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How do I apply for a U.S. passport book?

FAQ: How do I apply for a U.S. passport book?


Adults applying for a new passport or a replacement for a lost or stolen passport must provide the following:

  • Completed Passport Application (DS-11), available at MCPL Wausau or online
  • Birth certificate issued by the county or municipality in which you were born. Hospital-issued certificates, photocopies and abstracts of birth are not accepted.
  • Current proof of identity, e.g. your Wisconsin driver's license or Wisconsin ID card. Contact us for other ways to prove your identity.
  • Color passport photograph, two-inches square, taken within the last six months and meeting passport photo criteria. These may be taken at the library for $10, payable by cash or check.
  • Any previous passport book or passport card, unless it was lost or stolen.

If applying on behalf of a minor, please contact us at 715-261-7200. Special conditions may apply. Further information is available from the U.S. Department of State.

Fees for processing a passport book:

  • Adults (age 16 and older) — $110 check to "U.S. Dept. of State," $25 to "MCPL."
  • Children (younger than 16) — $80 check to "U.S. Dept. of State," $25 to "MCPL."
  • Expedited service is available for an additional $60 to "U.S. Dept. of State."
  • Express delivery of your application to the processing center is available for $19.99, added to "MCPL" fees. More than one application may be shipped for one fee.
  • Express delivery of your passport to your residence is available for $20.66 per application, added to fees payable to "U.S. Dept. of State."

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for more info. about passport applications.

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