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Information to apply for a Passport
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Needham Town Manager’s Office is an

authorized Passport Acceptance Facility

and accepts U.S. Passport applications

Monday to Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Minimum requirements for applying for a U.S. passport are:

  • DS-11 form filled out in black ink, Social Security # is required on the form.  Please print one-sided forms. The Dept. of State does not accept double-sided applications. (do not sign in advance)
  • Proof of Citizenship - Previous U.S. Passport, Original or certified copy of the long form Birth Certificate. 
  • Driver's License or valid government photo ID
  • Passport photo(s), please do not attach

Also needed are:

  • Expired passport
  • Check to 'Department of State' for each application and one check to 'Town of Needham' for execution fee 

To obtain a passport for a child under the age of 16, both parents must be present (with their photo IDs) along with the child. If 1 parent can not attend, a notarized Statement of Consent Form DS-3053 must be filled out for each child with a copy of the non-applying parent photo ID, (front and back, on the same sheet).  The original copy of the child's long form Birth Certificate is required even if a Passport was previously issued.  

To obtain or renew a passport for 16 or 17 year old, the applicant will need the minimum requirements listed above plus one parent must be present (with their photo ID).

PLEASE NOTE: If you hold an existing adult passport that was issued in your current name within the past 15 years and after your 16th birthday you must renew by mail using Renewal Form DS-82.


Processing Times:

Routine service: roughly 4-6 weeks
Expedite service: roughly 2-3 weeks

The requirements, fees and processing times are subject to change. Please inform us if you are traveling in less than 6 weeks as expediting may be a better option.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the U.S. State Department website Passport Information Pages for the most up-to-date information. Plan ahead when traveling abroad: allow six weeks for processing your passport. 

Fees: 

Adults (16 & older): Book $110.00 Card $30.00 both valid for 10 years
Children (15 & under) : Book $  80.00 Card $15.00 both valid for 5 years

Expedite Fee: an additional $60.00 per application.

The Department of State only accepts Checks or Money Orders. 

An execution fee of $35.00 (as of April 2, 2018) is payable to the Town of Needham.  We accept either check or cash. This fee is mandated by the Department of State and is the same at every Acceptance Facility.


Traveling within 2 weeks or less:

If you are traveling internationally in less than 2 weeks or need to obtain a foreign visa within 4 weeks, we will be unable to accept your passport application.  

You must call 1-877-487-2778 within 2 weeks of travel for an appointment at a Passport Agency. This line is available 24/7. The same application requirements for expediting will apply.  In addition, proof of travel will be required.  The nearest Passport Agency is:

Tip O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Room 247
Boston, Massachusetts 02222