The Shimberg Library is located at 12901 Bruce B. Downs
Blvd., Tampa FL 33612 [Click Here for Map].
We have a parking space dedicated for our passport clients in the lot nearest to our building. Enter lot 30, which is on the east side of the road, just south of the pedestrian bridge between USF and the James A Haley VA Hospital. If the dedicated space is in use, there are also two metered spaces in this lot, payable with debit or credit card. We are located directly north of parking lot 30.
If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please call (813) 974-8432 and let us know. If you would like to reschedule, please do so online at: Schedule a Passport Appointment at Shimberg Library
We offer passport services for new applicants only. Need to renew? U.S.Department of State – Passport Renewals by Mail
Follow the steps below to get your new U.S. Passport
Complete the application (black ink only) prior to arrival. Do not sign application until instructed to do so during the acceptance process.
Which Passport is Right for You?
Passport Card - A passport card allows land and sea travel from U.S. to Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and Bermuda only.
Passport Book - A passport book allows any method of travel internationally to any country.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship - Bring one of the following items, plus a photocopy of that item: ·
Primary Identification - Bring one of the following items, plus a photocopy of that item: ·
Applicants Under 16: Both parents listed on birth certificate/adoption papers/legal guardian court documents must be present. See Passports for Children Under 16 for more information.
*Also requires submission of certified Birth Certificate if applicant is under 16 years of age. Original documents will be submitted to the State Department.
You need one 2" x 2" color passport photo. See Passport Photos for requirements and examples.
Note: The Shimberg Library does not offer passport photo services; please obtain prior to your appointment.
Note: All applicants must be present, regardless of age.
Two separate fees are due at the time of application:
1. Check or money order made payable to U.S. Department of State for passport fee:
2. Debit/credit card for $35 execution fee + 25 cents per photocopy paid to the Shimberg Library.
Optional Fees - Paid to the U.S. Department of State:
Processing Time - Routine: 6 – 8 Weeks, Expedited: 2 – 3 weeks
Need your passport sooner?
The Shimberg Library cannot accept applications for passports needed in less than three weeks. If you plan on traveling in less than three weeks, you must go directly to the nearest passport agency. Please contact the Miami Passport Agency for more information.