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The West Warwick Public Library Passport Acceptance Program
Maybe you’re traveling to see a relative in your homeland. Maybe you’ve got important business waiting across the border. Maybe you’re a diamond thief fleeing from the law! Just kidding. Whatever the case, the West Warwick Public Library is proud to help walk you through the process of applying for and acquiring your very own passport! Here’s how:
Like death and taxes, forms for government services are guaranteed. This process is no different. Visit the Reference Department for a DS-11 form or click here: https://passportusa.org/form/getPDF/DS-11.pdf to print your own. This form is for applicants who have never had a passport before or have had one issued 15 years ago or more. USE ONLY BLACK INK. Complete questions 1 – 21. DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION. It must be signed in front of a sworn passport acceptance agent.
Call 401-828-3750 x 4 or visit the Reference Department to schedule your appointment. Not all staff are trained as agents! The library being open does not mean the passport office is open and availability is subject to change. Currently, appointments will be scheduled to take place during: Monday & Wednesday 4 PM – 8 PM, Tuesday & Thursday 10 AM – 2 PM, Friday 1 PM – 3 PM, and Saturday 10 AM – 12 PM. NOTE: The library will be CLOSED Saturdays starting July 6 through August 31, so NO passports can be processed on Saturdays during these dates.
In addition to your filled out DS-11 form, we need at least 2 other things from you.
First, an original, certified copy of your birth certificate with file date and raised seal from the town or state where the applicant was born (all birth certificates must include both parents’ names and hospital issued certificates will not be accepted) -OR- a previous U.S. Passport (expired is okay) -OR- a naturalization certification.
Second, a valid RI driver’s license (non-RI license holders must also submit either a military ID, insurance card, social security card, workplace ID, or school or college ID) -OR- a valid passport book or card.
Third, a photo of yourself. The library can create this for you during your appointment for a $10 fee. If you are providing your own photo, it must be color, taken within the past 6 months, 2″ x 2″, full face, eyes visible and without glasses, no head adornments, with a plain white or light color background.
Be sure to bring these documents and your completed DS-11 form with you to your appointment!
You’ll need two checks, two money orders, cash and a check, or cash and a money order. Why?
The West Warwick Public Library charges $35 for passport services. If you are having us create a photo for you, add $10 to this charge. Credit cards are not accepted at this time. We take cash, check, or money order. Make this payment out to: West Warwick Public Library.
In addition to the above charge for our services, the U.S. Department of State charges for the processing of passports. They offer Routine Service (6 – 8 weeks) for free but can provide Expedited Service (2 – 3 weeks). If you are choosing Expedited Service, add $60 to what you are paying for below. Credit cards and cash are not accepted at this time. They take check or money order. Make this payment out to: U.S. Department of State. Prices are listed below:
Routine Service (6 – 8 weeks):
Passport Book – Adult $110
Passport Book – Child $80
Passport Card – Adult $30
Passport Card – Child $15
Passport Book & Card – Adult $140
Passport Book & Card – Child $95
Expedited Service (2-3 weeks):
Passport Book – Adult $170
Passport Book – Child $140
Passport Card – Adult $90
Passport Card – Child $75
Passport Book & Card – Adult $200
Passport Book & Card – Child $155