Passports Applications Now Accepted at Fernandina Library

Fernandina Beach Library is pleased to announce that it now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.

Passports Applications Now Accepted at Fernandina LibraryThe Nassau County Public Library, Fernandina Beach Branch Library, is pleased to announce that it now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports beginning 30 August 2011.

Basic instructions for U.S. Passport Applications First Time Customers:

Complete application form DA-11, but DO NOT SIGN it until instructed to do so by a passport acceptance agent.

You must apply in person if:
You are a first time applicant,
Your previous passport was issued before you were 16 years of age, or
Your previous passport expired more than five years ago.
All minors must be present and both parents must execute the application.

Minors age 16 and over must execute the application. One parent should accompany minors ages 16 to 17 unless the minor has a valid driver’s license (not a learner’s permit).

To obtain a U.S. passport, you will need each of the following four items:

1. Proof of Citizenship
(Be prepared to surrender these documents; they will be returned with your passport.)

U.S. Born
U.S. born persons need an original birth certificate, listing both parents’ names, with a raised seal and filing date from the Bureau of Vital Statistics or city of birth.

Children under the age of 16
Effective February 1, 2004, all minors must be present. Both parents must execute the application, and provide ID. Children under the age of 16 must submit a long form birth certificate, which includes the mother’s and father’s names. This is required even if the child has previously had a passport.

Foreign-born
Foreign-born persons must submit a naturalization certificate. Foreign-born children of naturalized parents may apply for a U.S. passport, provided the child was under the age of 18 when the parents became naturalized.

2. Proof of Identity (all documents must be originals. no copies accepted.)

    Valid Florida driver’s license,
    Naturalization Certificate
    Prior U.S. passport,
    Government employee ID,
    Official Military ID card

3. Photographs
Present 1 passport photograph taken within the past 6 months. Photos must be 2×2 inches in size. It should be front view with a white or off-white plain background. The customer must be the only person in the photo.

4. Fees
You will need to make two payments: one to the U.S. Department of State and one to the Library. All fees are set by the Department of State and are non-refundable. All passport acceptance facilities charge the same fees.

Passport Fee: This fee must be paid by check or money order payable to “U.S. Department of State.” One check/money order per application form. On bottom left side of check/money order, please write the applicant’s full name and date of birth.

Passport Book Fee for Routine Processing (4-6 weeks):
Age 16 and older: $110.00
Under age 16: $80.00

Or:
Passport Book Fee for Expedited Processing (3 weeks):
Age 16 and older: $110 + $60 + $18.30 + $12.72 = $226.02
Under age 16: $80 + $60 +$18.30 + $12.72 = $196.02

Execution Fee
Cash, check or money order payable to Nassau County BOCC for $25. One fee for each application form. You may combine this payment on one check/money order if there is more than one application.
Processing Time
Routine processing time is currently taking 4-6 weeks. Expedited processing (15 business days) is available for an additional fee of Processing time may vary according to workload.

Please check the official website for additional passport information and for current processing times at Travel.State.Gov

Forms are available at the Library.

Please Note!
FB Library has temporary reduction in hours from 6 September – 26 September. The Fernandina Beach Branch Library will have a temporary reduction in hours of operation from 6 September – 26 September, 2011. Hours of operation will be: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Thursday 12 n – 8 pm. Regular hours of operation will be restored on 26 September 2011.

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