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PASSPORTS

The North Miami Beach Public Library is an official Passport Application Acceptance Facility for the United States Department of State.

Our passport office is open on the following days:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday: 10:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The passport office will accept walk-ins if possible, but we cannot guarantee this as appointments are prioritized first. We encourage our patrons to schedule an appointment as soon as possible!

Scheduling Your Passport Appointment

To schedule an appointment with our passport specialist, click on the button below:


 SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT 


Once you have done so, choose Passport from the drop-down menu to the left to view available passport appointment times.

Preparing for Your Passport Appointment

What to Bring:

1. Completed Application: You must provide a completed Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport. The Library provides blank applications on-site, and you may also print the form from the US Department of State website.

  • All applications must be completed in black ink.
  • Do not sign your application until instructed to do so by a passport agent.
  • All passport applicants, including children, must be present at the time of your appointment. If any applicants are 15 years of age or younger, both parents/guardians must be present.

Please see the Department of State website for forms for other situations, such as lost passports or legal name changes.

2. Proof of US Citizenship: Bring at least one of the documents below (it must be an original, not a copy):

  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Naturalization Certificate (if applicant is over the age of 15)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad/Certification of Birth
  • Previous Undamaged US Passport
  • Certificate of Citizenship (if applicant is over the age of 15)

3. Identification: Provide any of the following (it must be an original, not a copy):

  • United States Driver’s License/ID Card
  • Current Military ID
  • Current Government ID (city/state/federal)

4. Passport Photo: Provide a photo fitting the following criteria:

  • The photo must be in color.
  • The photo must be a clear image of your face.
  • The photo must have been taken in the last 6 months.
  • The photo may not have any filters or touch-ups.
  • The photo must be taken by another person (not yourself).
  • The photo must have a plain white or off-white background.
  • The photo may not be altered digitally (including to remove background).
  • The photo must not include glasses, hats, or other items that make it difficult to see your face clearly.
  • You must be centered in the photo.

Please note that the Library does not provide photo services. We encourage patrons to choose or purchase a new passport photo before making their appointment.

Passport Costs

Applications typically require two payments: One to the US Department of State, and one to the Library.

The fee for passports is set by the State Department and can be found online along with a list of frequently asked questions about payment. This payment must be in the form of a check or money order only; if you pay by check, it should be made payable to the US Department of State.

The Library charges a $35 non-refundable execution fee per application. This payment may be in the form of cash, a check, a cashier’s check, or a money order; if you pay by check, it should be made payable to the City of North Miami Beach.

If you are unsure what your fees will be, the Department of State maintains a fee calculator that will estimate your costs for you.

Please note that routine processing typically takes from 6-8 weeks, while expedited processing typically takes from 2-3 weeks. If you would like to check on the status of your application, or have urgent travel plans and need to travel within 14 days or less, please call the National Passport Center (NPIC) at 1‑877‑487‑2778 or visit their website for help.

Please refer to the Department of State’s guidelines regarding applying for a passport for more comprehensive information.