Passport Services

Want to explore the world? The Library can help you get your first passport! Simply bring in the completed application forms, meet with a Library employee, pay the applicable fees, and we will take it from there!

Passport Services Reference Guide

Passport services offered at these locations.

Passport service ends one hour before closing time.

Ruiz
Branch

Mon - Thu 11 a.m.
- 6 p.m.
 
Fri 11 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
 
Sat 10 a.m.
- 1 p.m.

No Appointment
Needed

Sugar Creek
Branch

Mon - Thu 11 a.m.
- 5 p.m.
 
Fri - Sat 10 a.m.
- 1 p.m.

No Appointment
Needed

Trails West
Branch

Mon - Thu 9 a.m.
- 7 p.m.
 
Fri - Sat 9 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
 
Sun 11 a.m.
- 4 p.m.

Call to Make an Appointment
816.701.3483

Westport
Branch

Mon - Tue 10 a.m.
- 5 p.m.
 
Wed - Thu 10 a.m.
- 6 p.m.
 
Fri - Sat 10 a.m.
- 4 p.m.

Call to Make an Appointment
816.701.3488

First-Time Applicants

Passport application forms are available to fill out when you arrive at the Branch. If you want to have your application form filled out before you come in, download it at travel.state.gov (DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport). Fill out your application form in black ink and leave it unsigned—do not sign the application until instructed to do so during the application process.

All applicants MUST be present, regardless of age.

Renewing Passports

The Library does not process passport renewal applications. To renew your passport, please fill out and mail in form DS-82 (which is also available at the participating locations listed above).

Required Items

Completed Application

(Filled out in black ink - UNSIGNED)

One Passport Photo

  • One official color photo taken with the past 6 months.
  • Photo should be 2" x 2", full-face, front view, with a plain white or off-white background.
  • The Library is not currently offering passport photo services. Metro area CVS stores and Walgreens are among retailers offering passport photo services that meet official guidelines.

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 (cost varies, see Fee Info below).

    AND

  • $35 execution fee to be paid to the Kansas City Public Library. For the execution fee ONLY, the Library accepts, cash, credit/debit card, check, or money order made payable to the Kansas City Public Library.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship

(Any 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 ID

(Any of the following PLUS a copy of both front and back of the ID — 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 & 17: Parent / legal guardian may present Primary ID if minor applicant does not have one

Appearing Parent / Legal Guardian

(For applicants age 15 & younger)

  • Applicants age 15 & younger need both parents / legal guardian(s) present to apply.
  • If only one parent / legal guardian can appear, form DS-3053 must also be submitted.
  • If one parent / legal guardian has sole custody, certified proof of sole legal custody must be submitted.
  • Applicants age 16 & 17: recommended that at least one parent appear in person with the applicant to show parental awareness.

Fee Information

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

  1. Execution Fee: Payable to Kansas City Public Library, non-refundable and the Kansas City Public Library is not liable for any missed travel.
  2. Passport Fee: Payable to U.S. Department of State

Passport Book

Execution Fee

$35

Cash, debit/credit cards, check, or money order accepted for execution fees. Make payable to Kansas City Public Library.

Passport Fee

Under age 16: $80
Age 16+: $110

Check or money order ONLY. Cash or debit/credit cards CANNOT by accepted for passport fees.Make check or money order payable to: U.S. Department of State

Passport Card*

Execution Fee

$35

Cash, debit/credit cards, check, or money order accepted for execution fees. Make payable to Kansas City Public Library.

Passport Fee

Under age 16: $15
Age 16+: $30

Check or money order ONLY. Cash or debit/credit cards CANNOT by accepted for passport fees.Make check or money order payable to: U.S. Department of State

Passport Book & Card

Execution Fee

$35

Cash, debit/credit cards, check, or money order accepted for execution fees. Make payable to Kansas City Public Library.

Passport Fee

Under age 16: $95
Age 16+: $140

Check or money order ONLY. Cash or debit/credit cards CANNOT by accepted for passport fees.Make check or money order payable to: U.S. Department of State

Expedite Fee:

Add $60 per application

Payable to: U.S. Department of State

Overnight Delivery Service:

$27

Payable to: Kansas City Public Library

Overnight Delivery Return Service:

Add $17.56 per application

Payable to: U.S. Department of State

* 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. A passport card cannot be used for international air travel. (See this page for more information.)

For more information, printable forms, and current passport fees visit travel.state.gov.