How to plan your in-person visit
If you got your passport at age 16 or older and the passport has been expired for less than 5 years, you do not need an appointment with us.
We can answer questions about the renewal process, but you will send in the renewal application yourself.

If you require an in-person visit to process your passport application (not for adult renewals expired less than 5 years), you have two options:

(NOTE: This is a general overview and not all situations are covered. Please contact the Info Desk at the Library: (630)257-6541 option 2 or visit www.travel.state.gov for more detailed information about passports.)

I am age 16 or older and this is my first U.S. passport

Obtain the DS-11 passport application in one of the following ways:

Requirements for a first-time passport application for ages 16 or older​

  • Identification: Applicants must have a valid photo ID; a current driver's license is preferred. 
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship: To prove citizenship, applicants need to provide their previous passport book or card that will be sent with their application.
  • Photo: Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Bring this photo to your appointment. Lemont Public Library does not take passport photos. Do not attempt to take this photo on your own.
  • Payment: (Visit travel.state.gov for a current list of passport  and expediting fees)
  • Applicants must bring a personal check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State to be sent with each individual application to cover the passport fee. 
  • A separate mandated processing fee of $35 per application is paid to the Library by credit or debit card, cash, or check.

Tips to completing the DS-11 application

Identification: 

  • Applicants must have a valid photo ID; a current driver's license is preferred. 
  • Applicants ages 16 or 17 need to provide their own photo identification and preferably appear at the appointment with one parent to demonstrate parental awareness of the passport application.  

Proof of U.S. citizenship: To prove citizenship, applicants need to provide one of the following:

  • An original or certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate (if you have a birth abstract, you can go to travel.state.gov to see if it meets the requirements for use)
  • A Certificate of Naturalization
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • A Certificate of Citizenship
    • Note: The Dept of State requires that the original or certified copy of citizenship documents be sent with the passport application. Any original documents will be returned to your mailing address after the passport has been processed.

Passport Photo:

  • Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Bring this photo to your appointment.
    • Note: Visit travel.state.gov and look at the guidelines for passport photos, then if your photos look off, say something. Photo facilities do make mistakes from time to time

Payment: (Visit travel.state.gov for a current list of passport  and expediting fees)

  • Applicants must bring a personal check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State to be sent with each individual application to cover the passport fee. 
  • A separate mandated processing fee of $35 per application is paid to the Library by credit or debit card, cash, or check.

 

DS-11 passport application page 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 1 of the application:

  • Complete the form using black ink only. Do not attempt to correct any mistakes. If you make a mistake, you must start over with a new form. 
  • Mark which type of passport document you are applying for at the top of the form. Current passport fees can be found on the travel.state.gov website.
  • Use the boxes in Question 5 to list your social security number. Applications will not be processed without this information.
  • Do not staple your photo or sign the application. This will be handled by the passport agent at your appointment.
  • Make sure to use the newest version of the DS-11 application

 

 

 

 

 

DS-11 passport application page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 2 of the application:

  • Question 10 requires information about the parents of the applicant.
  • When listing the mother's last name, make sure to use the last name of the applicant's mother at the mother's birth, also known as the mother's maiden or given last name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To process your passport application at the Lemont Public Library, locate the How to plan your in-person visit section in the menu up and on the left.

If you have a question about any information presented here, please contact the Lemont Public Library Information Desk at 630-257-6541.

Visit the U.S. Department of State passport website: travel.state.gov to learn more about:

  • required documents
  • passport fees
  • current passport processing times
I am under age 16, this is my first passport or my current passport has expired or will be expiring

 

Obtain the DS-11 passport application in one of the following ways:

Identification and Parental Relationship:

  • The child (children) and both parents must attend the passport appointment and both parents must present a valid photo ID, preferably a current driver's license.
  • A parent or guardian with sole custody can attend the passport appointment with the child applicant and must present a valid photo ID, preferably a current driver’s license, and a court order granting sole legal custody to the applying parent.

When both parents are unable to be present at the passport appointment:

  • Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a U.S. Passport to a Minor Under Age 16, must be completed, notarized and signed by the non-applying parent and submitted with the passport application, along with a front and back photocopy of the non-applying parent’s ID.

Visit the U.S. Department of State passport website: travel.state.gov for more details on required documents if one or both parents are unable to be present at the passport appointment for a child under 16.

Proof of U.S. citizenship: To prove citizenship, applicants need to provide one of the following:

  • An original or certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate (if you have a birth abstract, you can go to travel.state.gov to see if it meets the requirements for use)
  • A Certificate of Naturalization
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • A Certificate of Citizenship

If you are renewing your current passport:

  • You will need to bring your previous U.S. passport book or card – this will be sent with the child's application.
  • And an original or certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate. This document proves parental relationship.

