Passport Services

Ensure your passport application process goes smoothly by finding passport forms, hours of acceptance, fees, and requirements here. Library staff is available to perform this service on a walk-in basis. Please follow the guidelines below for complete passport information. Incomplete applications, or applications outside of designated passport acceptance times will be ineligible for processing.

The Kirkwood Public Library acts as a Passport Acceptance Facility for the United States Department of State.  Applicants are responsible for providing complete and accurate information on their passport applications.  Incorrect or unacceptable information may result in processing delays and/or denial of your application.  Questions should be directed to the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) at  1-877-487-2778 or travel.state.gov.

For any questions regarding passport acceptance at Kirkwood Public Library, please call the Reference Desk at (314) 821 5770, Option 2.

Passport Checklist

In order to apply for a passport book or card, please read pages 1,2,4 and 5 of “The Application for U.S. Passport or Registration” (Form DS-11). Copies of this form are available from the Information Services staff at the Kirkwood Public Library, at a designated post office, or on the State Department’s passport page.

Applicants should complete the following checklist. Missing information will result in a delay in your passport processing time. Download Checklist

☐  Complete DS-11 passport application. Completed in black ink and have no white out or scribbling.

☐  Appear in person.  All ages.  No exceptions for children.

☐  Present valid Missouri State Driver License or valid government ID.  U.S. Dept. of State will not accept temporary paper licenses. Applicants under the age of 16 must apply in person with both of their parents or with one parent and completed form DS-3053.  Applicants who are 16 or 17 must appear with one parent (parent also provides valid ID).

☐  Pay the required fees to the U.S. Dept. of State (check or money order only).  Separate checks must be made for each application. See Fees section.

 Proof of U.S. Citizenship (original birth certificate, U.S. Passport or original naturalization certificate).  All children under the age of 16 must present their original raised-seal birth certificate. Birth certificates must show the names of both parents. If you do not have an original birth certificate, you must contact the Vital Records Office for the County in which you were born to obtain a certified copy. Certified copies of St. Louis County birth certificates can be requested here.

☐  One passport photo. 2x2 in size • Color-Taken within past 6 months • Full face, front view • Neutral, non-exaggerated facial expression • Plain white or off-white background • No hat/headgear • No glasses • No work uniforms (security reasons) • No graininess in digital photos.  Note: Kirkwood Public Library does not provide passport photo services.  As of November 2016, no glasses may be worn in passport photos.

DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION UNTIL REQUESTED TO DO SO BY THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE OATH.

Hours

Passport Hours*:

Sunday
1:30 – 4:00 PM

Monday – Thursday
9:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday – Saturday
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

* The passport acceptance process must be completed by the stated times. The process takes approximately 15 minutes per each application so please plan accordingly. For example, a family of four should come in at least an hour prior to the end of the processing window in order to ensure the process can be completed in time. Please allow an additional 30 minutes per application for hand carry services.

Library Address:

140 East Jefferson Ave.
Kirkwood, MO 63122
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Phone:

(314) 821 5770

Fax:

(314) 822 3755

Library Hours:

Sunday
1:00 – 5:00 PM

Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday – Saturday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Fees

The following are the required fees to the U.S. Dept. of State (check or money order only). Separate checks must be made for each application. As well as fees for the Library, accepted as cash, check or credit card. By law, passport fees are non-refundable.

Fees for a Passport Book

  • $110 for an individual 16 years of age or older.
  • $80 for an individual 15 years of age or younger.
  • Check payable to the U.S. Department of State.  No cash or credit card.
  • Expedited Service Fee – $60 additional per application.  This amount will be added to the processing fee in the check payable to the U.S. Department of State.  No cash or credit card.
  • Overnight Delivery Service Fee – $15.45 additional per application.  This amount will be added to the processing fee in the check payable to the U.S Department of State.  No cash or credit card.

Fees for a Passport Card

A passport card may be used for international travel by land or sea between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda.

  • $30 for an individual 16 years of age or older.
  • $15 for an individual 15 years of age or younger
  • Check payable to the U.S. Department of State.  No cash or credit card.

Library Fees

Check, cash, or credit card made payable to the Kirkwood Public Library for the $25 KPL processing fee per application.

Other Resources

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

If you are interested in monitoring safety conditions for specific destination(s) overseas, sign up for email alerts to receive the latest Travel Alerts and Warnings.

Passport Services does not maintain a validity requirement for travelling with a U.S. passport. Some countries require that U.S. passports have a certain amount of validity to allow admittance. Country specific information can be found here. Applicants should check with their travel providers for additional information on these requirements.

The Mobile Passport App by Airside Mobile lets you skip the line at US airports for Custom and Border Protection (CBP). Just fill out your profile and answer CBP’s questions – then go straight to the “Mobile Passport Control” express lane at the airport!