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Obtaining a U.S. Passport Book and/or U.S. Passport Card
No Appointments Necessary - Walk ins Welcome
Please call 847-285-4561 if you have any questions or need any assistance in any way.
Visit passportstatus.state.gov to check the status on Applications that have been submitted.Due to delays being experienced within the U.S. Postal Service and the increased number of passport applications being sent in, it may take up to 4 weeks for the application status information to be posted.
As of 12/27/21 - Passport Book Fees Increase: Adult passport books are now $130 (up from $110). Minors, aged 15 and under, are $100 (up from $80). There is no fee increase for passport cards or expedite fees.
As of 10/7/21 - Department of State has posted the following: Correcting Errors - If the applicant makes an error on the DS-11, they must complete a new DS-11 form. Corrections made with white-out, crossing out the incorrect information, writing the correction on top of the error, etc., are not acceptable. Please use caution when completing forms, hand writing must be legible, all forms must be completed using BLACK ink only.
Know Before You Go!
MONDAY through FRIDAY
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM*
*Office hours may vary.
Expedite service (for an additional $60) can take up to 7 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
Passport Photos available for $10.
U.S. Passport Book
International air travel requires you to obtain a U.S. Passport Book. The Passport Book can be used for all forms of travel which include air, land and sea. The Passport Book also comes in two different sizes, a 28-page book or 52-page book, you can choose the size based on the amount of travel you anticipate. For those age 16 or older the passport is valid for 10 years, minors under 16 the passport is valid for 5 years.
U.S. Passport Card
You can obtain a U.S. Passport Card for land and/or sea travel to Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean or Bermuda. The card is a more convenient and less expensive option then the passport book, however the card cannot be used for international air travel.
Planning to Travel? Apply Early!
Apply at least six months before planned travel. Due to limited availability for urgent travel appointments, The Department of State cannot guarantee you can receive in-person service at a passport center. They are prioritizing customers with life-or-death emergencies. Call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY)
You will need to bring the following to the Township:
- The completed DS-11 application (unsigned).
- A certified original copy of your birth certificate issued by the county or state you were born in. Naturalized citizens must provide their original certificate of naturalization.
- If you have an expired passport book/card, more than 15 years past the issue date, you will be required to submit it with your application. If your previous passport is lost or stolen, you will be required to fill out a DS-64 form along with your DS-11 application.
- Proof of identity: Valid Driver's License or State ID.
- U.S. Passport Book fees are $130.00 for adults and $100.00 for minors 15 years of age and under. (Fees will increase December 27, 2021 by $20.)
- U.S. Passport Card fees are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for minors 15 years of age and under.
- A check or money order made payable to the U.S. Department of State must accompany each application. All fees made to the Department of State must be paid by check or money order only. An additional $35.00 processing fee will be charged per application payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card*.
One passport photo is required for submission, photos can be taken at the Township for $10.00 payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card*.
*All debit or credit card transactions incur a 4% courtesy fee.
Expedited Service Fees
If you are planning to expedite your application (U.S. Passport Book only), there will be an additional charge of $60.00 (adult and children).
First time applicants or minors under the age of 18 renewing a passport are required to fill out a DS-11 application.
If you have a adult passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you are 18 years or older you are required to fill out a DS-82 application form. Renewal Passport Applications are done by mail and do not need the assistance of an acceptance agent. *Please note - Childs passports are not eligible for renewal using the DS-82 form. If your previous passport was only valid for 5 years, you will need to apply using the DS-11 form.
If you are applying for a minor (15 years old or younger), both parents are required to be present during the processing of the application. If one parent cannot be present, he/she will be required to submit a DS-3053 form and a front and back copy of his/her Driver's License, giving consent to the other parent to apply for the minor on behalf of both parents.
If you were issued a passport in the past, you are required to submit the most recent passport with your passport application. If you cannot locate your previous passport you will be required to fill out a DS-64 lost/stolen form with your passport application.
If you were issued a passport less than 1 year ago and your name has been legally changed due to marriage or court order than you may re-apply for your passport at no charge. However, if you require Expedited Service you will be responsible for that charge.