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Passport Service

Passport Applications Accepted at the Blackshear Place Library

Apply for a passport at the library! This service is available only at the Blackshear Library.

Blackshear Library also provides a passport picture service that is in compliance with the U.S. Department of State.

Please be advised: We only accept checks and money orders as payment for the passport service.

GENERAL PASSPORT INFORMATION

For application forms, full documentation requirements, fees, and travel warnings visit the U.S. Department of State website or call 1-877-487-2778.

Where do I go?

Blackshear Place Library
2927 Atlanta Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30507
770-532-3311 x151

No appointment is necessary.  Applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. We only accept checks and money orders as payment for the passport service.

Please be aware: we are a walk-in service. We frequently have a large number of applicants, and it is sometimes necessary to close the waiting line before the passport office closes. 

Available services: 

Note: Blackshear Place Library does not process DS-82 (renewal) applications. Visit the State Department website to learn if you are eligible to renew your passport by mail.

If you are planning to travel in 14 days or less, you must apply for a passport in person at a U.S. Passport Agency or Center. You must make an appointment in advance by calling 1-877-487-2778.

Passport hours

Monday & Thursday
10 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday
10 am - 5:30 pm
Friday & Saturday
10 am - 4:30 pm

 



Please note that branch hours differ from passport hours, for branch hours please click HERE

What you will need to apply:
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or information on documents and fees, please visit the Department of State

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE FEES

Amounts vary depending on the product you need. See the chart below. Department of State passport fees are payable by check or money order ONLY. A separate check, payable to the Department of State, is required for each application.

Product Cost (does not include HCLS fees) Processing Time*
Passport book: age 16 and older $130 10-13 weeks
Passport book: age 15 and younger $100 10-13 weeks
Expedited passport book: age 16 and older $190 ($130 + $60 fee for expedited service) 7-9 weeks
Expedited passport book: age 15 and younger $160 ($100 + $60 fee for expedited service) 7-9 weeks
Passport card: age 16 and older $30 10-13 weeks
Passport card: age 15 and younger $15 10-13 weeks
Expedited passport card: age 16 and older $90 ($30 + $60 fee for expedited service) 7-9 weeks
Expedited passport card: age 15 and younger $75 ($15 + $60 fee for expedited service) 7-9 weeks
1-2 day delivery $19.53  

HALL COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM FEES
HCLS fees may be paid by all forms of payment, this includes: Check, Cash, Card, and Apple Pay.
Payments to the library and the US State Department cannot be combined into one check or money order.

$35 application for each passport application submitted
$15 for each photo needed
$28.75 express overnight fee
All passport acceptance facilities have standardized fees. All fees are non-refundable.