U.S. Passport - Township of SchaumburgTownship of Schaumburg U.S. Passport - Township of Schaumburg

Applying at the Township of Schaumburg

The Township of Schaumburg can help with first-time passports and renewals. Below is information to know before you visit.

Passport service is walk-in only; please make sure you are FULLY prepared before you come in. When you arrive, take a number and be seated until an agent can assist you.

Call 847-285-4561 if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am -4pm

*Office hours may vary.

Thursdays and Fridays are our busiest hours. Residents may experience a longer wait time for processing. To shorten your time, please have applications completed, using BLACK INK only, PRIOR to arrival.

Please Note: Passport applications are always free of charge and always available on travel.state.gov or the Township website. If you are asked to pay a fee for completing an application online, you should consider this request fraudulent.

 

U.S. Passport Book

International air travel requires you to obtain a U.S. Passport Book.  The Passport Book can be used for all forms of travel which include air, land and sea.

The Passport Book also comes in two different sizes, a 28-page book or 52-page book, and you can choose the size based on the amount of travel you anticipate.

U.S. Passport Book fees are $130.00 for adults (16 & older) and valid for 10 years. 

U.S. Passport Book fees are $100.00 for minors (15 & under) and valid for 5 years. 

A personal check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State must accompany each application.

All fees made to the U.S. Department of State must be paid by personal check, money order or cashier’s check only.

Personal check cannot be a starter check.

U.S. Passport Card

You can obtain a U.S. Passport Card for land and/or sea travel to Canada, Mexico, The Caribbean or Bermuda.

The card is a more convenient and less expensive option than the passport book, however the card cannot be used for international air travel.

U.S. Passport Card fees are $30.00 for adults (16 & older) and valid for 10 years. 

U.S. Passport card fees are $15.00 for minors (15 & under) and valid for 5 years. 

All fees made to the U. S. Department of State must be paid by personal check, money order or cashier’s check only.

Personal check cannot be a starter check.

Processing Times

  • Routine service can take between 6 to 8 weeks from the day an application is received at a processing facility.
  • Expedite service can take between 2 to 3 weeks from the day an application is received at a processing facility.
    • **Additional fee applies.

Please Note: It may take up to 2 weeks for applications to arrive at a passport agency or center. It may take up to 2 weeks for you to receive a completed passport after it is printed. These times do not promise OR guarantee delivery in this time period.  The processing times are averages.

Processing times + Mailing times = Total time to get a passport

Summary of U.S. Department of State Fees

A full list of the U.S. Department of State fees can be found in English and Spanish.

Adult Passport Book (16 & older, valid for 10 years) – $130.00

Adult Passport Card (16 & older, valid for 10 years) – $30.00

Minor Passport Book(15 & under, valid for 5 years) – $100.00

Minor Passport Card (15 & under, valid for 5 years) – $15.00

Expedite Processing Service (2-3 week processing time) – $ 60.00

1-2 Day Delivery(This mailing fee cuts down the 1-2 week mailing time to 1-2 days after passport processing.) – $19.53

** Please note: The 1-2 Day delivery CANNOT be added for those ONLY applying for the passport CARD.

All fees made to the U. S. Department of State must be paid by personal check, money order or cashier’s check only.

Personal check cannot be a starter check.

Processing Delays

Application errors can delay processing.

If the applicant makes an error on the application, that page in the application must be completed again.

Corrections made with white-out, crossing out the incorrect information, writing the correction on top of the error, etc., are NOT acceptable.

Please use caution when completing forms, hand writing must be legible, all forms must be completed using BLACK ink only.

Visit passportstatus.state.gov to check the status on applications that have been submitted. Due to delays being experienced within the U.S. Postal Service and the increased number of passport applications, it may take up to 2 weeks for the application status information to be posted.

Urgent or Emergency Travel?

Apply at least six months before any planned travel.

For Emergency travel, it is possible for passports to be expedited at a Passport Processing Agency within 72 hours.

