Heading off to Tahiti? Don’t forget your passport!
We all love planning our next vacation but being a world traveler takes a lot of preparation. The packing, the tickets, and making reservations are fun, but getting your passport? What a pain!
Skip the hassle and get your passport with ease at Stark Library, when and where it’s most convenient for you.
Friendly, personalized assistance
Six convenient locations
Evening and weekend hours
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make a passport appointment?
Please call the branch and they will help choose a time that is convenient for you.
COVID ALERT: If we need to cancel an appointment, we will make every effort to reschedule as soon as possible.
What do I need to bring to my appointment if I’m getting a new passport?
- Completed DS-11 form in black ink (DO NOT SIGN) or filled out and printed from the State Department website. Please print separate sheets, not back-to-back.
- Proof of US citizenship (certified copy of birth certificate). Originals will be returned by the State Department.
- Photocopy of birth certificate front and back if there is any writing on the back of certificate. (Photocopier available at library locations)
- Photo ID (driver’s license or state ID)
- Photocopy front/back of ID (Photocopier available at library locations)
- Passport photo. The Library offers passport photos for $12.00
- A separate check or money order for each passport application fee. This check should be made out to the U.S. Department of State.
- Check or credit card for facilitation fee. This check should be made out to Stark Library. The facilitation fees for multiple applicants can be combined on one form of payment.
How long does it take to receive my passport?
Due to COVID-19 impacts on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and on Passport Agencies that process passports, application processing is taking longer than usual. There is an expedited option available for an additional fee (see pricing section below). For current information on processing timelines, click here.
For Application Fee, Execution Fee, Expedited Service Fee, and other fee amounts, please see the State Department website for most up-to-date fee information.
$130|Adult Passport (16+)
$30|Adult Card (16+)
$100|Minor Passport (birth to 15)
$15|Minor Card (birth to 15)
If needed, $60 expedite fee + expedited shipping fee per applicant
$35|Facilitation fee (per applicant)
(Facilitation fees for multiple applicants can be combined in one form of payment.)
How do I know if I need a passport card or book?
Passport Card: Can only be used for land or sea travel to Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Bermuda.
Passport Book: Can be used for all travel (Eg. air travel).
Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?
If you were born in Ohio, visit the State Department of Health's Vital Records page. If you were born in another state, visit the CDC page that has vital records contact information. Birth Certificates must be certified—photocopies will not be accepted. Birth Certificate must include the names of both parents, filed within one year of birth, and will usually have a raised seal.
Can I get a passport for my child?
For all children under age 16: Child and both parents must be present during the application process. Parents will need to provide proof of relationship and IDs.
For all children age 16 to 17: Child must be present. If the child has a photo ID, the parent is not required to be present, but it is preferred. If the parent is not present, it is recommended that the parent indicate consent by being listed as an emergency contact or providing a check for payment. The fee is the same as adults.
Where can I get information about the status of my application?
Status information is available through the National Passport Center, 1.877.487.2778, or you can check your passport application status here.
Renewing a Passport
Most adult passports (issued at age 16 or older) are eligible for renewal by mail if they were issued within the last 15 years. Use form DS-82, available at the library or State Department website. Forms must be mailed with payment, new photo, and old passport by the applicant.
Minors cannot use Form DS-82 to renew their passport. All passport applicants under 16 must apply in person with their parents using Form DS-11 and other documents as required by the U.S. Department of State. Please call the library to schedule an appointment. A current photo is also required. Please note: Passports for children under 16 are only valid for 5 years.
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. See the Special Issuance Agency page for information.
Where can I get more information?
Please visit the State Department website or call the National Passport Information Center at 1.877.487.2778.