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Passport Services

Coming Soon
MCPL now offers passport services

Passport services will be available by appointment only and hours will vary by location. Please contact one of our passport services locations below to schedule your appointment. 

Passport Services Locations:

Parkville Branch

8815 Tom Watson Pkwy.
Parkville, MO
816.741.4721

Smithville Branch

120 Richardson St.
Smithville, MO
816.532.0116

Colbern Road Branch

1000 NE Colbern Road
Lee's Summit, MO
816.525.9924

Blue Springs North Branch

850 NW Hunter Drive
Blue Springs, MO
816.224.8772

East Lee's Summit Branch

2240 SE Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO
816.759.2085

How does it work?

Bring in the completed application forms (available at select locations), meet with a Library employee, pay the applicable fees, and we will take it from there! See our Passport Checklist to make sure you have the correct items when you are ready to apply.

What if I need to renew my passport?

The Library does not process passport renewal applications. 

To renew a passport, you will need to fill out a DS-82 form and mail it with the necessary fees. Find out about the process to renew a passport.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

See our Passport Checklist to make sure you have the correct items when you are ready to apply.  

Our Library offers passport services for NEW applicants. For printable forms and for more information, visit the travel.state.gov website.

Passport Checklist

All applicants MUST be present, regardless of age.

  • Your completed application (filled out in black ink and UNSIGNED)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (Any one of the following–must bring original or certified copy PLUS an additional copy)
    • Birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport*
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
    • Naturalization Certificate* or Certificate of Citizenship*
      *Also requires submission of certified birth certificate if applicant is age 15 or younger
  • Primary identification (Any one of the following–PLUS a copy showing both front and back of the ID. It must readily identify the applicant)
    • Valid driver’s license; if out-of-state, may need additional ID
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Current military ID (military or dependents) or Government ID (city, state, or federal)
    • Applicants age 16 and 17: parent/legal guardian may present primary ID if minor applicant does not have one
  • Appearing parent/legal guardian (for applicants age 15 and younger)
    • Applicants age 15 and younger need both parents/legal guardian(s) present to apply
    • If only one parent/legal guardian can appear, form DS-3053 must be submitted with application
    • If one parent/guardian has sole custody, certified proof of sole legal custody must be submitted
  • Applicants age 16 and 17: it is recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the applicant to show parental awareness
  • One passport photo
    • One official color photograph taken within the past six months
    • Photograph should be 2” x 2”, full face, front view, with a plain white or off-white background
    • Mid-Continent Public Library is not currently offering passport photo services. Metro- area Walgreens and CVS stores offer passport photo services that meet the guidelines for your official passport.
  • Payment for Applicable Fees:  TWO FEES are required at the time of application
    • Check or money order made payable to the U.S. Dept. of State for passport fee AND
    • $35 execution fee to be paid to Mid-Continent Public Library. The Library accepts checks made payable to “Mid-Continent Public Library”; cash or credit/debit card.            

Please note that Passport Execution Fees are non-refundable, and Mid-Continent Public Library is not liable for any missed travel.

How long does it take to process a passport application?

Processing Times

Routine processing: 6-8 weeks

Expedited processing: 2-3 weeks (a $60 fee per application is payable to U.S. Department of State)

Which passport products do I need and what are the fees?

There are two different types of passports–a book and a card.

To travel internationally by air, you must apply for a passport book. 

To cross land borders or ports-of-entry by sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, you can apply for a passport book or card.

Please note there are TWO SEPARATE FEES for passport application. You will need to submit a separate payment for each fee.

  1. Execution fee: due per application and payable to Mid-Continent Public Library
  2. Passport fee: Payable to U.S. Department of State

Please note that passport execution fees are non-refundable, and the Mid-Continent Public Library is not liable for any missed travel.  

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* A passport card is a wallet-size travel document that can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings or ports-of-entry by sea from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda. The card provides a smaller, more convenient, and less expensive alternative to the passport book for those who travel frequently to these destinations by land or sea. Get more information. 

How can I get forms or more information?

For printable forms and for more information, visit the travel.state.gov website.

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