Passport Acceptance Facility

Bedford Central Library is a designated Passport Acceptance Facility. This is the only library branch in the county that processes passport applications.

We process passport applications by appointment only. Appointments will be taken during these hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Weekend hours by prior arrangement
  • Call (540) 586-8911 to schedule an appointment, or fill out and submit this request.

    It is strongly advised that every person applying for a passport review the process beforehand.

    What you will need:

    Proof of U.S. Citizenship (provide one of the following):

    • Previous U.S. Passport
    • An original and a copy of a certified U.S. Birth Certificate (from a city, county or state, NOT a hospital certificate)
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship

    Proof of Identity (provide one of the following):

    • Current, valid driver’s license* and a copy of both the front and back
    • Military ID
    • Government ID
    • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship

    For minors under the age of 16, each child must appear in person and both parents/legal guardians must present evidence of identity
    * License must be issued by Virginia, if not please bring a secondary ID in addition to out of state license.

    Completed (but not signed) DS-11 form, which can be obtained from Bedford Central Library or printed from the State Department website.

    Passport photo
    We are able to provide passport photos for your application for a $10 fee.
    If you choose to get photos elsewhere, be aware that passport photos must adhere to strict requirements set by the U.S. Department of State. See the U.S. Passports website for more information and examples of acceptable photos.

    Fees

    There is an Execution Fee of $35 per application payable to the Bedford Public Library System ***.

    View a complete list of current fees charged by the State Department.

    If you require faster processing, your application can be expedited for $60, which is added to the regular U.S. Department of State fee.

    **U.S. Department of State total must be paid with check or money order only. Cash, credit or debit cards will not be accepted. One check or money order for EACH application is needed.

    ***Library Execution Fee may be paid with cash, check, or money order.

    For more information, including current processing times, visit the State Department website.

    Virginia birth certificates may be obtained from the Office of Vital Records or the DMV. Visit the CDC website for information about obtaining an original birth certificate from all states.

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