Passport Service

Begining September 13, 2014, the Kings Highway Passport Application Acceptance Facility will be open for service on Saturdays and Sundays with limited hours from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  No appointments needed.

Customers can now apply for a U.S. passport or passport card at Central Library or at Kings Highway, two officially-designated passport application acceptance facilities.

This service is for a new U.S. passport or passport card only; we do NOT provide passport renewal for adults who wish to renew a 10 year passport. To renew a passport, please visit the U.S. State Department website.

This service is available ONLY at Central Library,
Grand Army Plaza and Kings Highway, 2115 Ocean Ave.

You must apply in person if any of the following are true:

  • You have never been issued a U.S. passport or
  • You are under age 16 or
  • You were under age 16 when your previous passport was issued or
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago or
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was lost or stolen or
  • Your name has changed since your previous U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change
How To Apply

Please note, there are special requirements for minors under age 16, minors age 16 and 17, and no-fee Passports when submitting Form DS-11.

STEP 1: Complete and Print Form

Enter the information online and print Form DS-11.

OR

Print a blank Form DS-11 and complete by hand.

OR

Complete the DS-11 form at the Central Library.

Note: Do not sign the DS-11 form until the Passport Agent instructs you to do so.
 

STEP 2: Submit Completed Form + Additional Documents

Submit your completed application form and the following additional documents.

  1. Proof of U.S. Citizenship (one of the following)
    • U.S. birth certificate
    • Previous U.S. passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Citizen Certificate
    • Certificate of a U.S. Birth Abroad
  2. Proof of Identity (one of the following; originals only - no copies)
    • Valid NYS driver's or non-driver's license
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Prior U.S. passport
    • Government employee ID
    • Official Military ID card
  3. Photograph
    • BPL offers photo services during passport center hours for a fee (see below). Applicants can also present one passport photograph taken within the past 6 months. Photos must be 2x2 inches in size (no exceptions). It should be front view with a white or off-white plain background. The customer must be the only person in the photo.
STEP 3: Pay the Applicable Fees

TWO payments are required: One made payable to the U.S. Department of State and one made payable to Brooklyn Public Library.

Payment to the U.S. Department of State

  Age 16 and Older Under Age 16
Regular Processing (4-6 weeks)
Passport Book $110 $80
Passport Card $30 $15
Passport Book and Card $140 $95
Expedited Processing* (2-3 weeks)
Passport Book $184.85 $154.85
Passport Book and Card $214.85 $169.85

* The additional costs cover the expedited processing and express mail.

 

Payment to Brooklyn Public Library

Execution Fee (required): $25 for each application form
Photo Fee (optional): $10 for two photos of the same customer

You may combine payments to the Library in one check or money order if there is more than one application.

There must be one check or money order to the U.S. Department of State per application form. On the bottom left side of check or money order, please write the applicant's full name and date of birth.

Payment to the Department of State must be in the form of personal checks or money orders.  Payment to Brooklyn Public Library can be in the form of personal checks, money orders and credit/debit cards. Cash is not accepted.