Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Apply for a Passport at the Central Library’s Passport Fair on May 11

by Lynn Hutchins, Circulation Department, Central Library


If you are thinking about traveling abroad in the near future and need a passport, then plan on being at the Birmingham Public Library’s Passport Fair on Saturday May 11, 2019. The passport fair provides passport service so you can get the process underway without an appointment.

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Location: Central Library, East Grand Reading Room

Walk-ins are welcome, and passport photo service will be available. Local travel agents will be available to help plan your next getaway.

Please bring the following with you on May 11, 2019:
  • Completed Form DS-11 if you are applying for the first time, or are under age 16
  • Evidence of U.S Citizenship, such as:
U.S. Birth Certificate (original or certified copies only)
Certificate of Naturalization
Certificate of Citizenship
  • Personal identification with a recent photo, such as:
U.S. Driver’s License
Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship
Government Employee ID
U.S. Military or U.S Military Dependent ID
  • Photocopy of personal identification (front and back)
  • Passport photograph (2x2 color photograph) – photos available at the fair for $15
  • Payment
$110 application fee, payable to the U.S. Department of
State (check or money order)
$35 execution fee, payable to the Birmingham Public Library
(cash, check, or credit/debit)

Download and complete a passport application beforehand. All applicants must appear in person (including minors). Minors under the age of 16 must appear with both parents.

The U.S. Department of State provides detailed guidelines for preparing passport applications and supporting documents.

Please be aware that, on average, it takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive your passport in the mail after completing your application. You can request expedited service for an added fee.

Please call 205-226-3600/3601 for more information.

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