In order to apply for a U.S. Passport at the John C. Hart Memorial Library, you must fill out an application, provide proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity, one passport photo which can be taken at the library, and pay the applicable fees. 

Please call to make an appointment. 914-245-5262 ext 225

Passport appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Here are some additional details on each step of the application process:

Fill out an application for passport, Form DS-11 

Please complete the form legibly in BLACK ink, but do not sign the form. You will be asked to sign this form in the presence of a passport agent. The normal processing time is 8-11 weeks. You can request expedited service which is 5-7 weeks by paying an additional fee.

Provide proof of U.S. citizenship

In order to prove your U.S. Citizenship you must provide either a U.S. Passport or a certified copy of your birth certificate listing your parent(s) full name issued by a city, county or state, or an original Naturalization Certificate with a raised seal. Please note that a certified birth certificate has a registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office, which must be within one year of your birth. If you do not have either a U.S. Passport or a certified copy of your birth certificate, you will need to provide Alternate Proof of U.S. Citizenship. For minors under the age of 16, the citizenship evidence submitted must list both parents’ names. Please call us at (914) 245-5262 for more details.

Provide Proof of Identification

You may prove your identity with a valid U.S. Passport Book, previous or current U.S. Passport Card, a Naturalization Certificate dated within five years, or a current, valid driver’s license, government identification card or military identification card. Note that a Social Security Card does not prove your identity. If you do not possess the identification listed, you will need to provide alternate proof of identity. Please call us at (914) 245-5262 for more details.

Provide one passport photo

You can get a 2”x2” photo taken at the library for $10.00. However, if you wish to bring your own photo, please provide one 2”x2” full face color photo, taken within the last six months and capable of withstanding laminating temperature of 225 degrees Fahrenheit (107 Celsius). Photos need to show a current appearance, exhibit a clear front view of your entire face, and have a white background. You should not be wearing a hat, headgear or glasses in the photo. Note that vending machine photos are generally not acceptable.


Different fees are collected when applying for passports. All fees must be paid by check or money order only and payable to the US Department of State.

  • Passport BOOK: Adults (16 & above) = $130.00
  • Passport CARD: Adults (16 & above) = $30.00
  • Passport BOOK: Child (under 16) = $100.00
  • Passport CARD: Child (under 16) = $15.00
  • Expedite Fee: Additional $60.00, plus $18.32 for 2-day return


Processing fees for each passport application may be paid for in cash, a separate check, or money order payable to the John C. Hart Memorial Library:

  • Passport Execution Fee: $35.00
  • Overnight mail TO Department of State: $27.90
  • Passport photo services taken on-site:  $10.00


Requirements for minors

All children, including newborn infants, must have their own passport. In addition to complying with the general requirements for applying for a passport. Visit the Westchester County Clerk Page to learn about the additional requirements for children applying for a U.S. Passport.


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