Note: The Dept of State requires that the original or certified copy of citizenship documents be sent with the passport application. Any original documents will be returned to your mailing address after the passport has been processed.

Passport Photo:

  • Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Bring this photo to your appointment.
    • Note: Visit travel.state.gov and look at the guidelines for passport photos, then if your photos look off, say something. Photo facilities do make mistakes from time to time

Payment: (Visit travel.state.gov for a current list of passport and expediting fees)

  • Applicants must bring a personal check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State to be sent with each individual application to cover the passport fee. 
  • A separate mandated processing fee of $35 per application is paid to the Library by credit or debit card, cash, or check.

DS-11 passport application page 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 1 of the application:

  • Complete the form using black ink only. Do not attempt to correct any mistakes. If you make a mistake, you must start over with a new form. 
  • Mark which type of passport document you are applying for at the top of the form. Current passport fees can be found on the travel.state.gov website.
  • Use the boxes in Question 5 to list your social security number. Applications will not be processed without this information.
  • Do not staple your photo or sign the application. This will be handled by the passport agent at your appointment.
  • Make sure to use the newest version of the DS-11 application

 

 

 

 

 

DS-11 passport application page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 2 of the application:

  • Question 10 requires information about the parents of the applicant.
  • When listing the mother's last name, make sure to use the last name of the applicant's mother at the mother's birth, also known as the mother's maiden or given last name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To process your passport application at the Lemont Public Library, locate the How to plan your in-person visit section in the menu up and on the left.

If you have a question about any information presented here, please contact the Lemont Public Library Information Desk at 630-257-6541.

Visit the U.S. Department of State passport website: travel.state.gov to learn more about:

  • required documents
  • passport fees
  • current passport processing times
I am age 16 or older and my current passport was issued when I was under age 16​

Obtain the DS-11 passport application in one of the following ways:

Requirements for adult passports that have been expired more than 5 years

  • Identification: Applicants must have a valid photo ID; a current driver's license is preferred. 
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship: To prove citizenship, applicants need to provide their previous passport book or card that will be sent with their application.
  • Photo: Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Bring this photo to your appointment. Lemont Public Library does not take passport photos. Do not attempt to take this photo on your own.
  • Payment: (Visit travel.state.gov for a current list of passport  and expediting fees)
  • Applicants must bring a personal check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State to be sent with each individual application to cover the passport fee. 
  • A separate mandated processing fee of $35 per application is paid to the Library by credit or debit card, cash, or check.

Tips to completing the DS-11 application

DS-11 passport application page 1

 

 

 

 

 

On page 1 of the application:

  • Complete the form using black ink only. Do not attempt to correct any mistakes. If you make a mistake, you must start over with a new form. 
  • Mark which type of passport document you are applying for at the top of the form. Current passport fees can be found on the travel.state.gov website.
  • Use the boxes in Question 5 to list your social security number. Applications will not be processed without this information.
  • Do not staple your photo or sign the application. This will be handled by the passport agent at your appointment.
  • Make sure to use the latest version of the DS-11 application form

DS-11 passport application page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 2 of the application:

  • Question 10 requires information about the parents of the applicant.
  • When listing the mother's last name, make sure to use the last name of the applicant's mother at the mother's birth, also known as the mother's maiden or given last name. 
  • Question 21 is where you will list the information from your current passport, including name, passport number and issue date. Mark if you will be submitting your current passport with your new application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To process your passport application at the Lemont Public Library, locate the How to plan your in-person visit section in the menu up and on the left.

If you have a question about any information presented here, please contact the Lemont Public Library Information Desk at 630-257-6541.

Visit the U.S. Department of State passport website: travel.state.gov to learn more about:

  • required documents
  • passport fees
  • current passport processing times
My current passport was issued at age 16 or older and has been expired for more than 5 years

Obtain the DS-11 passport application in one of the following ways:

Requirements for adult passports that have been expired more than 5 years

  • Identification: Applicants must have a valid photo ID; a current driver's license is preferred. 
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship: To prove citizenship, applicants need to provide their previous passport book or card that will be sent with their application.
  • Photo: Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Bring this photo to your appointment. Lemont Public Library does not take passport photos. Do not attempt to take this photo on your own.
  • Payment: (Visit travel.state.gov for a current list of passport  and expediting fees)
  • Applicants must bring a personal check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State to be sent with each individual application to cover the passport fee. 
  • A separate mandated processing fee of $35 per application is paid to the Library by credit or debit card, cash, or check.

