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Passport Services

* If you come on a Friday or Saturday, the library branches open at 10 am, and people are often arriving before or at this time to get a spot in the queue.

** For holidays when the library closes at 5 pm, regardless of the day of the week, passport services will stop at 3 pm**

Please be aware: We are a walk-in service. We frequently have a large number of applicants, and it is sometimes necessary to close the waiting line before the end of passport hours.

You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport
  • You are under the age of 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
  • Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
  • Your U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago

The Gwinnett County Public Library does not process renewals for adult applicants (18+ at issuance) who are in possession of. currently valid U.S. Passport or one that has been expired for less than 5 years. If this applies to you, please go to www.travel.state.gov for more information on processing DS-82 Renewal Passports.

Things to Know

Passport services are walk-in only and will be available on a first come first served basis for the current day. Please call 770-978-5154 for questions or if you need additional information about getting a passport at the library. Please come prepared with all of the required documentation and the proper forms of payment.

Applicants should bring completed paperwork and all required documents.

    • DS-11 Application (available at Buford, Grayson, Mountain Park or Collins Hill or travel.state.gov):
      • Complete the application in black ink prior to your appointment. DO NOT SIGN.
      • All applicants must appear in person regardless of age.
      • Both parents must be present with the child for minor (age 15 & under) applications. At least one (1) parent must be present for 16-17 year-old applicants.

**Please plan separate payments to the library and to the U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Fees (Check or Money Order Only)

Gwinnett County Public Library Fees:

(Visa, MC, Discover, Cash, Check, or Money Order)

Passport Book Fees Passport Execution Fee (required)
Adults (age 16 and over)

$130.00

Minors (under age 16)

$100.00

$35.00 per applicant
Passport Card Fees Passport Photo Fee
Adults (age 16 and over)

$30.00

Minors (under age 16)

$15.00

$15.00 per applicant
Expedited Passport Fee
$60.00 per applicant
Expedited Return Mailing Fee
(Passport Overnight Delivery)

$18.32 per applicant

Bring one of the following:

  • ADULTS (age 18+) – Birth Certificate OR Previous Passport OR Certificate of Naturalization
  • ADULTS (age 16-17) – Birth Certificate OR Previous Passport (if you have one) OR Certificate of Naturalization
  • MINORS (age 15 & younger) – Birth Certificate AND Previous Passport (if you have one) OR Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certified Birth Certificate: Must have raised or colored vital records seal and parental information. Please bring the original AND a black and white photocopy; these certificates cannot be hospital issued. Also, Birth Certificate Cards are not acceptable.
    • Previous Passport: If it was issued as an adult and has been expired more than 5 years, then you may submit your Previous Passport in lieu of a Birth Certificate as long as it is undamaged. Adults (age 16-17) and Minors (age 15 and younger) must submit a Birth Certificate along with their Previous Passport if applicable.
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization: If you are a naturalized citizen.
    • If you have gotten married and your name differs from your citizenship or ID documents, then your marriage certificate is required.

Bring one of the following unexpired ID documents:

  • Proof of Identity (bring one of the following unexpired ID documents):
    • Georgia Driver’s License – if you have “Limited Term” or a temporary paper copy, or an out-of-state driver’s license, you must submit another form of identification (visit travel.state.gov for more information)
    • Passport
    • Military ID

Please refer to the website listed for required documentation for obtaining a passport as well as expected processing times.