Passport Acceptance Services at the Library

Passport services we provide:

  • First-time passports.
    •     Original evidence of citizenship - such as original birth certificate or naturalization certificate - is required. 
  • Replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged passports.
  • Renewals for passports issued before the applicant was 16 years old.
  • Renewals for expired passports issued more than 15 years ago.
  • All other renewals can be accomplished via the mail-in renewal form.

Appointments are required

Please schedule your appointment online.

Please come prepared

The U.S. State Department's Passport website provides a list of forms and documents needed for a successful application.  Late arrivals and/or incomplete applications will require rescheduling. 

Passports for children

  • Applicants ages 0-15 years - Generally, BOTH parents and applicant/child must be present and provide evidence of parental relationship, such as a birth certificate.
    •     If a parent is unable to appear, a notarized Form DS-3053 or other documentation is required.  Requirements are provided on the U.S. State Department's Passport website.
  • Applicants ages 16 and 17 - Parental awareness is required, which may be evidence by payment of fees with a parent's check.  One parent may be required to be present and to present valid identification if the applicant/child does not have sufficient identification. 


  • A check is required for each applicant for Passport Fees.  Debit/credit cards are not accepted.  For Passport Fees visit the U.S. State Department.  
  • A check payable to the San Mateo Public Library is required for Execution Fee(s).

Additional Passport Acceptance Agency Locations

If the Library's service hours are unable to meet your needs, please visit the Passport Facility Search Page to find alternate locations.