
Applicants age 16 and older:
$110 + $60 = $170
Applicants under age 16:
$80 + $60 = $140
Applicants age 16 and older:
$110 + $60 + $15.89 = $185.89
Applicants under age 16:
$80 + $60 + $15.89 = $155.89

Execution Fee
Cash only in the amount of $35 per application form.

Miscellaneous Fees

Photos
$10 – Payable by cash only.

Express Mail
$23.75 – Payable by cash only! If you’d like your application to be mailed express overnight from the library to the Department of State.

The U.S. Passport Card

The Department of State began offering a U.S. Passport Card in the summer of 2008 in response to the needs of border resident communities for a less expensive and more portable alternative to the traditional passport book.  The card has the same period of validity as a passport book: 10 years for an adult, five for children 15 and younger.

The passport card facilitates entry and expedites document processing at U.S. land and sea ports-of-entry when arriving from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. The card may not be used to travel by air. Otherwise, it carries the rights and privileges of the U.S. passport book and is adjudicated to the exact same standards.

Passport Card Fee for
Routine Processing
(4-6 weeks)
Passport Book Fee for
Expedited Processing
(2-3 weeks)
Applicants age 16 and older:
$30
Applicants under age 16:
$15
Applicants age 16 and older:
$30 + $60 = $90
Applicants under age 16:
$15 + $60 = $75

A previous passport book holder, eligible to use Form DS-82 , may apply for a passport card as a Renewal.  First time applicants for a U.S. Passport, and those not eligible to use the DS-82, should apply for a passport card using Form DS-11.

Hours*

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Friday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. (10:00AM-1:00PM Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Sunday: 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. (Closed Memorial Day-Labor Day)

*Please call ahead of time. We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes before closing to allow time for application processing.

More Information

See the “Passports” section of the U.S. State Department website for further information about travel restrictions and obtaining a passport.

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