Wright Library Passport Services have resumed; however, please note that you must bring a compliant passport photo to your appointment.  Wright Library cannot take photographs at this time. 


A U.S. passport lies on a map of the United States

How to Schedule and Apply

Wright Library is a U.S. Passport acceptance facility, where new passport applicants can apply for new passports in person.

An appointment is required when applying for a passport. Expect to spend about 30 minutes per applicant. (Separate appointments must be made for each individual.) You must bring your own photos. See photo guidelines below.

Schedule a Passport Appointment


Visit U.S. Department of State | Apply in Person to learn about the requirements when applying for a passport in person, such as required forms and qualifying documentation.

Renewing your passport? You probably don’t need to apply in person. See instructions for renewing by mail

Fees and options

Your application cost depends on applicant's age, whether you want a standard passport book and/or card, and how urgently you need them. Some fees are payable to the State Department, while some are paid to the library; two separate payments are required. 

We cannot accept credit card payments for passport applications.

Passport Service Fees

Who is applying? What are you applying for? Application Fee*
Paid to U.S. Department of State
  Execution Fee**
Paid to Wright Library
(16 or older)
Passport Book only $130*** + $35
Passport Card only $30   + $35
Passport Book & Card $160***   + $35
(under 16)
Passport Book only $100***  + $35
Passport Card only $15   + $35
Passport Book & Card $115***  + $35
All Passport Renewals See instructions for renewing by mail   n/a
NOTE: Two separate payments are required.

* Application fee is paid directly to the U.S. Department of State. Check/money order only.
** Execution fee is paid directly to the acceptance facility (Wright Library), cash or check accepted.
***fee increased as of 12/27/2021

Optional Add-on Services

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS  Pay to U.S. Department of State  Pay to Wright Library
Expedited Processing Fee $60  
1-2 Day Application Delivery
(sends application to State Dept.)
1-2 Day Passport Delivery
(sends passport to applicant)
File Search Fee $150  
Photos - currently not available You must bring your own photos. You must bring your own photos

Check the U.S. Department of State’s Fee Calculator to be sure of your fees. 


Bring a photo

You must bring your own photo to submit along with your application. For full details, see the U.S. Department of State Photo Guidelines. Photos not meeting these criteria will be rejected, causing delays in the processing of your application.


  1. Submit a color photo, taken in last 6 months
  2. Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
  3. Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
  4. Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
  5. Use a plain white or off-white background*

* Digitally removing the background or altering color/lighting is not acceptable. Photos should be untouched (other than cropping for correct image dimensions.)

Photo tip: Photo should be 2”x2” (51 x 51 mm) with the head centered and sized between 1” and 1.4” (25 and 35 mm).


About drug store passport photos

Many nearby drug stores and shipping stores (CVS, UPS Store, etc.) offer passport photo services. Contact those stores for current information.

However, staff at drug stores and similar places advertising passport photos may not be trained in the requirements of passport photo quality, pose, position, and lighting. It's up to you to review the photos and verify they meet precise requirements.

Please familiarize yourself with photos that do and don't meet the U.S. State Department's standards using their online Photo Tool, which shows examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos to compare with your own photo. For example, only one of the images below would be accepted as a passport photo, while the others would be rejected.

This example shows one acceptable photo, with head centered and the correct size, plus 3 unacceptable examples with subjects too close, distant, or uncentered.
Only one of these photos would be accepted as a passport photo, while the other 3 would be rejected. (Example image from