What does that mean? If you are applying for a passport for the first time, or your passport has expired and you need to get a new one you must apply in person at a Passport Center or Acceptance Facility.  If you are renewing an existing passport you can mail it in yourself.  We are happy to look it over for you or answer any questions you may have about the process.  Standard processing takes 4-6 weeks. Your application can be expedited for an additional fee. Fee schedule is available here.

We have all the forms in stock. And details of what you need to bring with you can be found at the U.S. Department of State website.

For a typical adult application you will need:

A completed application (available here or we have them at the library).

Photo ID such as a driver’s license.

Proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate, must have a raised seal and a ‘filed/recorded’ date.  The original will be included with your application packet and returned to you by mail.

A 2 inch by 2 inch color photograph.  Please look over this guide before getting your picture taken.  Photos that do not meet the very strict criteria of the US Department of State are the most common reason for an application delay or rejection.

Two separate forms of payment, a check/money order for the U.S.Department of State for your passport fee (chart of fees) and an additional payment of $25 cash/check for the Summersville Public Library. Payments cannot be combined into one check.

Most applications take 10-15 minutes to accept, please be sure to arrive 30 minutes or more before closing if you have a group of applications.  We are open Monday-Tuesday from 9-7, Wednesday-Friday 9-6, and Saturday 10-2.