Passports

Click HERE to book your passport appointment online.

We offer passport processing services by appointment only based on the times below and the availability of our Passport Acceptance Agents. The Merrimack Public Library is unable to accommodate walk-ins for passport services and does not process hand-carry applications.


Passport Service Appointment Hours

Monday

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday - Wednesday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday

10:00am - 3:00pm

Friday

10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday - Sunday

Closed

Please note: The passport application process may take up to one hour 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, applicants may be requested to schedule a follow-up 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 at 603-424-5021 (ext 104 or 111).


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 issues more than 15 years ago, you'll need to apply in person. When applying for a passport in person, you need to submit:

Adult - Click here for details on each required item.

  • 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)
  • US citizenship evidence
  • A photocopy of your US citizenship evidence
  • Present identification
  • A photocopy of your present identification
  • A passport photo
  • Passport Fee payment in check, money order, or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) payment in cash, check, money order, or cashier's check made out to "Merrimack Public Library"

Child age 16-17 - Click here for details on each required item.

  • A completed (unsigned) application for passport (DS-11) filled out in black in (download an application or fill out a form for printing - single side per page, not double-sided)
  • US citizenship evidence
  • A photocopy of your US citizenship evidence
  • Present identification
  • A photocopy of your present identification
  • A passport photo
  • Evidence of parental awareness, demonstrated by paying with a check in the parents' name or listing the parents as the applicant's emergency contact
  • Passport Fee payment in check, money order, or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) payment in cash, check, money order, or cashier's check made out to "Merrimack Public Library"

Child under 16 - Click here for details on each required item.

  • A completed (unsigned) application for passport (DS-11) filled out in black in (download an application or fill out a form for printing - single side per page, not double-sided)
  • US citizenship evidence
  • A photocopy of your US citizenship evidence
  • Present identification
  • A photocopy of your present identification
  • A passport photo
  • Evidence of parental relationship
  • Evidence of parental consent
  • Passport Fee payment in check, money order, or cashier's check made out to "U.S. Department of State"
  • Execution Fee ($35) payment 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. The 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

The 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 currently takes between 8 and 11 weeks. The library can also provide expedited service for an additional $60 fee, which reduces the processing time to between 5 and 7 weeks.

Customers who have a life-or-death emergency or urgent travel within 3 business days should click HERE or call the National Passport Info Center at 1-877-487-2778 for information on immediate appointment eligibility at the National Passport Center in Portsmouth, NH.

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?

All applications for children under 16 require the child as well as 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).

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.