Weekend wait times are averaging 1 hour or less. However, January through March are typically the busiest for passport services at Ela Area Public Library and wait times may increase substantially. Please plan accordingly.
**Please note: Applications must be printed at 100% scale. The State Department will reject any applications with a reduced size. Check printer settings for 100% scale before printing to avoid a delay to your application process.
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Applications – Applications may be filled out online at www.travel.state.gov and then printed single-sided. The Library also provides applications which must be filled out in black ink with no whiteout. Do not sign the application until asked to do so by an agent.
- Applicants and relevant parties – The applicant must be present. Both parents and children must be present for all minor applications under the age of 16.
- Valid photo identification - Applicants and parents of applicants under age 16 must have a valid photo ID.
- Original proof of citizenship - such as certified, original, long form birth certificates, naturalization papers, or a U.S. Passport for applicants over the age of 16.
- Current passport photo - The Library does not provide photo services, however there are several places near the Library that provide the service, such as Costco and Walgreens. Please note: eyeglasses must be removed for passport photos.
- Fees – The Library does not accept credit or debit cards. All payments made to the State Department must be made by check or money order. The processing fee to the Library can be made by check or cash. For specific fee information, please contact the Library.
- It is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
- Was issued when you were age 16 or older;
- Was issued within the last 15 years; (not expired more than 5 years) and
- Was issued in your current name or you can legally document your name change with a certified copy of your marriage certificate or government-issued document evidencing your legal name change.
- Personal checks
- Money Orders
- Certified Check
Courier companies, also known as “passport expeditors,” are private companies, some of which are allowed to submit passport applications on behalf of customers. Read the State Department's FAQs for courier services.
- These companies do not operate as a part of the U.S. Department of State.
- You will not receive your passport any faster than you would if you applied in person at a Passport Agency.
- Courier companies charge additional fees for their services.
- You are still required to appear in person at an acceptance facility if applying on Form DS-11, even when using a courier service.
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