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Wadleigh Memorial Library


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Passports

The Wadleigh Memorial Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. We offer passport processing services and on-demand photo services Monday through Saturday by appointment

You must make an appointment.

Please call the library at 603-249-0645 to make an appointment.

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).


Adult Passport Renewal

If you are renewing an expired adult passport that was issued within the last 15 years, you must apply by mail. Renewal forms are available online through the State Department website and at the Wadleigh Memorial Library.


All Other Passport Applications

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. Below you will find the requirements for each type of application.

Adult

Find details on each required item here

  • Completed DS-11 (unsigned) filled out in black ink (download an application or fill out a form for printing)
  • U.S. Citizenship Evidence & photocopy
  • Photo ID (e.g. driver's license) & photocopy
  • Passport Photo*
  • Passport Fee in check, money order or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State" 
  • Execution Fee ($35) in cash, check, money order or cashier's check made out to “Wadleigh Memorial Library"

Ages 16 - 17

Find details on each required item here

  • Completed DS-11 (unsigned) filled out in black ink (download an application or fill out a form for printing)
  • U.S. Citizenship Evidence & photocopy
  • Photo ID & photocopy
  • Evidence of parental relationship
  • One parent named on the birth certificate must be present with ID to sign
  • Passport Photo*
  • Passport Fee in check, money order or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) in cash, check, money order or cashier's check made out to " Wadleigh Memorial Library"

Child under age 16

Find details on each required item here

  • Completed DS-11 (unsigned) filled out in black ink (download an application or fill out a form for printing)
  • U.S. Citizenship Evidence & photocopy
  • Evidence of parental relationship
  • Photo ID of each parent & photocopy (check the Department of State website for forms if parent cannot be present)
  • Passport Photo*
  • The child and all parents named on the birth certificate with legal custody must be present. If both parents cannot be present, Form DS-3053 “Statement of Consent" must be notarized
  • Passport Fee in check, money order or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) in cash, check, money order or cashier's check made out to " Wadleigh Memorial Library"

*Passport Photos

Wadleigh Memorial Library offers on-demand 2"x2" passport photo service Monday through Saturday by appointment. Photo service includes as many shots as it takes with a trained staff member to get the most compliant photograph. Applicants will leave with two 2"x2" photos and a guarantee that the Department of State will accept your photograph or we will retake them for free. Photo service can be added to a passport application appointment or completed separately. 

Passport Photo Fee: $15.00 for cash or check, $16.00 for debit or credit card

View the Department of States passport photo guidelines here. 


Fees

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.

Passport Photo fee

Wadleigh Memorial Library collects a $15 fee for photo.
This fee can be paid by cash, check, money order, or cashier's check. For an extra $1.00, this fee can be paid by debit or credit card. 


Frequently Asked Questions

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?

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?

Please check the Department of State website for application status.

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. Passport acceptance agents are available to answer questions or consult on the renewal application on a case by case basis. Call 603-249-0645 to discuss your mail-in renewal. 

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.