Passport Services

Middle Country Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility. We provide the same level of service as other Passport Acceptance Facilities for all U.S. Citizens at a convenient location for our community. Click here to download the MCPL Passport Services brochure.

You must apply in person if ANY of the following are true:

  • You have never been issued a U.S. passport
  • You were under age 16 when your previous passport was issued
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was issued more than 15 years ago
  • Your most recent U.S. passport was lost or stolen
  • Your name has changed since your previous U.S. passport was issued and you are unable to legally document your name change

How To Apply

Step 1: Three Ways to Complete Form DS-11

Note: if printing, print single sided and bring all pages including instructions with you to the appointment. If filling out by hand, please print legibly and use black ink. DO NOT sign the DS-11 form until the Passport Agent instructs you to do so.

Step 2: What You Need

Note: copies of ID MUST contain the front and back of the ID on one page. The library has copy machines (additional fees apply) and can assist you with making copies.

  1. Proof of citizenship (one of the following along with one b/w or color copy)
    • Original birth certificate or a certified copy (no hospital certificates or photocopies)
    • Previous U.S. Passport or Passport Card
    • Naturalization certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  2. Proof of Identity (If applicable, bring along one b/w or color copy of the secondary ID)
  3. Fees (two separate payments are required for a passport application)
    • Application fee: payable to the U.S. Department of State by check or money order ONLY. See the fees section below for a listing of fees.
    • Acceptance fee: A separate payment of $35 per application is required for any passport facility. Payable to Middle Country Public Library by check, money order, or credit card (VISA, Mastercard, or Discover)
      • If applicable, the Overnight Delivery Service to the Department of State fee ($26.35) can be included with the Acceptance fee.

Step 3: Schedule an Appointment (Service is by Appointment ONLY)

We are available by appointment to process applications at the following hours, in Centereach:

  • Tuesdays…………………………9:30AM-7:00PM
  • Wednesdays……………………..9:30AM-7:00PM
  • Thursdays………………………..9:30AM-7:00PM
  • 1st Saturday of Every Month…..9:30AM-1:00PM

To make an appointment, call us at 631-585-9393 ext 300, email us at, or use our online form.

In a hurry to get your passport?

If you need your passport quickly (i.e. life or death emergency, traveling within two weeks), you can expedite your application. Please visit’s “Get a Passport in a Hurry” page prior to calling the library.

Applicants under 18 years of age

Applicants (Age 16 &17)

Minor Applicants (Under Age 16)


Can I renew? (PDF)    |    How To Renew (PDF)

Renewals CANNOT be handled by the Library. If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago and you were at least 16 years old when it was issued, a self-service renewal by mail is likely the correct option. Visit’s “Passport Renewal” page to confirm that renewal by mail is appropriate.

Note: If your last passport was issued when you were under 16, you will need to fill out a new DS-11 form. The Library accepts appointments for this form.

Passport Photos

Effective July 25, 2023, MCPL will no longer be taking passport photos.


Payment #1 (Payment made to the U.S. Department of State)

Fee Paid to the U.S. Department of State by check or money order Service Fee   Quantity   Total
Adult Passport $130.00 x =
Adult Card $30.00 x =
Child Passport $100.00 x =
Child Card $15.00 x =
Expedite Fee* $60.00 x =
Express Mail*+ $19.53 x =
Payment #1 TOTAL =

* Expedite and Express Mail fees are options you may pay for quicker processing. This fee applies to the delivery of a completed passport book from the Department of State to the customer.
+ PLEASE NOTE: Express Mail is not available for the Passport Card.

Payment #2 (Payment made to the Middle Country Public Library)

Fee Paid to the Middle Country Public Library by Check, Money Order, or Credit Card (VISA, Mastercard or Discover) Service Fee   Quantity   Total
Acceptance $35.00 x =
Express Mail* $26.35 x =
Payment #2 TOTAL =

* Expedite and Express Mail fees are options you may pay for quicker processing. This fee applies to the delivery of a completed application to the Department of State.

Processing Times

Visit’s “Processing Times” page for more information.

More Questions? Already Applied for a Passport?

Once your application has been completed by a Passport Acceptance Agent at the Library, all questions MUST be directed to the National Passport Information Center. We are not responsible for the processing time of your passport.

By Phone
Call the National Passport Information Center to check your application status at 1-877-487-2778 or (TDD) 1-888-874-7793 between the following hours:
Monday – Friday……..8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday……………….10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
*Excluding Federal Holidays

Check Online
Access the Online Passport Status System to check your application status. It may take up to 10 business days for applications to be trackable online.