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PASSPORT INFORMATION

In-person passport processing available Monday-Friday from 10:00am-3:30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Late appointments (through 6:30pm) are available some Wednesdays.

Contact: Leslie Vuilleumier, Administrative Assistant, (203) 438-2282 x107

For more information or to check the status of your application online, visit https://www.travel.state.gov or call NPIC at 1-877-487-2778

Ridgefield Library Fees

Only one check is needed for the Library’s fee for all applications being processed. The check should be made payable to:
RIDGEFIELD LIBRARY.

  • Each Application: $35.  One check for multiple application fees is accepted.

U.S. Department of State Fees

Check payable to: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE for each application:

 
Passport Book: Passport Cards:

Adult (16 and over): $130

Children (15 and under): $100

Adult (16 and over): $30

Children (15 and under): $15

Expedite Fee: Add $60 per application. One-day to two-day return delivery for passport book only was recently increased to $19.53

You'll need to bring...

  • One passport photo
  • DS-11 form filled out completely in black ball point pen
  • Original birth certificate (with raised seal) OR naturalization certificate for first time applicants
  • Social Security card (if you can find it); otherwise, Social Security number written on the application correctly
  • Valid driver’s license for ages 17 and over
  • Out-of-state driver’s license (other than CT, NY, MA, or RI) must submit a second form of Photo ID
  • Old passport, if renewing
  • Personal or bank checks: one for each application and one for the Library’s processing fee (no credit cards or cash accepted). Checks will be filled out during the appointment.
  • Proof of name change (marriage certificate, court order for name change or divorce decree)
  • Ages 16 and 17: Bring your own photo ID, and bring one parent/guardian to identify you
  • One passport photo
  • DS-11 form filled out completely in black ball point pen
  • Original birth certificate (with raised seal) OR naturalization certificate
  • Social Security card (if you can find it) otherwise social security number written on the application correctly.
  • Both parents/legal guardian must be present. If one parent cannot be present, you will need to submit a DS-3035 form (notarized written consent by non-appearing parent with a copy of the photo identification shown to the notary), passport photo page, or his/her driver’s license (front and back on one piece of paper, on one side of the paper).
  • Old passport book and/or passport card, if renewing
  • Personal or bank checks: one for each application and one for the Library’s processing fee (no credit cards or cash accepted).

Renewing Your Passport

If your last passport was a 10-year passport and it has been expired for less than five years, use the renewal form DS-82 and send to the Passport Services address on the form. Renewal forms may be downloaded at  travel.state.gov or picked up at the Post Office or the Library’s Circulation Desk. All other forms (DS-11DS-3053, etc.) can be downloaded at travel.state.gov.

You must renew in person if:

  • this is a first-time passport
  • you were 15 or younger when your most recent passport was issued
  • your Passport was issued more than 15 years ago

Expediting Your Passport

The National Passport Information Center (NPIC) is once again offering expedited service.  As of February 2024, expedited passports take 2-3 weeks and routine processing time is 6-8 weeks from the time received.

Local Passport agencies and centers can assist customers who need a passport in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for a life-or-death emergency. Customers must make an appointment for life-or-death emergency service by contacting the NPIC and cannot walk in to passport agencies or centers.

Expedite Fee: Add $60 per application. One-day to two-day return delivery for passport book only was recently increased to $19.53

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