Apply for a Passport

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Apply for a Passport at the Library 

The Santa Maria Public Library is an authorized United States Passport acceptance facility. Appointments are required.
We offer the following services:

  • Processing for first-time applicants (if your expired passport was issued more than 15 years ago, you may qualify as a first-time applicant. Visit the State Department website for more information).
  • Expedited processing

Passport Processing Hours:

Monday: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Call for an appointment: (805) 925-0994 ext. 8563

Steps for applying for a passport at the Santa Maria Public Library

Please come prepared for your appointment. It is important that you read through all of the instructions below.

1. Make an appointment with the Library.
2. Bring a completed, unsigned application form DS-11 (download application form as a PDF or complete application form online and print)
3. Bring proof of United States citizenship. These must be original documents – no copies.

  • Original documents must be submitted, and will be returned to you by the U.S. Department of State.
    Acceptable evidence of citizenship includes: Certified U.S. Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, previous U.S. Passport (may be expired, must be undamaged).
    Note: The U.S. Birth Certificate must be original and list your full name, date & place of birth, and parent(s) full names. The California Certified Abstract of Birth and the Texas Certified Abstract of Birth are NOT ACCEPTED by the U.S. State Department. You may NOT submit a hospital birth record. See the Passport website for additional requirements.
  • If you need your birth certificate, contact the appropriate County Recorder or Registrar of Birth.

4. Bring a government issued ID.

  • Acceptable identification includes valid Driver's License, California ID card, previously issued U.S. Passport or current military ID card.

5. Bring one 2-inch by 2-inch photograph. The Library provides photo services for $10 per person.
6. Bring your Social Security Number.
7. Bring two checks or money orders for fees.
8. For passports for minors, both parents and the child must appear and there are special additional requirements.
    Please see: Passports for Minors Under 16 years old and Passports for Children Age 16 and 17.

Fees

  • The U.S. Department of State and Santa Maria Public Library accept only checks or money orders at this time. Cash, debit/credit and starter checks are not accepted.
  • Costs are determined by the U. S. Department of State.
  • Please make Application Fee checks payable to U.S. Department of State and Acceptance/Execution Fee and Photo Service (if applicable) checks payable to the Santa Maria Public Library.
  • Photo Services are available at the Library for $10 per person.

Passport Book
Valid for all international travel 

Type:

Application Fee:

Acceptance/Execution Fee:

Total Fees:

Adult- Age 16 and older

$110

$35

$145

Minor- Under age 16

$80

$35

$105

 
Passport Card
For land or sea travel to Mexico, Canada, Caribbean, Bermuda only. Cannot be used on flights. 

Type:

Application Fee:

Acceptance/Execution Fee:

Total Fees:

Adult- Age 16 and older

$30

$35

$65

Minor- Under age 16

$15

$35

$50

 

Passport Book and Card 

Type:

Application Fee:

Acceptance/Execution Fee:

Total Fees:

Adult- Age 16 and older

$140

$35

$175

Minor- Under age 16

$95

$35

$130

 

Optional Services and Fees

Expedite Fee $60 payable to the U.S. Department of State
Photo Service Fee $10 payable to the Santa Maria Public Library

Processing Times

According to the U.S. Department of State, the processing times for passports are:

Routine: 6 weeks
Expedited (extra charge): 3 weeks
Emergency Passport / Expedited at Agency: within 8 business days, based on need; restrictions apply
Visit the State Department Website for more information.

Emergency Passports

If you are traveling within two weeks and need an emergency passport, the Library cannot process the application. You must make an appointment with the Los Angeles Passport Agency or the San Francisco Passport Agency. You must show proof of travel (i.e. airline tickets).

More information

For more information about the passport application process including fees, processing times, identity and citizenship evidence, as well as other documents required at time of application, please visit the U.S. Department of State's Website.  

To speak to a customer service representative at the National Passport Information Center, please contact 1-877-487-2778 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, except Federal holidays).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a photo at the Library?
Yes. Photos are available for $10.

For more information on how to provide a suitable photo to avoid passport processing delaysplease see the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Photo Requirements.

 

Where can I get a money order? The Post Office, banks, retail stores, and money transfer agents provide money order services. Fees for money orders vary by location.