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The George W. Hawkes Downtown Library is a Passport Application Acceptance Facility 

100 South Center Street
Arlington TX 76010
First Floor

The Passport Acceptance Facility at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library has changed to an online appointments-only system. See more details on how to book your online appointment below.

Passport Acceptance Facility Hours 
Monday - Wednesday      CLOSED
Thursday                         12 - 9 p.m.
Friday                              12 - 6 p.m.
Saturday                          12 - 6 p.m.
Sunday                             2 - 6 p.m.
Phone Number
Passport Acceptance Facility Holiday Closure Dates
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Friday, March 29, 2024
Saturday, March 30, 2024
Sunday, March 31, 2024
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Thursday, July 4, 2024
Saturday, August 31, 2024
Saturday, October 12, 2024
Saturday, November 9, 2024
Thursday, November 28, 2024
Friday, November 29, 2024
Thursday, December 26, 2024

How to apply for a passport. You can also find a full overview of passport applications here.

Students looking for financial assistant can apply for the Otis & Rosie Brown Scholarship.

Step 1: Collect required documents

Passport Application — All applicants must present a completed application either typed or hand-written in black ink.

Citizenship Evidence — All applicants must present citizenship evidence and a copy of citizenship evidence. See the complete list for acceptable citizenship evidence

Other required documentation for applications, such as birth certificates, are obtainable at the Vital Records office in Arlington’s City Hall, located at 101 W. Abram St. 1st Floor, Arlington, TX, 76010.

Photo ID — A photo ID and a copy of the photo ID (front and back).

Do not increase or decrease the size of the image.

ID Example

Passport Photo — Passport photo service is available on-site for $15

Step 2: Calculate Fee for the U.S Department of State

Two charges will be processed

  • The Library will charge a $35 execution fee that can be paid by cash, card, or check
  • The U.S Department of State fee can be paid by check, banker's note, or money order
Fee Chart Feb 2023 Highlights

Passport Chart Fee English

Passport Chart Fee Spanish

Applicants can also use the Fee Calculator to determine the correct amount.

Any circled costs may be included into a single check, money order, or cashier's check per application.

First-time Adult Passport Book $130
Expedite Fee $60
1-2 Day Delivery $19.53
Total $209.53
You may use one of the following payment options for the U.S. Department of State

Personal Check

Personal Check

Cashier's Check

Cashier's Check

Money Order

Money Order

Step 3: Calculate Fee for the Arlington Public Library

Automatic $35 execution fee per application.

$15 Passport photo service available.

Execution Fee $35
Passport Photo Fee $15

There are 3 payment options for the Arlington Public Library.

Personal Check

personal check picture


cash picture

Credit or Debit Card

credit card picture

Step 4: Make your online reservation at the link below:

Duplicate reservations will result in the last reservation being deleted.

Reservation can be made up to 90 days in advance. Only the registrant who is on the registration will be seen for the time slot. If the appointment is for your child, then note the child's name.

These appointments are in-person but reservations must be made online.

If you need assistance with logging into a computer, please visit any of your local Arlington Public Libraries for basic computer technological support.

Step 5: Visit the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

Bring all required documents and payments to the Downtown Library. Appointments must be made through online reservations only.

The Passport Acceptance Facility is located on the first floor of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time for parking and to check in.

Once you arrive, please head directly to the passport office to check yourself in at the computer located directly in front of the passport office. If no one has checked in by 5 minutes after the appointment, the reservation will be automatically canceled and available for other patrons to reserve.