U.S. Passport Services

Our passport service hours will be reduced starting June 2, 2014. Our new service hours will be Monday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon.


During the last three years, Hawaii State Library Passport Acceptance Facility has processed an increasing large number of passport applications. The increase has been due to our practice of accepting walk-in applications and Saturday hours. There can be a long line at anytime. You may have to wait up to an hour on weekdays and up to two hours on Saturdays.

If you would like to avoid waiting in line, please consider submitting your DS-11 passport application with other Passport Acceptance Facilities in Hawaii. Some Post Offices accept applications by appointment. In addition, the Honolulu Passport Office in the Federal Building accepts expedited applications. You need to call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 to obtain an appointment confirmation number. Some University of Hawaii offices also accept applications during their business hours. Call 956-7236 for more information to apply at University of Hawaii at Manoa, call 734-9258 for Kapiolani Community College and 455-0477 for Leeward Community College.

If you would like to avoid waiting in line with our facility, apply during our off-peak season from June through November. During this time the line is shorter. Avoid the peak season, January, March, April and any school breaks, because they are our busiest periods. If you must come in during these periods, come early in the weekday mornings when school is in session.


Call us at 586-3477 to make sure you have all the documents. Following these tips will help make your passport application process a more pleasant experience.



Please call the Federal Documents Section at 586-3477 if you are planning to apply for a U.S. passport at the Hawaii State Library. Passport applications are accepted on a walk-in basis, first come, first served.

The library will only process Form DS-11 passport applications. This form is for first-time applicants or for those who are NOT eligible to use Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail, Form DS-82. For further information visit the State Department's website.

We do not process Form DS-82. Please read the "Can I Use This Form?" section on the first page of Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail, Form DS-82, to see if this is the correct form to use.


Please bring the following:

Applications for Children Under Age 16

Processing Time

Payments and Fees for the New Application

(Form DS-11):

Payments may be made by TWO personal checks or money orders;
no cash or debit/credit cards accepted.


Execution Fee for each Passport Application

Age Execution Fee
All Applicants $25


Fees for Passport Book Application

Age Passport Fee Expedite Fee (optional) Total Passport Fee
with Optional Expedite Fee
Age 16 and Over: $110 $60 $170
Under Age 16: $80 $60 $140

Passport Cards Using Form DS-11

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.

Fees for Passport Card Application

Age Passport Fee Expedite Fee (optional) Total Passport fee
with Optional Expedite Fee
Age 16 and Over: $30.00 $60.00 $90.00
Under Age 16: $15.00 $60.00 $75.00


Applicants for both the passport book and the card will only have to pay one execution fee.

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