How do I apply for a U.S. Passport?

The Athens-Clarke County Library is a U.S. Passport Application Acceptance Facility and provides passport information and passport application assistance to all United States citizens and nationals who wish to obtain a passport. The United States Department of State enforces strict guidelines for passport applications. The Library makes every effort to see that your application be approved and processed in a timely manner by encouraging you to fill out the application fully and clearly. Failure to do so can cause delays in receiving your passport.

The State Department requires the following documents of all applicants:

  • Positive proof of U.S. Citizenship or naturalization, any one of the following:
    • Previous U.S. Passport
    • Certified birth certificate or certified copy of birth certificate issued by an office of vital statistics or registrar of deeds
    • Naturalization certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Proof of Identification
    • Previous U.S. Passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Current, valid:
      • Driver's license
      • Government ID: city, state or federal
      • Official military identification card
  • In addition, the following are required:
    • Social security number
    • Two color identical passport photos meeting size requirements
    • Check or money order to be made to the U.S. Department of State of $110 per adult and $80 per application by a minor (under age 16). No credit cards accepted.
    • Payment of $35 executive fee to Athens-Clarke County Library for each application, no credit cards accepted. Payment should be cash, check or money order to the Library.

There are additional requirements for applicants age 17 and under. For more information about obtaining a passport, go to our passport services page or contact the Athens-Clarke County Library's Reference Desk at ext. 356.

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