Passports

We are currently unable to provide passport facility services. Any previously scheduled passport appointments that were cancelled will be a priority to reschedule once our passport facility services are reinstated. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


As of April 15, 2019, the Merrimack Public Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the US Department of State.

We offer passport processing services by appointment only based on the time table below and the availability of our two Passport Acceptance Agents. 

To schedule an appointment, please contact Arefe at (603) 424-5021 x119 or email her at akoushki@merrimacklibrary.org and she will respond to your message within 48 hours. We are unable to accomodate walk-ins.

 

Passport Service Appointment Hours

Monday-Thursday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday

  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday

  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday (Sept – May)

  1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Please note: The passport application process will take from 20-60 minutes per applicant. More time may be needed for complex cases involving citizenship, parental guardianship, or last-minute travel. In the event that a passport acceptance agent believes the process cannot be completed prior to the library closing, you may be requested to make another appointment.

For more information about fees, how to obtain a passport, US citizenship, or current proof of identity, please visit the Department of State website, call the National Passport Information Center (877-487-2778), or call the Merrimack Public Library (603-424-5021 x104).

Passport Renewal

If you are renewing an expired adult passport that was issued within the last 15 years, you will have to apply by mail. Renewal forms are available online through the State Department website and at the Merrimack Public Library.

All Other Passport Applications

For new adult passports, any child passport, and any renewal of a passport issued more than 15 years ago, you'll need to apply in person. When applying for a passport in person, you need to submit...

Adult

Find details on each required item here.

  • A completed (unsigned) application for passport (DS 11) filled out in black ink (download an application or fill out a form for printing- single side per page, not double-sided)
  • Provide US Citizenship Evidence
  • Present Identification
  • Bring a photocopy of Identification (may be copied at the library for $0.50)
  • (After Jan 9, 2017) bring a photocopy of your US Citizenship Evidence
  • Provide a Photo
  • Passport Fee in check, money order or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) in cash, check, money order or cashier's check made out to “Merrimack Public Library"

Child age 16 - 17

Find details on each required item here.

  • A completed (unsigned) application for passport (DS 11) filled out in black ink (download an application or fill out a form for printing)
  • Provide US Citizenship Evidence
  • Show Parental Awareness
  • Present ID
  • Bring a photocopy of ID (may be copied at the library for $0.50)
  • (After Jan 9, 2017) bring a photocopy of your US Citizenship Evidence
  • Provide a Photo
  • Passport Fee in check, money order or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) in cash, check, money order or cashier's check made out to " Merrimack Public Library"

Child under age 16

Find details on each required item here.

  • A completed (unsigned) application for passport (DS 11) filled out in black ink (download an application or fill out a form for printing)
  • Provide US Citizenship Evidence
  • Show Parental Relationship
  • Present ID
  • Bring a photocopy of ID (may be copied at the library for $0.50)
  • (After Jan 9, 2017) bring a photocopy of your US Citizenship Evidence
  • Show Parental Consent
  • Provide a Photo
  • Passport Fee in check, money order or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) in cash, check, money order or cashier's check made out to " Merrimack Public Library"

 

Fees


There are two fees required for each passport: One to the U.S. Department of State and the second to the Merrimack Public Library.

U.S. Department of State fee

This fee depends on a variety of factors. See the Department of State website for more information.
We recommend that when you make your appointment with us that you verify what the fee will be.
This fee can be paid only by check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to "U.S. Department of State".

Merrimack Public Library fee

Merrimack Public Library collects a $35 execution fee for each passport. This fee can be paid only by cash, check, money order, or cashier's check.


Frequently Asked Questions


Find passport application details on the Department of State passport webpage and from the National Passport Center (877-487-2778). The U.S. Department of State has the sole responsibility for examining applications and issuing passports.

How long does it take to receive my passport?

Routine application processing takes 4 to 6 weeks. The Library can also provide expedited service for an additional $60 fee, which reduces the processing time to as little as 2 to 4 weeks.

Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

If you were born in New Hampshire, visit the NH Secretary of State website. If you were born in another state, visit the CDC's page with links to each state’s vital records contact information and website.

Can I get a passport for my child?

For all children under age 16: Children must accompany you to apply for a passport.
All applications for children under 16 require both parents or legal guardians to be present during the application process.
Birth certificates must be submitted for all children showing parental relationship (even if the child has had a previous passport).

For all children age 16 to 17: The minor must appear in person.

Where can I get information about the status of my application?

Status information is available through the National Passport Center (877-487-2778)

Can I apply for a visa at the library?

Passport application acceptance agencies do not handle visas. A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country. Foreign entry requirements vary by country. Visit the U.S. Department of State's Visa webpage for information.