Passport Services at PHPL

The most up to date information regarding passport services can be found on the department of state’s website:

The Prospect Heights Public Library has joined the U.S. State Department Passport Agency to provide passport services for U.S. citizens in Prospect Heights. Prospect Heights Public Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility, accepting DS-11 applications for passports at the Information Desk. You do not need an appointment. We take applications on a first come, first served basis and implement a wait list when necessary.

Passport Application Requirements
To apply for a passport at PHPL, please provide the following:

Completed Passport Application Form DS-11
Applications may be filled out online at and then printed single-sided. The Library also provides applications which must be filled out in black ink with no whiteout. Do not sign the application until asked to do so by an agent.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship (one of the following)

  • Original birth certificate or certified copy issued by the city, county, or state
  • Previous U.S. passport
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • For minors under 18, the birth certificate must be presented

Proof of Identity (original of one of the following)

  • Valid driver's license (or ID)
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • Prior U.S. passport
  • Government employee ID
  • Official Military ID card
Current Passport Photo
A color photo of yourself (2 inches by 2 inches) taken within the last 6 months is also required. The Library does not provide photo services, however there are several places near the Library that provide the service, such as Costco and Walgreens. Review this document for more details and locations.

Processing Fees
For detailed fee information, visit the State Department's website. The Library does not accept credit or debit cards. All payments made to the State Department must be made by check or money order. The processing fee to the Library can be made by check or cash. For specific fee information, please contact the Library. Only the following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Personal checks
  • Money Orders
  • Certified Check

Timing Information
If you would like to know how long it will take to receive your passport, you can review detailed timing information by visiting the State Department's website.

Passport Renewal
If you were under 16 when your passport was issued you cannot renew. The Library does not accept mail-in renewal applications. To process your renewal, please visit the State Department's website.

Locations & Hours for Passport Services
No appointments are necessary and all applications are taken on a first come, first served, walk-in basis. We accept applications every day up to half an hour before the library closes. If there are a large number of people requesting passports it may be necessary to close the waiting list due to high volume.

Locations & Hours
Prospect Heights Public Library
12 North Elm Street
Prospect Heights, IL 60070

M-Fr: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sa: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Su: Closed