Passport Application Processing

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What to know before you arrive at the Passport Application Processing Office:


  • If you need your passport in two weeks or less, please call the National Passport Information Center (1-877-487-2778) to make an appointment at the Arkansas Passport Center in Hot Springs in order to get your passport processed in time.

  • Applications are accepted ONLY at the Main Library (2801 Orange Street, North Little Rock, AR  72114).

  • We do not take appointments.

  • Applicants are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • All applicants must appear in person in order to have their application processed.

  • Applicants under the age of 16 must have both parents or guardians present.

  • You should have your application form(s) completely filled out prior to entering the application office.  You may be asked to step out and complete the application while other customers' applications are processed.

  • You may wish to call (501-404-2937) before you make the trip to the library (especially on the weekends)  to ask about possible wait times to be seen by an agent.  If the wait is very long, we may not be able to get to you that day.  Saturdays are usually busy.  You should arrive as close to opening (9am) as possilbe.

  • The application office closes 1 hour prior to the library closing.  This is to give the passport agent time to finish assisting any customer still in the office and to prepare the received applications for mailing the next morning.

  • If you are applying through the library (we send it in), we will take your photos for free at our location.  If you only need photos and no processing, we will provide your photos for $5.00.


    Have you lost your most recent passport?  Click here to declare your passport lost before applying for a new one.



What is needed BEFORE we can begin processing a passport application:

1.Completed application form(s).
    Forms are available at the library, or online at
    *must have or know Social Security Number
    (Note: Forms must be completed in BLACK INK ONLY.)

2. Proof of citizenship (at least one of the following):United States Birth Certificate (must be a certified copy with a raised or colored seal. Photocopies, scanned computer prints, or hospital birth records are not acceptable)

  • U.S. Citizen’s Birth Abroad Papers
  • Previous United States Passport
  • Naturalization Papers

3. Current Photo Identification (one of the following)

  • Driver’s License
  • State Identification Card
  • Military Identification
  • Previous Passport

For minors (applicants under age 16), both parents must appear with their photo ID. 
If only one parent is present, then the absent parent should have filled out form
DS-3053 and had it notarized for submission with the minor’s passport application.  A photocopy of the absent parent's photo ID (front & back on same page) must accompany the DS-3053 form.

4. Payment (per application)

   Routine Applications:
Check or Money Order for $110 (adults, age 16 and up) to the U.S. Department of State ($80 for minors, under age 16)
Check, cash, debit, credit card for $35 to Laman Library for processing fee.

   Expedited Applications:
One check or money order for $170 (adults) to the U.S. Department of State ($140 for minors, under age 16)
One check, cash, debit, credit card for $35 to Laman Library for processing fee.
NOTE: Applicant must bring two separate forms of payment: one for the
U.S. Department of State and one for Laman Library.

Example 1: One $110 check made out to the U.S. Department of State and another $35 check made out to Laman Library.


Example 2: One $80 money order made out to the U.S. Department of State and a debit card to pay the $35 fee to Laman Library.

To ensure your process goes smoothly, if you have ANY questions at all, please call
to speak to one our certified passport agents before coming to the library. (501) 404-2937

You may also visit the U.S. Department of State website for further information.



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