Apply for a U.S. Passport at the Alexandria Library

The Alexandria Library is pleased to offer passport services at the Beatley Central Library and Barrett Branch.

Locations & Hours for Passport Services

Passport services will be offered on a first come - first served basis during the times listed below. No appointments are needed. When you arrive, check in at the Information Desk.

United States of America Passport



Passport service times:

Beatley Central Library

5005 Duke Street,

Alexandria, VA 22304

Phone: 703-746-1702

Parking is available onsite.

Tuesday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Barrett Branch

717 Queen Street,

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-746-1703


Passport service times:

Monday: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

NOTE: Please be advised that we reserve the right to close our waiting list early depending on the time available for processing applications. Accordingly, please arrive early.


Passport Processing

Please note that we only process new passport applications.

  • Renewals: Click here for information on renewing a passport.
  • Urgent Need: If you are traveling internationally within 2 weeks, please schedule an appointment at a passport agency by calling 1-877-487-2778.

For complete information about obtaining a passport, including citizenship and identification requirements, visit the Department of State's Passport Page.


To apply for a passport, please bring the following materials:

  • Passport application. You will need a completed, unsigned, DS-11 New Passport Application form. Complete forms using black ink only. Blank application forms may be picked up at the Beatley Central Library or found online.
  • Proof of United States citizenship. Click here for information on acceptable documents to demonstrate United States citizenship.
  • Photo identification. Click here for information on acceptable forms of photo identification.
  • Passport photo. The following locations near the Beatley Central and Barrett Branch Libraries offer passport photos for purchase:

CVS, 5101 Duke St, Alexandria, 703-823-7430;
UPS Store, 3213 Duke St, Alexandria, 703-823-4500;
AAA, 2231 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, 703-549-1080;
FedEx Office, 2241 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, 703-299-6186;
Rite Aid, 4515 Duke St., Alexandria, 703-751-4900

  • Passport fees for the U.S. Department of State and the Alexandria Library.


NOTE: Children ages 15 and under need both parents to be present. Teens between the ages of 16-17 should have at least one parent present at the time of application.


Passport fees

The Department of State requires two separate payments for each passport application. A summary of applicable fees is provided below. Please click here for a full fee schedule.



 Passport Book
Application Fee

Passport Card
Application Fee

Execution Fee Expedited Processing (Optional)

 Ages 16 and Older



 $35  $60

 Under Age 16



 $35  $60


  • Passport application fee. Applicants must pay passport application and expedited processing fees directly to the Department of State with a check or money order made payable to “Department of State”. These fees will be sent to the Department of State with each passport application.
  • Execution fee. Applicants must pay a $35 processing fee to the Alexandria Library with cash, check (no starter checks), or a money order. The check or money order should be made out to “Alexandria Library."


Requests for Status Information

If you would like to check on the status of a pending application:


Travel Guides and Reading Material

While you’re visiting the library, be sure to pick up travel guides to help you prepare for your trip or books about the country you’re visiting to read with your children. In addition, the Alexandria Library has a wide selection of print and digital materials for you to bring with you and enjoy during your trip.