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Passport Services

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Due to high customer demand, we are unable to schedule appointments by phone or email. Walk-in passport applications are not accepted.

Important! Before scheduling an appointment,
Applicant MUST bring:

  • Completed form DS-11 Passport Application, unsigned and filled out in black ink or typed. Available at travel.state.gov/applyinperson. Please print single-sided. Please note, we DO NOT accept Form DS-82.
  • Original US Birth Certificate (long form), US Certificate of Naturalization, or US Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Valid, unexpired, government-issued picture ID
  • Personal check or money order to the US Department of State
  • If applying for a child's passport, children are REQUIRED to be present at the appointment.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments may be made online up to 3 days in advance from today's date using the "Make an appointment" link below. Appointment times will roll over in real-time every 20 minutes.

Central Library Passport Office

Central Library Passport Office link

Make an appointment at Central Library

Central Library | 710 W. César Chávez St.
2nd Floor, Room 207 | 512-974-9639

 

Central Library Office Hours & Info

Current Hours by Appointment Only:
Monday through Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 4 PM

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule link

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2024

New Year’s Day:
Monday, January 1*

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Sunday and Monday, January 14 & 15*

Presidents Day:
Sunday and Monday, February 18 & 19*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, March 22

Easter:
Sunday, March 31

Memorial Day:
Sunday and Monday, May 26 & 27*

Juneteenth:
Wednesday, June 19*

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 4*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, August 16

Labor Day:
Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2*

Veterans Day:
Sunday & Monday, November 10 & 11*

Thanksgiving Day:
Wednesday, November 27 (close at 6 PM); Thursday and Friday, November 28* & 29*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, December 13

Christmas:
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24* & 25*

2025

New Year’s Day:
Wednesday, January 1*

* Dates are official City of Austin holidays.

APL Recycled Reads Passport Office

APL Recycled Reads Passport Office link

Make an appointment at APL Recycled Reads

APL Recycled Reads | 5335 Burnet Rd. | 512-974-7469

Recycled Reads Office Hours & Info

Current Hours by Appointment Only:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 6 PM
Friday and Saturday: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 5 PM

Please note that holidays and building closures may affect these hours.

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule link

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2024

New Year’s Day:
Monday, January 1*

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Sunday and Monday, January 14 & 15*

Presidents Day:
Sunday and Monday, February 18 & 19*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, March 22

Easter:
Sunday, March 31

Memorial Day:
Sunday and Monday, May 26 & 27*

Juneteenth:
Wednesday, June 19*

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 4*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, August 16

Labor Day:
Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2*

Veterans Day:
Sunday & Monday, November 10 & 11*

Thanksgiving Day:
Wednesday, November 27 (close at 6 PM); Thursday and Friday, November 28* & 29*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, December 13

Christmas:
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24* & 25*

2025

New Year’s Day:
Wednesday, January 1*

* Dates are official City of Austin holidays.

Ruiz Branch Passport Office

Ruiz Branch Passport Office link

Make an appointment at Ruiz Branch

Ruiz Branch | 1600 Grove Blvd. | 512-974-7526

Ruiz Branch Office Hours & Info

Current Hours by Appointment Only:
Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 4 PM

Please note that holidays and building closures may affect these hours.

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule link

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2024

New Year’s Day:
Monday, January 1*

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Sunday and Monday, January 14 & 15*

Presidents Day:
Sunday and Monday, February 18 & 19*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, March 22

Easter:
Sunday, March 31

Memorial Day:
Sunday and Monday, May 26 & 27*

Juneteenth:
Wednesday, June 19*

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 4*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, August 16

Labor Day:
Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2*

Veterans Day:
Sunday & Monday, November 10 & 11*

Thanksgiving Day:
Wednesday, November 27 (close at 6 PM); Thursday and Friday, November 28* & 29*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, December 13

Christmas:
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24* & 25*

2025

New Year’s Day:
Wednesday, January 1*

* Dates are official City of Austin holidays.

Spicewood Springs Branch Passport Office

Spicewood Springs Branch Passport Office link

Make an appointment at Spicewood Springs Branch

Spicewood Springs Branch | 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. | 512-974-7548

Spicewood Springs Branch Office Hours & Info

Current Hours by Appointment Only:
Monday through Thursday: 11 AM - 2 PM and 3 - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM and 1 - 4 PM

Please note that holidays and building closures may affect these hours.

