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Apply for a passport

  • Passport application processing is available at the main branch of the Palm Springs Public Library by appointment only.

    To process your application, a completed passport application is needed as well as:
    • A certified birth certificate (abstract birth certificates are not accepted)
    • A Certificate of Naturalization or a previous U.S. Passport
    • A government issued photo ID (Driver’s License, State ID card or Military ID)
    • A passport photo taken within the last 6 months must accompany your application (photo service is available at the library for a fee)
    • Applicants under 16 years of age require the consent of both parents

    Please visit the Palm Springs Public Library online passport scheduling system to make your passport application appointment.

    All submitted forms must be single sided, filled out in black ink and be unsigned.
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Passport service hours

  • Monday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Passport services are not offered on days the Palm Springs Public Library is closed.

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Passport fees

  • Passport fees are set by the U.S. State Department. Only a check or money order can be accepted as payment for passport fees. For each application, bring:
    • One check or money order made out to the U.S. State Department to pay for passport fees
    • Cash, debit card, or credit card for the $35 execution fee and $15 photo fee (if applicable)
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Renew my passport

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Passports for children

  • Ages 0 to 15: Both parents must be present with the child.
  • Ages 16 and 17: One parent must be present with the child.
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Expedited or emergency passports

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Passport photos

  • The Library offers passport photo services for U.S. Passports for $15. You may bring official 2" x 2" passport photos from other passport photo providers. The Library is only able to provide passport photo services that meet the same requirements as U.S. Passports.
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Passport book vs. passport card

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Name and address changes

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Get a copy of my birth certificate

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Check the status of a passport application

  • Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for routine service and 2 to 3 weeks for expedited service. To check the status of your application, visit the Department of State Application Status website, or call the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST.  

    If your plans change while you are waiting for your passport, you must contact the National Passport Information Center for assistance. The Library is unable to offer additional assistance once your application is processed. 
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Notary services

  • The Palm Springs Public Library does not offer Notary services. Some banks and credit unions offer free notary services to their customers. Various businesses in the City of Palm Springs provide notary services for a fee.
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Other passport acceptance agencies

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Additional passport information

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