MCDL will begin processing passports again on Monday, March 15 by appointment only. Passport photo service is still suspended.
Passport service is available by appointment only at Medina, Brunswick and Lodi Libraries. No appointments will be made the last hour the library is open.
Go to mcdl.info/Locations for library locations, phone numbers, and open hours before calling to schedule.
Please have passport forms filled out in advance in black pen and necessary paperwork in hand upon arrival.
Passport Photo service remains suspended. Applicants need a passport photo in hand when coming to the library to apply.
The following locations in Medina County are providing passport photos:
AAA, CVS, UPS Store, Walgreens, Walmart. Fees vary by location.
Library Hours - starting April 5
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Passport services are available until one (1) hour before closing.
Medina Library - 330-725-0588
Brunswick Library - 330-273-4150
Lodi Library - 330-948-1885
Apply for a Passport
If this is your first passport, you will need to apply in person. If you are renewing an expired adult passport issued within the last 15 years, you may apply by mail.
When applying for a passport in person, you need to submit:
- A completed application for passport (available at the library and other passport application agencies)
- To save time, complete the application online, print, bring to library.
- Do not sign this application before visiting the library or other agency.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship which may be a previous U.S. passport, certified birth certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization. No photocopies will be accepted. Documents will be returned with your issued passport. If you do not have a certified copy of your birth certificate, contact the agency which holds your birth record. Other records that may be submitted for consideration are baptismal certificates, early census records, family bible records, newspaper files regarding the birth, and affidavits from relatives or medical personnel who attended the birth. Full information on documents for proof of citizenship is posted on the Department of State passport page.
- Current proof of identity which may be established with a previous U.S. passport or a current valid driver’s license, military I.D. card, or State I.D. card. Full information on proof of identity is posted on the Department of State passport page.
- One passport photo.
Two passport payments are required for a new passport.
Passport Fee, payable by check, money order or bank draft to
U.S. Department of State
$110.00 for an adult passport, valid for 10 years
$80.00 for a child’s (under 16) passport, valid for 5 years
$60 Expedite fee (four-week service)
$22.75 Overnight Mailing
$17.56 1-2 Day Return Service
Please note: There is currently a 10-12 week wait for passports. Expedited service even has a 4-6 week wait.
Applicants may want to factor additional expenses such as expediting and overnight mailing into cost.
Execution Fee, payable by cash, credit card, check, or money order to Medina County District Library
$35.00 execution fee for each new passport.
By law, the execution fee is non-refundable (22 CFR 51.65).
Please verify your social security number before you come in; you do not need to bring in your social security card.
The U.S. Department of State has the sole responsibility for examining applications and issuing passports.
Complete Passport Service Pricing
Travelers can also apply for a Passport Card. The Passport Card can only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
Adult Passport Cards cost $30.00.
Children’s cards are $15.00.
A $35.00 execution fee will be made payable to Medina County District Library.
Information about applying for the new Passport Card is available on the U.S. Department of State website.
Renewing Your Current Passport
You can renew your Passport by mail if all these conditions apply to your current U.S. Passport:
- it is undamaged and can be submitted with your application
- it was issued when you were age 16 or older
- it was issued within the last 15 years
- it was issued in your current name (or your name change legal document is mailed in with your application)
The Passport Renewal Form DS-82 is available online and at Passport Centers, so you can complete the mail-in renewal process yourself without going to a passport center, though our libraries do have the renewal form [DS-82] available for your convenience. No execution fee is required for a renewal application. The library cannot mail renewal applications on your behalf. Additional information about Passport Renewals. If any of the renewal conditions shown above are not met, you must follow the instructions for applying for the first time, in person.
MCDL is currently not processing Passport Photos. However, the following information may be useful to applicants. One passport photo is required. It must be:
- whole-face view taken within the last 6 months.
- 2" × 2" in size
- against a light background
- No hats or head-covering should be worn
- No glasses or face coverings
Vending machine photos are not acceptable. More details on Photo Requirements are located on the U.S. Department of State website. The following locations are providing passport photos in Medina County: AAA, CVS, UPS Store, Walgreens, Walmart. Fees vary by location.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to receive my passport?
Routine application processing typically takes 6–8 weeks. However, it is currently taking 10-12 weeks to process passports. The library can provide expedited service, for an additional $60.00 fee, which currently reduces the processing time to 4-6 weeks. Overnight Mailing is also available for a $22.75 fee.
Where can I get a copy of my birth certificate?
If you were born in the state of Ohio, any County Health Department can issue you a birth certificate.
Medina County Health Department
4800 Ledgewood Dr., 44256
For obtaining birth certificates from other states, consult the Centers for Disease Control list of Where to Write for Vital Records.
What if my name has changed?
The name on your passport should match your evidence of identity and citizenship. To change your name on a passport or as a proof of identity, you must submit a marriage certificate, or a certified copy of the court decree substantiating the change.
To have a replacement passport issued, submit this document with a completed Form DS-5504, following the Department of State instructions on the document.
Can I get a passport for my child?
For all children under age 16:
- Children must accompany you to apply for a passport.
- Both parents must be present.
- All applications for children under 16 require both parents’ or legal guardians’ consent.
- Birth certificates must be submitted for all children showing parental relationship (even if the child has had a previous passport).
For all children age 16 to 17:
- The minor must appear in person.
For security reasons, parental consent is recommended. Consent may be implied by a parent’s signature on the fee payment check or parental information as emergency contact.
If your child does not have identification of his/her own, a parent needs to accompany the child, present identification and co-sign the application.
I have an expired passport. Can I renew it by mail?
If the passport is an adult passport, is not damaged, was issued within the last 15 years and was issued in the same name (or the name change can be documented), you can renew it by mail.
How can I get a replacement for a lost or stolen passport?
Where can I get information about the status of my application?
Check the status or your passport on the U.S. Department of State website.
I have a family emergency and need a passport immediately. What can I do?
Contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 and the staff there will advise you.
There is no charge for this call.
What if the name on my passport doesn’t match the name in which I’ve purchased my airline tickets?
Airlines strongly encourage you to buy tickets with the exact name listed on your passport.
If you have purchased international flight tickets, be sure the name you use on your passport application will match the name on your airline tickets.
To change your name on a passport or as a proof of identity, you must submit a marriage certificate, or certified copy of the court decree substantiating the change. There is no charge for this service if requested within one year of the name change.
When applying for a passport for travel prior to a marriage the applicant must obtain the passport in their current legal name and then request the change within one year.
To have a replacement passport issued, submit this document with a completed Form DS-5504, following the Department of State instructions.
Passport application acceptance agencies do not handle visas. A visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country. Foreign entry requirements vary by country.
Visas are obtained through consular offices. Some travel agents handle visa requirements.
Travel to Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada or Mexico
The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) will require all travelers to and from the Americas, the Caribbean, and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.