How Do I Get a U.S. Passport?
***IMPORTANT PAYMENT NOTICE***
Please Note that check or money orders are the ONLY forms of payment accepted by mail to the U.S. Department of State. Cash and checks are the forms of payment accepted by the Martinsburg Public Library for the execution fee.
CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
Martinsburg Public Library Passport Acceptance Hours
Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Passport acceptance services are offered at the Martinsburg branch of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries ONLY.
Please call the Martinsburg Public Library at
(304) 267-8933 ext.4017 for appointments and for more information.
Passport photos that meet the official government requirements are now available to be taken at the library.
$15 dollars per set per person.
(All taxes included)
CHECKLIST FOR PERSONS APPLYING FOR A NEW PASSPORT
(using passport application DS-11)
Note: You must apply for a new passport in person using a form DS-11 if you can answer yes to any of the following:
You are applying for your first U.S. passport
Your previous U.S. passport was issued when you were under age 16
Your previous U.S. passport was lost, stolen, or damaged
Your previous U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change
For those individuals who qualify to complete a passport renewal, it is not necessary to submit the renewal application in person.
FOR MINOR APPLICANTS (Age 15 or under)
Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the child and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the child. If one parent/guardian is unable to appear in person, then the DS-11 application must be accompanied by a signed, notarized Form DS-3053: Statement of Consent from the non-applying parent/guardian.
If the child only has one parent/guardian, evidence of sole authority to apply for the child must be submitted with the application in the form of a:
Court order granting sole legal custody to the applying parent (unless child’s travel is restricted by that order)
A court order specifically permitting the applying parent to apply for the child’s passport
Judicial declaration of incompetence of the non-applying parent
Death certificate of the non-applying parent
Photocopies and notarized copies are unacceptable