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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Sat
Family Pumpkin Carving Party @ Forest Library
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Smiling Jack-O-Lantern leaning against a rock.Carve some time out of your weekend to join us for this family-friendly Halloween program as we transform plain pumpkins into “Spooktacular” decorations.  Pumpkins and tools will be provided; kids attending without an adult can decorate their pumpkins using markers.
Light
refreshments will be served.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Please see a librarian or call us at 540-425-7002 to sign up.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Forest Library.  

 

Cupcake Class @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Smiling cartoon cupcake with sprinkles and a cherry on top.
Today we will be welcoming special guest Caroline May, the head decorator at Kissed Cupcakes, who will be here to teach teens and tweens (ages 12+) how to make homemade buttercream frosting!  She will also demonstrate several decorating techniques using piping bags.  Following the lesson participants will have the opportunity to decorate their own cupcakes using the techniques they learned and compete in a mini “Cupcake Wars”.
The cupcakes will be judged by local food professionals and prizes will be awarded.  Registration is required; please call the youth services department at 540-586-8911 ext. 2107 to sign up!   

*This is the re-scheduled class from September 7th NOT a new class.

Writers Group @ Big Island Library
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A pen writing in cursive on lined paper.
Calling all creative writers to the Big Island Library for critiques, workshops, discussions and sharing. Bring something you’re working on and get help from other writers in the area.
Ages 18+ suggested.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Big Island Library.

Family Movie Matinee: Toy Story 4 @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Toy Story 4 with all your favorite characters.

Come to the Bedford Central Library on the 3rd Saturday of every month for a fun family afternoon of crafts, games, snacks and a movie.
This month the movie is Toy Story 4*.  We hope to see you there!

*Movie subject to change based on DVD availability.

 

Oct
21
Mon
Friends Of The Big Island Library Fall Book & Bake Sale @ Big Island Library
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Green, blue, and purple cookies with eyes.

Support the Friends of the Big Island Library by purchasing gently-used Books, DVDs, and homemade baked goods during our Fall 2019 Book and Bake Sale.
The Friends are a vital part of the Big Island Library; the group pays for supplies and programs and helps with expenses not covered in the budget.

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Parent and a young child reading a book.
Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-21 months.
Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Books 4 Fun Story Time @ Stewartsville Library
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Giraffe with height chart.
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-5. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  
The theme for this session is Let’s Grow!

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Big Island Library
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parent and a young child reading a book.
Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for babies ages 0-36 months.
Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Rock-A-Bye Reader @ Forest Library
Oct 21 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Parent and a young child reading a book.
Rock-A-Bye Reader is a lap-sit program for infants and toddlers ages 21 months to 3 years old.
Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.

Stitchin’ Chicks @ Montvale Library
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Balls of yarn and knitting needles under the words Stichin' Chicks @ Montvale Library

Join us every Monday at 2:00pm (except holidays), bring your projects, and knit or crochet with us! New members are always welcome, and no experience is necessary. Come learn with us!

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