The Dover Public Library is pleased to announce that it is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. Dover is the first public library in New Hampshire to offer this convenient new service. It is available to everyone, not just Dover or NH residents.
The service is for new adult passports, any child passport, and for expired passports issued more than 15 years ago. Per Department of State regulations, the service is not available for passport renewals: these may be completed online at travel.state.gov.
The library offers passport processing services every day that we are open, including evenings and weekends, but appointments are required. No appointments are scheduled during the last 90 minutes before library closing. Call the library at 603-516-6050 to schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you.
The passport application process will take from 20-60 minutes per applicant and we highly suggest, to save time, that all your application forms be filled out, legibly and completely, before your appointment. Don’t forget to bring your regulation passport photos, your required citizenship and ID documents and photocopies, and your checkbook! The library does not take passport photographs; many area retailers can supply these for you before you arrive for your appointment.
For detailed information about fees, photos, online fillable forms, U.S. citizenship, and acceptable proof of identity documents, please visit the Dept. of State website: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html, or call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778.
The execution fee for each passport, payable to the Dover Public Library, is $25. Fees payable to the Department of State will vary, dependent on a variety of factors. See https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports/information/fees.html for more details on the cost of a passport.
For additional information, you may also visit the Dover Public Library’s website at
http://bit.ly/2hO9g8e for library appointment hours, and quick links to the State Department’s downloadable application forms.
Routine passport application processing, after mailing, takes 6 to 8 weeks, so plan well ahead of your trip! Library staff can answer many of your questions about the application process and advise you about the forms, photographs, documents, and fees that must be supplied when you come. Please call us for more information.