Passport Processing

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The Community Center is pleased to offer passport services! 

  • Passport application processing for in-person applicants (see below for details)
  • Passport photos ($10.00)
  • Assistance with passport-related questions

Please call us at (508) 430-7568 to set up an appointment or for more information.

Visit the Department of State's Passport Website for further details, to download blank forms, or to complete forms online and print them from home. 

You MUST apply in person IF:

  • You are applying for your first U.S. passport, OR
  • You are under the age of 16, OR
  • Your previous passport was issued when you were under 16, OR
  • Your previous passport was lost, stolen, or damaged, OR
  • Your name has changed since your U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change

STEPS TO SUBMITTING A U.S. PASSPORT APPLICATION IN PERSON

STEP 1: COMPLETE AND SUBMIT FORM DS-11: APPLICATION FOR A U.S. PASSPORT.

STEP 2: SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP. When applying for a U.S. passport in person, evidence of U.S. Citizenship must be submitted with Form DS-11. All documentation submitted as citizenship evidence will be returned to you. These documents will be delivered with your newly issued U.S. passport, or in a separate mailing.

PRIMARY EVIDENCE OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP (One of the following):

  • *Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • *Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state
  • *Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
  • *Naturalization Certificate
  • *Certificate of Citizenship

* A certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.

STEP 3: SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF RELATIONSHIP. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) must submit evidence of their relationship to the minor applicant.

Evidence of Relationship (one of the following):

  • Minor’s certified U.S. birth certificate with both parents’ names
  • Minor’s certified Foreign Birth Certificate with both parents’ names
  • Minor’s Report of Birth Abroad with both parents’ names’
  • Adoption Decree with adopting parents’ names
  • Court Order establishing custody
  • Court Order establishing guardianship

STEP 4: PRESENT IDENTIFICATION OF PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S). When applying for a minor under age 16, both parent(s)/Guardian(s) must present acceptable identification at the time of the application.

***PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION (ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Current Government Employee ID (city, state or federal)
  • Current Military ID (military and dependents)

STEP 5: PROVIDE PARENTAL CONSENT. Both parents must provide consent authorizing passport issuance for a minor under age 16 (and appear in person).

STEP 6: PAY THE APPLICABLE FEE. Based upon current passport fees and methods of payment.

STEP 7: PROVIDE TWO PASSPORT PHOTOS.