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Passport Center Information

Passport Applications


The following items are needed to apply for a passport:

  1. A completed DS-11 Form. We have blank forms available for applicants to complete at the library, but they are also available online. Each applicant can print a blank form and fill it out (in black ink only) before they arrive, which will save the applicant time. Here is the link for the blank form.
  2. A certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate. It should include the applicant's parents' birth names and have a registar's raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal.
  3. If the applicant wants to renew an old passport, they can submit the old passport instead of a certified copy of their birth certificate.
  4. A 2" x 2" passport photo with a white or light gray background. Photos must be in color-front view of the applicant. We take passport photos in our library for a $15.00 fee.
  5. A current driver's license, government issued identification, or a previous passport.
  6. there are TWO seperate fees required for a passport. The breakdown of payments is as follows:

                   Passport Book

                   Payment                                                    Amount                                        Type of Payment

                   U.S Dept. of State                                     $110 for adults                              Check or Money Order
                                                                                     $80 age 15 or younger

                    Oelwein Public Library                               $35 or                                          Check, Money Order, or Cash
                                                                                      $50 (with photo)

                   Passport Card

                   Payment                                                     Amount                                         Type of Payment                                       

                   U.S. Dept. of State                                      $30 for adults                               Check or Money Order
                                                                                      $15 age 15 or younger   

                    Oelwein Public Library                                $35 or                                           Check, Money Order, or Cash
                                                                                        $50 (with photo)

For applicants age 15 and under:
Both parents must accompany the child during application process and both must have photo identification.

For applicants 16 or 17:
Only one parent must accompany the child during application process and must have photo identification.

Please visit the website for further information.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.