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New passport applications will be accepted at the Beatley Central and Barrett Branch libraries by appointment only.

Appointments can be made up to 7 days in advance and become available at 12 AM (i.e. each Saturday at 12 AM, the appointments for the following Saturday open up). Your best chance to get an appointment is to try in the morning—Mondays, Wednesdays and alternating Saturdays for Barrett, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for Beatley.  Saturday appointments are highest in demand, so trying to book at as early as possible is your best bet. If there is no availability, check back later or visit to find other passport acceptance facilities in the area.

Processing times for passport applications are unusually long due to mail delays and application backlogs. Please click here to find out current processing estimates.

If you are a Virginia resident and need assistance in getting your passport in the next 14 days, you can contact Senator Mark Warner's office at 540-857-2676 or online here.

Información general sobre pasaportes, en Español, de Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos.

US Passport



Passport services are available by appointment only at the Beatley Central Library and Barrett Branch during these times:

Beatley Central Library
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703-746-1702

Passport service times:
Tuesday: 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday: 2 pm – 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 3 pm

Barrett Branch
717 Queen Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-746-1703

Passport service times:
Monday: 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 1 pm
Saturday (alternating): 10 am – 1 pm



  • There is high demand for passport appointments. Please cancel your appointment by calling the location or using the button below, if you will be unable to make it.
  • If you are late to your appointment, we may be unable to assist you.
  • Each person that is applying for a passport requires a separate appointment.
  • When you arrive, check in at the Information Desk.
  • Please bring all of your documentation to your appointment.
  • Passport applications must be filled out in black ink prior to your appointment. If you make a mistake, you must fill out a new form. The State Department will not accept form where items have been crossed out or altered with correction fluid.
  • Please visit to check the current processing times for routine and expedited passport applications. If you need your passport faster than the expedited processing time, please call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778.



Please bring the following materials:

NOTE: All applicants, including children, need to be present for their appointments. 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.




Beatley Central Library offers a self-service Passport Photo Booth. The cost is $13.99, payable by credit or debit card only. The booth is available on a first-come, first-serve basis during opening hours.

The following locations near the Beatley Central and Barrett Branch locations offer passport photos for purchase:

  • CVS, 5101 Duke St.  703-823-7430
  • UPS Store, 3213 Duke St. 703-823-4500
  • AAA, 2231 Eisenhower Ave. 703-549-1080
  • FedEx Office, 2241 Eisenhower Ave. 703-299-6186
  • Dale Digital, 810 N. Fairfax St. 703-660- 9533
  • Walgreens, 4515 Duke St. 703-751-4900




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 $130 $30 $35 $60
  Under Age 16 $100 $15 $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 “U.S. 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."




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.


Last updated: March 2024