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Passport Services


Passport photos taken on site ($15.00)

If this is your first US passport, you will need to apply in person. If you are renewing an expired adult passport issued within the last 15 years, you must apply by mail. If you are under age 16 and are renewing an expired passport, you must appear in person.  
  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (no appointment necessary)
  • Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm (by appointment only)
  • Regular hours may vary; please check ahead during the holiday season for the library’s exact hours or to schedule an appointment by calling 860-695-6300 or 860-695-1494, or email

REQUIREMENTS (if you are applying for the first time)

  • Check or Money Order for payment to US Department of State for passport (Second payment to Hartford Public Library can be cash, debit, credit, check or money order)
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship: Original (or Certified Copy) of Long form Birth Certificate or Original Naturalization Certificate
  • Photo ID: Driver’s License, Passport or Military ID and a photocopy of your ID front and back
  • One recent color photograph: $15 on-site (includes two)
  • Applicants under age 16: Both parents must appear together and sign or one parent appears, signs, and submits second parent's notarized statement of consent along with a valid ID or submits primary evidence of sole custody to apply.


Bring two (2) checks or money orders; no cash or credit cards.

  • One (1) payable to Hartford Public Library (execution fee)
  • One (1) payable to US Department of State (application fee)

Routine Service – within 4-6 weeks

  • Execution fee: $35 - Payable to Hartford Public Library 
  • Application fee: $110 - Payable to U.S. Department of State (Under age 16: $80)   

Expedited Service- within 2-3 weeks

  • Execution fee: $35 - Payable to Hartford Public Library
  • Application fee: $170 - Payable to U.S. Department of State (Under age 16: $140)

For an additional fee, you can purchase a passport card valid for travel by land and by sea only.
Adult card fee: $30 (Under Age 16: $15)  

For those with proof of departure WITHIN 14 DAYS
You must apply in person at:
CT Passport Agency
850 Canal Street Suite 2
Stamford, CT 06902
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
By appointment only: 1-877-487-2778

For more information, along with regularly issued travel warnings and information on U.S. Embassies, visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs at