Passports

Fairport Harbor Public Library is recognized as an authorized US Passport Acceptance Facility on behalf of the US Department of State.

The passport application service at Fairport Harbor Public Library is available by appointment only during regular library hours. Please call 440-354-8191 to schedule an appointment with a Passport Acceptance Agent.

The application process typically takes 20-60 minutes per applicant. More time may be needed for complex cases involving citizenship, parental guardianship or last-minute travel.

The library cannot take passport photos. Please have these taken elsewhere and bring them with you to your appointment.

For application forms, documentation requirements, and fees visit the official State Department website travel.state.gov


Further information

If this is your first time applying for a U.S. passport, you must apply in person. You will need to bring the following documents with you:

Applicants Ages 16+

  1. U.S. Passport Application (Form DS-11), completed in black ink
  2. Evidence of your identity
    • Common identity documents include (but not limited to):
      • Valid driver’s license
      • Previously issued U.S. passport
  3. Evidence of U.S. citizenship
    • Common citizenship documents include (but not limited to):
      • Certified U.S. birth certificate
      • Previously issued U.S. passport
  4. A passport photo

Applicants Ages 15 and younger

  • Both parents or legal guardian(s) must appear in person and present:
    • Completed U.S. Passport Application (Form DS-11) with the child’s information
    • A passport photo of the child
    • Evidence of the child’s U.S. citizenship
    • Evidence of the child’s relationship to parents/guardians
    • Government-issued identification of both parents/guardians
  • If only one parent/guardian can appear, additional documentation is required. Click HERE for more information.

The U.S. Department of State is ultimately responsible for reviewing applications and issuing passports. For full details on what is needed when applying for a U.S. Passport, click HERE.

Fees

There are several fees associated with the U.S. Passport application process.  Some fees are paid to the library, while others are paid directly to the U.S. Department of State.

Types of Payment Accepted

  • Fairport Harbor Public Library: Cash or checks made out to “Fairport Harbor Public Library”
  • The U.S. Department of State: Personal checks, certified checks, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks or money orders made out to “U.S. Department of State”
    • We advise against preparing payments to the Department of State in advance whenever possible. A Passport Acceptance Agent will assist you to ensure there will be no issues that could cause delays in the processing of your application.

Required Fees:

  • Execution Fee—$35 per application, paid to Fairport Harbor Public Library
  • Application Fee—Paid to U.S. Department of State
    • Cost is determined by the type of Passport product and the age of the applicant:
Passport BOOKPassport CARD*BOTH
Minor (<16)$80$15$95
Adult (16+)$110$30$140

*A passport card is valid only for travel by land and/or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

Optional Fees:

  • Expedited Processing—$60 per application, paid to U.S. Department of State
    • Provides faster processing at the Passport application reviewing facility
  • 1-2 Day Delivery from printing facility to applicant’s address
    • For Passport Books only
    • Paid to U.S. Department of State
    • Check HERE for current rate
  • File Search Fee—$150, paid to U.S. Department of State
    • Pays for a government records search for a previously issued Passport or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad if the applicant is unable to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship. The search is done by the U.S. Department of State during the application reviewing process.

For more information on fees, you can click HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to receive my passport?

  • Processing times have been significantly delayed due to COVID-19. Check HERE for current time frames.
  • If you need your passport fast, call 1-877-487-2778 or click HERE for your options.

How can I check the status of my application?

I used to have a passport. Can I renew it?

My name is going to change soon. Which one should I put on my passport application?

  • Your passport application should have information that is correct at the time you are applying.
  • Within 1 year of the date your passport is issued, you can mail in Form DS-5504 with accompanying documentation to update your passport at no extra charge. Click HERE for more information.
  • NOTE: If you will be traveling and the name on your ticket does not match the name on your passport, call the company that issued your ticket to ask what additional documentation they require from you.

Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

  • If you were born in Ohio, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s Vital Records webpage for information on obtaining a copy of your birth certificate.
  • Anyone born outside of Ohio can visit the Centers for Disease Control website for a state-by-state listing of contact information for obtaining vital records.
    • Those born in Pennsylvania must submit a “long form” birth certificate.

Other nearby Passport Acceptance Facilities:

PAINESVILLE POST OFFICE215 E. JACKSON STREETPAINESVILLE440774403576081
MENTOR POST OFFICE8600 TYLER BLVD.MENTOR440604402552798
MENTOR PUBLIC LIBRARY8215 MENTOR AVENUEMENTOR440604402558811
MENTOR TITLE OFFICE8804 MENTOR AVEMENTOR440604403502800
PERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY3753 MAIN STREETPERRY440814402593300
GEAUGA CO. CLERK OF COURTS AUTO TITLE470 CENTER STREETCHARDON440244402791750
KIRTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY9267 CHILLICOTHE ROADKIRTLAND440944402567323
MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY6111 MIDDLE RIDGE ROADMADISON440574404282189
WILLOUGHBY POST OFFICE4040 ERIE STREETWILLOUGHBY440944409510543
WILLOUGHBY PUBLIC LIBRARY30 PUBLIC SQUAREWILLOUGHBY440944409423200

For emergencies or urgent travel the nearest Passport Agencies are located in Detroit, MI, and Buffalo, NY.

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