Passport Information

How to Find Us:

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

 

Schedule a Passport Appointment at Shimberg Library

 

Step 1: Complete the Application

Obtain a FormDS-11: Application for a 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.  

Step 2: Gather Original Citizenship and Identification Documents

Proof of U.S. Citizenship - Bring one of the following items, plus a photocopy of that item: ·        

  • Original 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.*

Primary Identification - Bring one of the following items, plus a photocopy of that item: ·        

  • Valid Driver's License (copy both sides); if out-of-state, additional ID is required. ·        
  • 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 or legal guardian can present Primary ID if minor applicant does not have one.  

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.

Step 3: Get Your Passport Photo

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.  

Step 4: Bring Your Unsigned Application Form, Documents, Photo and Payment 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:

Passport Fees    

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:

  • $60 – Expedite Fee paid per application, in addition to required fees. Provides faster processing than routine Service through the U.S. Department of State.
  • $17.13 – 1-2 Day Delivery Fee paid per application for 1-2 day delivery of an issued passport book from the Department of State to the customer. Only applies to mailing addresses within the United States. Not valid for passport cards.  

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.