Passports

Photograph of map, camera and US passport

Most Anchorage Public Library locations are becoming U.S. Passport Acceptance Facilities, which will allow APL staff to accept US passport applications under the guidelines of, and on behalf of, the United States Department of State. We are not part of the application process beyond this function and have a limited availability of Passport Acceptance Agents.

If you need to renew a passport, click here for information about renewal by mail.

Plan Ahead

Plan far in advance to your need. It is recommended that applications be submitted at least two months prior to need.  Be aware that APL staff have limited availability for appointments due to the many other duties they are required to fulfill.

Schedule an Appointment

An appointment must be scheduled in advance in order to process an application. Appointments last approximately 60 minutes, with the last appointment starting 60 minutes prior to the posted end time.

Loussac Library - 343-2975 ext. 4

Wednesdays: 4 pm - 7 pm
Fridays: 11 am - 2 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 12 pm

Mountain View Library - 343-2818

Tuesdays: 3 pm - 6 pm
Thursdays: 2 pm - 5 pm

Muldoon Library - 343-4032

Tuesdays: 3 pm - 6 pm

Chugiak-Eagle River Library - 343-1530

Not available at this time.

Please note that all parts of the application must be fully prepared before you arrive for your appointment. An incomplete application, missing information, or tardiness will result in cancellation of the  appointment.

Timeframe

Routine passports take 6-8 weeks to process. Expedited passports take approximately 3 weeks.

Checklist

Prepare for your appointment using the checklist below or download our Passport Application Checklist

  • 1 acceptable passport photo (do not wear glasses)
  • 1 certified birth certificate (not a copy) with a photocopy of both sides
  • 1 check made out to U.S. Department of State
    • $110 (passport book, 16 or older)
    • $ 80 (passport book, under 16)
    • $ 30 (passport card, 16 or older)
    • $ 15 (passport card, under 16)
    • Add $60 to any of these if expediting your passport
  • 1 $35 check made out to Municipality of Anchorage
  • 1 driver's license/government photo ID with a photocopy of both sides
  • 1 passport application filled out in BLACK INK and WITHOUT a signature

Additional forms may be required depending on your circumstances. Visit travel.state.gov for more information.

More Information

You can get more information on passport requirements or track the status of your passport at the U.S. Department of State passport website travel.state.gov.