***The U.S. State Department drastically reduced operations because of the pandemic.***
How the coronavirus outbreak is impacting passport renewals
The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. We offer passport processing services every day of the week. Please call the library to make an appointment.
Passport Service Appointment Hours
Passport Appointment Hours are limited at this time to:
Monday - Friday 10 - 4, with limited appointments on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings & Saturday mornings
Please note: The passport application process will take from 20-60 minutes per applicant. More time may be needed for complex cases involving citizenship, parental guardianship, or last-minute travel. In the event that a passport acceptance agent believes the process cannot be completed prior to the library closing, you may be requested to make another appointment.
For more information about fees, how to obtain a passport, U.S. citizenship, or current proof of identity, please visit the Department of State website, call the National Passport Information Center (877-487-2778) or call the Wadleigh Memorial Library (603-249-0645).
If you are renewing an expired adult passport that was issued within the last 15 years, you will have to apply by mail. Renewal forms are available online through the State Department website and at the Wadleigh Memorial Library.
For new adult passports, any child passport, and any renewal of a passport issued more than 15 years ago, you'll need to apply in person. When applying for a passport in person, you need to submit...
Child age 16 - 17
Child under age 16
There are two fees required for each passport: One to the U.S. Department of State and the second to the Wadleigh Memorial Library.
U.S. Department of State fee
This fee depends on a variety of factors. See the Department of State website for more information.
We recommend that when you make your appointment with us that you verify what the fee will be.
This fee can be paid only by check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to "U.S. Department of State".
Wadleigh Memorial Library fee
Wadleigh Memorial Library collects a $35 Execution fee for each passport.
This fee can be paid only by cash, check, money order, or cashier's check.
Find passport application details on the Department of State passport page and from the National Passport Center (877-487-2778). The U.S. Department of State has the sole responsibility for examining applications and issuing passports.
How long does it take to receive my passport?
Routine application processing takes 4 to 6 weeks. The Library can also provide expedited service for an additional $60 fee, which reduces the processing time to as little as 2 to 4 weeks. Please check the Department of State website for current processing times.
Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?
If you were born in New Hampshire, visit the NH State Department of Health’s Vital Records page. If you were born in another state, visit the CDC’s page with links to each state’s vital records contact information and website.
Can I get a passport for my child?
For all children under age 16: Children must accompany you to apply for a passport.
All applications for children under 16 require both parents or legal guardians to be present during the application process.
Birth certificates must be submitted for all children showing parental relationship (even if the child has had a previous passport).
For all children age 16 to 17: The minor must appear in person with a parent.
Where can I get information about the status of my application?
Status information is available through the National Passport Center (877-487-2778)
Can I renew my passport at the library?
Check the Department of State website to see if you are eligible for a mail-in renewal. We are not permitted to accept renewal applications (DS-82) that fit this criteria.
We do accept applications for renewals of child passports (including adults who were under 16 for the most recent passport) and for renewals of passport that expired more than 5 years ago. These are treated as "new" passports and you will fill out the DS-11 for these types of renewals.
Can I apply for a visa at the library?
Passport application acceptance agencies do not handle visas. A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country. Foreign entry requirements vary by country. Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html for information.