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Passport Services

Starting in January, the Bridgeport Public Library will be a passport acceptance facility. We accept passport applications by appointment on behalf of the US Department of State.

If this is your first time applying for a passport, please have the following:

  • Completed application
  • Proof of US citizenship
  • Acceptable form of ID 
  • Two separate payments for both the US Department of State and the Bridgeport Public Library

The US Department of State can accept checks (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s), money orders (US postal, international, currency exchange), and bank drafts. These fees can be accessed here on the website – the official government website for all passport-related information. This webpage also provides links to the first-time application, renewal application, passport replacement, processing times, types of acceptable forms of citizenship evidence, photo identification requirements, and passport photo guidelines.

Bridgeport Public Library can accept cash, checks (personal, certified, cashier’s), money orders (US postal), and bank drafts. This would be $35 for the acceptance fee (first-time application only) and an additional $15 if you choose to have your passport photo taken here.

The National Passport Information Center is available to answer additional questions: or 1-888-874-2778 (TDD/TTY 1-888-874-7793).