U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility

First time applicants, minors, or those with lost or stolen
passports see "Apply in Person Instructions."

For adults renewing a passport please see
"Passport Renewal" section below to see if you qualify. 

Apply in Person Instructions

Passport Acceptance Facility Hours
Thursday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

No appointments - Walk in only
Please have the following information ready
when you come to the library during passport hours:

1. Completed Passport Application in black ink only. 
            Each applicant must be present.  (Minors 15 & under need both parents present).

2. Original proof of U.S. Citizenship and a photocopy
i.e. Certified Birth or Naturalization Certificate or a previously issued U.S. Passport

    2.a. Minors 15 years and under need proof of parental relationship
i.e. Certified Birth Certificate 

3. Valid Government issued ID and front & back photocopy of ID
Parents' valid ID and front & back photocopies will be needed for minors 15 years and under

4. One recent 2"x 2" Passport Photo for each applicant
            The Tulare Public Library does not provide photo service.  No eyeglasses may be worn in picture. 

6. $35.00 Tulare Public Library Execution Fee per application
            This can be paid with cash, credit/debit card or check.

7. Check or Money Order required for the U.S. Department of State fees 
   One per applicant.  See "U.S. Passport fees" below for amounts.
           Applicant's name and birthday must be written on check or money order. 

U.S. Passport Fees (Check or Money Order only.  Payable to "U.S. Department of State")

 ADULTS 16 & older
Valid for 10 years

 Passport Book 

 Passport Card

 Both Book & Card

  Regular Service (6 weeks) $110.00 $30.00  $140.00

  Optional Expedite Service [$60]
  (3 weeks & 3-5 days mailing time)

$170.00 $90.00 $200.00

 Optional Overnight Mailing [$15.89]
  with Expedite Service (3 weeks)

$186.48 N/A $216.48


 MINORS 15 & younger
Valid for 5 Years

Passport Book 

Passport Card 

Both Book & Card 

  Regular Service (6 weeks)  $80.00  $15.00   $95.00 
  Optional Expedite Service [$60]
  (3 weeks & 3-5 days mailing time)
 $140.00  $75.00  $155.00
 Optional Overnight Mailing [$15.89]
  with Expedite Service (3 weeks)
 $156.48  N/A  $171.48


Passport Renewal

You can Renew by mail using Form DS-82 (Also available at the Tulare Public Library)
If your most recent passport meets all five of these requirements:

  1. Is submitted with your application
  2. Is undamaged (other than normal "wear and tear")
  3. Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  4. Was issued within the last 15 years
  5. Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change with an original or certified copy of your marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court order) 

 If you do not meet all five requirements please go up to the "Apply in Person Instructions."

  • Watch this quick YouTube video for basic instructions. 
  • Visit http:/travel.state.gov/renew for more information. 
  • Still not sure if this is the right form? 
    • Visit or call the Tulare Public Library at 559-685-4503.  

For more information
 Visit: http:/travel.state.gov or call the
National Passport Info Center: 1-877-487-2778
Or Call the Tulare Public Library: 1-559-685-4503


U.S. Passport Book

U.S. Passport Card 


Passport Book


Passport Card 

For international travel by land, sea, or air. This passport book is Real ID compliant and valid for domestic air travel. For entering the United States on land border crossings and sea ports of entry from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. The passport card is Real ID compliant and valid for domestic air travel.


 Passports FAQ's - For more FAQs Click Here

 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


  • Why is there an execution fee for the passport?
  • Does a minor under 16 need to have parental or legal guardian consent when applying for a passport?
  • Do I have to provide my Social Security number on my passport application?
  • Where are the instructions for filling out the passport forms?
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