First time applying for a passport?

We can help. We have participating libraries to help you process your first time applications (DS-11 form only).


We cannot help with adult passport renewals using Form DS-82. You will need to visit the State Department’s website for help with the DS-82 renewal application.

Prepare for your visit

You will just need five things to make processing your request smooth and worry free:

  1. Download and complete the form DS-11, but DO NOT SIGN IT. Do not use correctional fluid or tape to correct any errors made on the application.
  2. Certified birth certificate or naturalization certificate or previously issued passport for those who cannot use the standard DS-82 renewal form
  3. Valid ID: Hawaii driver’s license, Hawaii state I.D., military I.D. or valid U.S. passport (all other forms of I.D., including out-of-state driver license, may need additional forms of I.D.)
  4. One (1) passport photo
  5. Two personal checks or money orders (Sorry we cannot accept cash or debit/credit card payments)
    1. One check is payable to the Director of Finance – State of Hawaii for execution fee.
    2. The second check is payable to the U.S. State Department for the passport application fee.

Download/print the Passport Application Checklist to ensure that you have all the necessary items before applying for a passport.

Special Instructions for Children Under the Age of 16

Children must follow the above requirements along with the following:

  1. Both parents/legal guardians MUST be present. If a parent/legal guardian cannot appear in person, a notarized Statement of Consent form must be presented with a photocopy of the front and back of the absent parent’s ID.
  2. Evidence of parental relationship must be provided. If a child has only one parent, evidence of sole legal custody or death certificate of the non-applying parent must be presented. This is required even for the renewal applications for children.

Minors Ages 16 and 17

Applicant ages 16 and 17 can appear with just one parent.

Passport Fees

A separate check or money order is required for the execution fee and the passport book/card application. The current fees are as follows:

The execution fee for each application (required)

Make checks payable to Director of Finance – State of Hawaii

AgeExecution fee
All ages$35 (Effective April 2, 2018)

The passport book application fee for each application

Make checks payable to Department of State

AgePassport feeExpedite fee (optional)Total passport fee 
+ optional expedite fee
Age 16 and over$110$60$170
Under age 16$80$60$140

Passport Card Fees

The U.S. Passport Card may only be used for re-entry into the United States at land borders and sea ports-of-entry when traveling from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Passport cards may NOT be used for air travel.

* Applicants applying for both the passport book and card at the same time pay only one execution fee.

* Applicants applying for both the passport book and card at the same time pay only one expedite fee.

AgePassport feeExpedite fee (optional)Total passport fee 
+ optional expedite fee
Age 16 and over$30$60$90
Under age 16$15$60$75

Processing time

The normal processing time for a passport is four (4) to six (6) weeks. If you choose to pay the expedite fee, the passport will be sent to you within two (2) to three (3) weeks.

Hours for passport services

The regular walk-in passport service schedule for Hawaii State Library is Mon-Fri, 10 am – 1 pm and Sat, 9 am-12 pm.  Subject to demand and staff availability, it may be necessary to limit the number of applications accepted during the service hours on any given day.

For more information, contact the Library’s Federal Documents Section at 586-3477.

Hawaii State Library (Oahu)

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Please call (808) 586-3477 with any questions

Keaau Public & School Library (Hawaii Island)

  • Please call (808) 982-4281 for an appointment.

Other Options

Demand for passport service peaks from late December through May and during school breaks and it may be necessary to limit the number of applications that we can process during our service hours. To avoid lengthy wait times at the Hawaii State Library, please consider visiting another passport acceptance facility.

LocationPhone number
National Passport Information Center, Honolulu Passport Office, Federal Building
This location accepts expedited applications only with proof of travel occurring within 14 days.
1 (877) 487-2778

Click here to view the list of passport acceptance facilities on Oahu.

Have a question?

Please feel free to call us at (808) 586-3477.

If the line is busy or you would like to learn more about the application requirements, please call the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) at 1 (877) 487-2778.

More information on passports

For more information, the best resource is the State Department’s website. They even have a simple online process to help you determine what form you should submit.