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Schedule link

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2024

New Year’s Day:
Monday, January 1*

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday:
Sunday and Monday, January 14 & 15*

Presidents Day:
Sunday and Monday, February 18 & 19*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, March 22

Easter:
Sunday, March 31

Memorial Day:
Sunday and Monday, May 26 & 27*

Juneteenth:
Wednesday, June 19*

Independence Day:
Thursday, July 4*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, August 16

Labor Day:
Sunday & Monday, September 1 & 2*

Veterans Day:
Sunday & Monday, November 10 & 11*

Thanksgiving Day:
Wednesday, November 27 (close at 6 PM); Thursday and Friday, November 28* & 29*

Staff Development Day:
Friday, December 13

Christmas:
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 24* & 25*

2025

New Year’s Day:
Wednesday, January 1*

* Dates are official City of Austin holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions link

Expand a section below for answers to frequently asked questions.

What you need to apply

What you need to apply link

  • Personal check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. A separate check or money order for each application is preferred. The US Department of State does not accept temporary or business checks.
  • Completed form DS-11 Passport Application, unsigned and filled out in black ink or typed. Available at travel.state.gov/applyinperson. Please print single-sided. Please note, we do not accept Form DS-82.
  • Color passport photo 2x2 inches in size. For photo requirements, see travel.state.gov/photos. Required photos may also be taken during your appointment at the Austin Public Library Passport Services Office.
  • Valid, unexpired photo ID plus single-sided front-and-back photocopy. If out-of-state, a supplementary ID document is needed. See travel.state.gov/identification for a list of acceptable ID documents.
  • Evidence of U.S. Citizenship plus photocopy. Examples include a long-form U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, or prior full-validity U.S. passport. For details, see travel.state.gov/citizenship. Note: you must provide the original or a certified copy from the office of record. This will be submitted with your application and returned to you by mail.
  • Documentation of name changes or other names used. Original or certified copy required.

Passport Fees

Passport Fees link

Two separate payments are required:

  • A personal check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State, per application (Passport application fees). The US Department of State does not accept temporary or business checks.
  • A credit or debit card, or check or money order for the Acceptance Facility fee, per application.
  • Acceptance fees are set by federal regulation. By law, passport fees are non-refundable.

Application Fees for a Passport Book by Personal Check or Money Order

A passport book may be used for international travel by air, land or sea.

  • $130 for an applicant aged 16 or older
  • $100 for an applicant aged 15 or younger
  • Expedited Processing: add $60 per application 
  • 1-2 day shipping of passport book to you: add $19.53 per application
  • Payable to the U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order ONLY. The US Department of State does not accept temporary or business checks.

Application Fees for a Passport Card by Personal Check or Money Order

A passport card may be used only for border crossings by land or sea in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. It cannot be used for international travel by air.

  • $30 for an applicant aged 16 or older
  • $15 for an applicant aged 15 or younger
  • Payable to the U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order ONLYThe US Department of State does not accept temporary or business checks. Can be combined with payment for a passport book.   

Acceptance Facility-Library Fees by Personal Check, Money Order, or Credit or Debit Card

  • Application acceptance fee: $35 
  • Photo services fee: $12
  • Payable to Austin Public Library by credit or debit card, check or money order. No cash, please.

Passport Renewals

Passport Renewals link

If your previous passport was issued when you were 16 or older or has been expired for less then five years (fifteen years from the issue date), you may be eligible to renew by mail. If you choose to renew in person, you must complete the DS-11 Passport Application and pay the $35 application acceptance fee. We cannot accept the DS-82 Renewal Application. See travel.state.gov/renew for more details.

Passports for Minors

Passports for Minors link

  • Minor applicant must be present at the appointment. Both legal parents and/or guardians, when applicable, must be present for the applications of children under age 16, and evidence of parental or custodial relationship must be provided (for example, a birth certificate, court order, or adoption degree showing parent/guardian names). Alternatives include bringing a notarized Statement of Consent Form DS-3053 from the non-applying parent plus a front-and-back photocopy of that parent's ID, a court order showing sole legal custody, or a birth certificate with only one parent listed. Please see Children Under 16 for details and options. 
  • Minors aged 16-17 do not need parental consent, but must show parental awareness. To do this, a parent/guardian can be present at the appointment and/or provide payment in the parent's name. Additionally, a parent/guardian who is present can identify a minor applicant who does not have their own acceptable photo ID. Please see Applicants Age 16 and 17 for more information.
  • A front-and-back photocopy of acceptable ID from each parent/guardian consenting to and/or signing a minor's application must be provided.

Contacts

Austin Public Library Passport Services:
APLpassport@austintexas.gov 

National Passport Information Center is available to answer your passport questions at 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY). Customer service representatives are available Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Eastern Time, except for Federal Holidays. Se habla español.

The Central Library, APL Recycled Reads, Ruiz Branch, and Spicewood Springs Branch are authorized by the U.S. Department of State as a Passport Acceptance Facility.