Costa Mesa Branch 
United States Passport Acceptance Service

Costa Mesa Branch Library

United States Passport Acceptance Service


Walk-In Service

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Evening

3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 By Appointment


10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For Appointments Call:

(949) 646-8845


O. C. Public Libraries
Costa Mesa Branch Library
1855 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, Ca 92627

 Costa Messa passport service

Documentation needed to get a passport

1. Passport Photos

You will need 2 identical color passport photos, 2” by 2” in size, taken within the last 6 months, showing current appearance. Photos need to have a plain white background.  The person must be looking straight ahead. No hair covering or adornments can be visible in the hair.  Light sensitive glasses that obscure the eyes cannot be worn.  To make this a one stop center, the Friends of the Costa Mesa Libraries offers Photo Service during Passport hours.

Cost: $10.00 for 2 identical photos. (cash, check or money order)


2. Passport Application Forms

You will need the DS-11 form to submit your application.  The forms are available at the library, or you can download them from the Passport Agency website: http://travel.state.gov.  Be Prepared to supply:  Social Security Numbers, current and/ or previous spouse’s birth information and parent’s birth information (even if deceased).


3. Proof of Citizenship

No photocopies accepted.  You will need either a certified copy of a Birth Certificate issued by the county, city, or state of birth, or current or previous U.S. Passport or original Certificate of Naturalization.  Documents must meet the requirements set by the Department of State.  They will determine the acceptability of all documents presented. 

Hospital Birth Certificates and California and Texas Birth Abstracts are NOT accepted for proof of citizenship.   If you have either of the above you can order a new full certified copy by going in person to the Clerk-Recorder’s office in Santa Ana for Orange County or Norwalk for L. A, County or go through Vital check at:  http://www.vitalchek.com.


 Your original documents will be mailed back to you.


4. Proof of Identity

Adults may show a current valid U.S. driver’s license or state issued Identification card, Military I.D. card (current) or Government issued photo I.D. card (current). For Out-of-State I.D., a second form of identification is required (Costco, AAA, bank or credit card).


Required Passport Book Fees at the Costa Mesa Library

Two Separate Payments:

Adults  (16 & older)

$110.00 payable to Department of State - (check or money order only)

$25.00 payable to O.C. Public Libraries - (check or money order or cash)

Children under 16

$80.00 payable to Department of State - (check or money order only)

$25.00 payable to O. C. Public Libraries. - (check or  money order or cash)


U.S. Passport fees are standardized.  Every passport acceptance agency charges a $25.00 processing fee.


Optional Services

(check or money order)

Expedite Fee ...$60.00 per application

Express mail (one way) ….$14.96  (not available for passport card)

File Search Fee...$150.00 non-refundable

Additional visa page … $82.00





NOT for travel by air. Valid for land and sea crossings between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean only.


  •    10 years for adults

  •     5 years for minors

Size: Wallet size

Cost for first time applicants

$30      payable to Department of State  (Check or Money Order only)

$25      payable to O.C.P.L. (Check or Money Order or Cash)

      $55 for adult (16 years and older)


$15      payable to Department of State (Check or Money Order only)

$25      payable to O.C.P.L. (Check or Money Order or Cash)

      $40 for minors (under age 16)




Valid for travel by air, sea or land.


10 years for adults

5 years for minors

Size: 5” x 3 ½” (when unopened)


Cost for first-time applicants

$110      payable to Department of State   (Check or Money Order only)

$25      payable to O.C.P.L.     (Check or Money Order or Cash)

      $135 for adults (16 years and older)


$80      payable to Department of State  (Check or Money Order only)

$25      payable to O.C.P.L. (Check or Money Order or Cash)

      $105 for minors (under age 16)


You can apply for both documents (Passport Book and Passport Card) at the same time.


Important Passport Information

All passport applicants must apply in person, regardless of age.

Both parents must be present and show identification when applying for their child’s passport when the child is under age sixteen.

If one parent is unable to come, a Statement of consent form DS-3053 from the parent unable to come can be used, but must be notarized.

A birth certificate must also be present when renewing a child’s passport if the child is under the age of sixteen.

For an additional $60, you can expedite your passport to receive it within three weeks.

If you are traveling within two calendar weeks,  you must call the Los Angeles Passport Agency at 1-877-487-2778 to make an appointment for service.  You will need to show proof of travel.

For More Information  Please  see the  Official  Passport Website


Toll-free at 1-877-487-2778

TDD: 1-888-874-7793

E-mail at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Friends of the Library Officers

President - Bob Ooten

Past President - Mar Ellen Goddard

VP Membership - Donna Stapleton

VP Programs - jim Fisler

Secretary - Judith Lamb

Treasurer -Branka Hubbard

Mesa Verde Bookstore manager - Bob Ooten

Dungan Bookstore manager - Mary Ellen Goddard

Nancy Ypma--Purchaser

Scarlett Finney--Newsletter Editor and PR

Debbie Jara--Mesa Verde Bookstore Liaison

Book Sale manager - Mary Ellen Goddard.

Passport Service manager - Mary Ellen Goddard

Volunteer Coordinator - Open

Public relations chair - Scarlett Finey

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