Tips to completing the DS-11 application

DS-11 passport application page 1

 

 

 

 

 

On page 1 of the application:

  • Complete the form using black ink only. Do not attempt to correct any mistakes. If you make a mistake, you must start over with a new form. 
  • Mark which type of passport document you are applying for at the top of the form. Current passport fees can be found on the travel.state.gov website.
  • Use the boxes in Question 5 to list your social security number. Applications will not be processed without this information.
  • Do not staple your photo or sign the application. This will be handled by the passport agent at your appointment.
  • Make sure to use the latest version of the DS-11 application form

DS-11 passport application page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 2 of the application:

  • Question 10 requires information about the parents of the applicant.
  • When listing the mother's last name, make sure to use the last name of the applicant's mother at the mother's birth, also known as the mother's maiden or given last name. 
  • Question 21 is where you will list the information from your current passport, including name, passport number and issue date. Mark if you will be submitting your current passport with your new application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To process your passport application at the Lemont Public Library, locate the How to plan your in-person visit section in the menu up and on the left.

If you have a question about any information presented here, please contact the Lemont Public Library Information Desk at 630-257-6541.

Visit the U.S. Department of State passport website: travel.state.gov to learn more about:

  • required documents
  • passport fees
  • current passport processing times
My current passport was issued at age 16 or older but has been lost or stolen

You must report to the U.S. Department of State that your passport has been lost or stolen before you can apply for a new passport. ​

You can use one of the following procedures:​

  • ​Obtain the DS-64 form (shown at the right) at the Lemont Public Library. Complete this form in black ink and bring the completed form to your passport appointment.​​
  • Print the DS-64 form from the U.S. Department of State website: travel.state.gov. Then complete the form in black ink and bring the completed form to your passport appointment.​
  • Use the PDF form filler on travel.state.gov to complete the DS-64 form online for electronic submission to the U.S. Department of State.

After you have reported your passport lost or stolen, you can apply for a new passport.​

Obtain the DS-11 passport application in one of the following ways:

Requirements for applicants ages 16 or older with a lost or stolen passport​

Identification: ​

  • Applicants must have a valid photo ID; a current driver's license is preferred. ​
  • Applicants ages 16 or 17 need to provide their own photo identification and preferably appear at the appointment with one parent to demonstrate parental awareness of the passport application.

Proof of U.S. citizenship: To prove citizenship, applicants need to provide one of the following:​

  • An original or certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate (if you have a birth abstract, you can go to travel.state.gov to see if it meets the requirements for use)​
  • A Certificate of Naturalization​
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth​
  • A Certificate of Citizenship​
    • Note: The Dept of State requires that the original or certified copy of citizenship documents be sent with the passport application. Any original documents will be returned to your mailing address after the passport has been processed.​

Passport Photo:

  • Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Bring this photo to your appointment.
    • Note: Visit travel.state.gov and look at the guidelines for passport photos, then if your photos look off, say something. Photo facilities do make mistakes from time to time

Payment: (Visit travel.state.gov for a current list of passport  and expediting fees)​

  • Applicants must bring a personal check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State to be sent with each individual application to cover the passport fee. ​
  • A separate mandated processing fee of $35 per application is paid to the Library by credit or debit card, cash, or check. ​

 

Tips to completing the DS-11 application

DS-11 passport application page 1

 

 

 

 

 

On page 1 of the application:

  • Complete the form using black ink only. Do not attempt to correct any mistakes. If you make a mistake, you must start over with a new form. 
  • Mark which type of passport document you are applying for at the top of the form. Current passport fees can be found on the travel.state.gov website.
  • Use the boxes in Question 5 to list your social security number. Applications will not be processed without this information.
  • Do not staple your photo or sign the application. This will be handled by the passport agent at your appointment.
  • Make sure to use the latest version of the DS-11 application form

DS-11 passport application page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On page 2 of the application:

  • Question 10 requires information about the parents of the applicant.
  • When listing the mother's last name, make sure to use the last name of the applicant's mother at the mother's birth, also known as the mother's maiden or given last name. 
  • Question 21 is where you will list the information from your current passport, including name, passport number and issue date. Mark if you will be submitting your current passport with your new application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To process your passport application at the Lemont Public Library, locate the How to plan your in-person visit section in the menu up and on the left.

If you have a question about any information presented here, please contact the Lemont Public Library Information Desk at 630-257-6541.

Visit the U.S. Department of State passport website: travel.state.gov to learn more about:

  • required documents
  • passport fees
  • current passport processing times
Know before you go

Know Before You Go:

  • Have a completed application
  • Review your identification and citizenship documents to make sure they are acceptable. Visit travel.state.gov for a list of acceptable documentation.
  • Bring a checkbook or money order for the application fees for the U.S. Department of State. Go to travel.state.gov for a list of current fees.
  • Get a passport photo at an authorized photo facility. Don’t attempt to take the photo yourself.
  • Check travel.state.gov for current processing times (and keep in mind that with mail time those estimates may be up to 4 weeks longer) 
  • Find out if you’re eligible to renew by mail from the U.S. Department of State website travel.state.gov