Passport Fair at Central Library January 25

What: Passport Fair
When: Saturday, January 25, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Where: Central Library/Linn-Henley Research Library/Government Documents Department/3rd floor
Details: Free and open to the public

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, January 25, 2020. The passport fair provides passport service so you can get the process underway without an appointment.

Walk-ins are welcome, and passport photo service will be available.

Please bring the following with you:
  • 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 six to eight weeks to receive your passport in the mail after completing your application. You can request expedited service for an added fee.

For more information send an email to or call 205-226-3600.