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U.S. Passports

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U.S. passport application acceptance is offered at the library's Wausau Headquarters.

Appointments are available every Thursday, 3:00pm to 7:30pm, and every other Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. Walk-ins are invited every Thursday, 9:00am to 3:00pm. Contact us for more information or alternative passport application sites.

Please call 715-261-7240 and ask to speak with a passport application acceptance agent before you apply! Also, we advise reviewing the U.S. Department of State passport website.


Common application mistakes and pitfalls include:

  • Not bringing an official birth certificate issued by the government, featuring a raised seal and signature. Hospital certificates and photocopies are not allowed.

  • Forgetting to bring (enough) checks. The application fee must be paid by check.

  • Making errors on the application. Cross-outs, white-out or errors of any kind are not allowed; only black ink is allowed, not blue or any other color.

  • Applying on behalf of a minor without adequate documentation. Please always contact us and describe any special circumstances regarding custody, etc.

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