Passport Services

In an effort to provide the best customer service we can and due to the increase in demand for passports on Saturdays, we are moving to an appointment system on Saturdays only starting August 2, 2014.

The Library has the right to close the Passport Office doors once we have reached maximum processing capacity for our business hours. We are sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. All applications will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please arrive early and be prepared for wait times. Thank you.


Walk-in Hours

At Peninsula Center: Monday - Thursday 1pm - 4:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (except holiday weekends)

Appointment-only Hours

At Peninsula Center: At Miraleste:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday Only 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Call (310) 377-9584 ext. 245 or 247         

Appointments need to be made 36 hours in advance.

Call (310) 377-9584 ext. 452         

Appointments need to be made by 2:00pm, one business day prior to the appointment time.


Passport Services are offered in the Administration Office on the second floor of the Peninsula Center Library or the Miraleste Library.

Peninsula Center Library 

Administration Office – 2nd Level
701 Silver Spur Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Miraleste Library 

29089 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Application Guidelines

Bring the following with you to apply for a passport:

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship (original/certified birth certificate (long form 8.5 x 11, not an abstract) that shows the full name of both parents, or your old passport, or your naturalization certificate)
  • Proof of identify (valid driver's license or state I.D.)
  • One passport color photograph (2 in x 2 in)
    (Passport Photo service is available at the Administration Office)
  • One Payment to U.S. Dept. of State (check or money order only)
  • One payment to the Palos Verdes Library District (cash, check, credit card, or money order)
  • Complete DS-11 Form – Section 1-22 only. Pick up the form at the Administration Office or you can download the form.
  • Children under 16 - Both parents must be present with child or submit a notarized statement of consent for parent unable to appear along with a copy of the driver license (front and back) or a copy of a passport. An original birth certificate is needed for new passports. A copy of a birth certificate will suffice for passport renewals.
    (Notary service is available at the Administration Office)

Note: All applicants applying for a passport must be present


Payment to

Age 15 & under - Book Age 15 & under - Card Age 16 & over - Book Age 16 & over - Card
U.S. Dept. of State (check or money order only) $80 $15 $110 $30
Palos Verdes Library District (cash, check, credit card, or money order) $25 $25 $25 $25
Total $105 $40 $135 $55


Allow 4 to 6 weeks for the return of the passport for regular service.
(Expedited service delivers within 3 weeks.)

Emergency Passports

Travelers departing within 2 weeks must make an appointment with the Los Angeles Passport Agency at (877) 487-2778 (24-hour appointment scheduling system).
(Expedited service delivers within 3 weeks.)

Additional Services and Fees

  • Photographs: Photos taken on site, $15.
  • Notary Service
  • Expedited Service: If travel is in less than 6 weeks $60 extra Passport Services Fee per application. Please allow 3 weeks.
  • Express Mail Postal Service: Current USPS rate returns your passport plus other documents via express mail rather than priority mail.
    • Cost of Express Mail: $17.75 to passport agency, $14.85 from the passport agency to the applicant
  • Passport Renewal: Most renewals can be done by mail. Renewals less than 5 years expired are done by mail. DS-82 renewal forms are available at the Administration Office. You may also download forms:

More Information and Questions

Call the Administration Office:
(310) 377-9584 ext. 247
(310) 377-9584 ext. 0 (Mon-Fri 8:30-5 pm)

U.S. Department of State:

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