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Apply for a U.S. Passport at the Library

Schedule a passport appointment at one of these locations:

Bloomingdale Regional Library
1906 Bloomingdale Ave.
Valrico, FL 33596
Mon 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thu 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library
3910 S. Manhattan Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611
Wed 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New Tampa Regional Library
10001 Cross Creek Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33647
Tue 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wed 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holidays and unexpected closures may affect these hours.

Call us to make an appointment: 813-273-3652

  • Passport services are available by appointment only.
  • An appointment must be made for each applicant.
  • All applicants must be present, regardless of age.
  • We offer passport services for new applicants only. Need to renew?

For further information please visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Follow the steps below to get your U.S. Passport

Step 1: Make an Appointment

Step 2: Complete the Application

Obtain a Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport.

Complete the application (black ink only) prior to arrival. Do not sign application until instructed to do so during the acceptance process.

Which Passport is Right for You?

Passport Card
A passport card allows land and sea travel from U.S. to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Bermuda only.
Passport Book
A passport book allows any method of travel internationally to any country.

Step 3: Gather Original Citizenship and Identification Documents

Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Bring one of the following items and a photocopy

  • Original Birth Certificate issued by the city, county, or state.
  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport.*
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth.
  • Naturalization Certificate* or Certificate of Citizenship.*

Primary Identification

Bring one of the following items and a photocopy

  • Valid Driver's License (copy both sides); if out-of-state, additional ID is required.
  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport.
  • Naturalization Certificate.
  • Current Military ID (military or dependents) or Government ID (city, state, or federal).
  • Applicants age 16 & 17: Parent or legal guardian can present Primary ID if minor applicant does not have one.

Applicants Under 16

Both parents listed on birth certificate/adoption papers/legal guardian court documents must be present. See Passports for Children Under 16 for more information.

*Also requires submission of certified Birth Certificate if applicant is under 16 years of age.

Original documents will be submitted to the State Department

Step 4: Get Your Passport Photo

You need one 2" by 2" color passport photo. See Passport Photos for requirements and photo examples.

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library does not offer passport photo services.

Step 5: Bring Your Application Form, Documents, Photo and Payment to Your Appointment

Do not sign application until instructed to do so during the acceptance process.

Two separate fees are required at the time of application:

  • Check or money order made payable to U.S. Department of State for passport fee:
    Passport Type Age 16+ Under 16
    Book $130 $100
    Card $30 $15
    Book + Card $160 $115
  • Check or money order made payable to Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library for $35 execution fee.
  • An optional expedite fee is available for faster processing than routine service. The fee is an additional $60 per application made payable to U.S. Department of State.

Optional Fees

Paid to the U.S. Department of State:

  • $60 - Expedite Fee Paid per application, in addition to required fees. Provides faster processing than routine Service through the U.S. Department of State.
  • $19.53 - 1-2 Day Delivery Fee Paid per application for 1-2 day delivery of an issued passport book from the Department of State to the customer. Only applies to mailing addresses within the United States. Not valid for passport cards.

Processing Time

Routine 6 - 8 weeks
Expedited 2 - 3 weeks

Mailing times are not included in processing times.

Need it sooner?

The Library does not accept emergency passports that are needed in less than three weeks. If you plan on traveling in less than three weeks, you must call the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 to make an appointment to apply for a U.S. passport at a Passport Agency.


Library Passport Acceptance Facilities do not accept passport renewals.

Most renewals can be done by mail. Please visit U.S. Department of State – Passports by Mail to see if you qualify to use the service.

Renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport:

  • Is submitted with your application
  • Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • 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 any of the above statements do not apply to you, you must apply in person using form DS-11.