Due to limited availability for urgent/emergency travel appointments, The Department of State CANNOT guarantee you can receive in-person service at a passport center. They are prioritizing customers with life-or-death emergencies. Call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY)

First Time Adult Applicants

Adults (18 and up):

  • Fill out DS-11 Application prior to coming in. use BLACK ink only. (Do not sign)
  • For applicants who have NEVER had a Passport book or card:
    • Bring a certified original copy of your birth certificate that lists parental information issued by the county or state you were born in. Naturalized citizens must provide their original certificate of naturalization.
  • For applicants who previously had a MINOR (5 year) passport book/card:
    • Bring in previous passport book or card that is expired or expiring. They will need to  be turned in with the application. NO certified original copy of your birth certificate is needed if you have the passport book or card.
    • If you cannot find or do not have your most recently issued Passport book or card, fill out the DS-64 Passport Lost or Stolen Form in addition to the application. You WILL need to bring in a certified original copy of your birth certificate that lists parental information issued by the county or state you were born in.
  • Proof of identity: Valid Driver’s License or State ID
    • If you are bringing a state ID please note: The Department of state requires a second form of ID to show in addition to the state ID, i.e. a Social Security Card.
    • Not sure if you have the right ID? Check Travel.State.gov’s list of accepted Primary and Secondary ID’s
  • Bring a personal check, cashiers check or money order made out to the U. S. Department of State.
    • **Personal check cannot be a starter check.
  • Want to make sure that you’re prepared? Use our Checklist for Adult Applicants

An additional $35.00 processing fee will be charged per application (DS-11 Application only) payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card (4% service fee applicable)**.


Applicants 16-17 Years Old

  • Fill out DS-11 Application prior to coming in. use BLACK ink only. (Do not sign)
  • Bring a certified original copy of your birth certificate that lists parental information issued by the county or state you were born in.
    • If applicant had a previous passport book or card that is expired or expiring, bring those items in as well. They will need to be turned in with the application. The certified original copy of your birth certificate will STILL be needed along with passport book or card
    • Please note if the 16 or 17 year old was born OUTSIDE of the U.S., additional forms are needed. Please see our Checklist for Foreign-Born Child
  • ONE parent or legal guardian needs to be present with the 16 or 17 year old.
  • Proof of identity: Valid Driver’s License or State ID for both the applicant and parent or legal guardians.
    • If you are bringing a state ID please note that The Department of state requires a second form of ID to show in addition to the state ID, i.e. a Social Security Card.
    • For 16-17 year old’s, a school ID is valid to use as long as it is for the current school year.
    • Not sure if you have the right ID? Check Travel.State.gov’s list of accepted Primary and Secondary ID’s
  • Bring a personal check, or money order made out to the U. S. Department of State.
    • **Personal check cannot be a starter check
  • Want to make sure that you’re prepared? Use our Checklist for 16 or 17 Year Olds

An additional $35.00 processing fee will be charged per application (DS-11 Application only) payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card (4% service fee applicable)**.

Minor Applicants

Minors (15 and younger)

    • Fill out DS-11 Application prior to coming in. Use BLACK ink only. (Do not sign)
    • Bring a certified original copy of the applicants birth certificate that lists parental information issued by the county or state you were born in.
    • If applicant had a previous passport book/card that is expired or expiring, bring those items in as well. They will need to  be turned in with the application. The certified original copy of your birth certificate will STILL be needed along with passport book or card.
    •  Please note if minor was born OUTSIDE of the U.S., additional forms are needed. Please see our Checklist for Foreign-Born Child
    • BOTH parents or legal guardians need to be present WITH the minor at the time of applying.
      • If only ONE parent or legal guardian can be present, please submit ONE of the following that applies:
    • Proof of identity: Valid Driver’s License or State ID of BOTH parents or legal guardians.
      • If you are bringing a state ID please note: The Department of state requires a second form of ID to show in addition to the state ID, i.e. a Social Security Card.
      • Not sure if you have the right ID? Check Travel.State.gov’s list of accepted Primary and Secondary ID’s
    • Bring a personal check, or money order made out to the U. S. Department of State.
      • **Personal check cannot be a starter check
    • Want to make sure that you’re prepared? Use our Checklist for Minor Applicants (Under 16)

An additional $35.00 processing fee will be charged per application (DS-11 Application only) payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card (4% service fee applicable)**.

Adult Renewal

You are only eligible for the Adult renewal if you had a previous 10 year passport book/card AND your passport book/card has NOT been expired for more than 5 years. 

  • Fill out DS-82 Renewal Application prior to coming in. Use BLACK ink only. (Do not sign)
  • Bring in the Passport Book and or Card that is expired or expiring, you will need to turn those in with the application.
  • If you are changing your name, make sure you bring the original and certified copy of the name change document and and an updated ID.
  • Bring a personal check, or money order made out to the U. S. Department of State.
    • **Personal check cannot be a starter check
  • Want to make sure that you’re prepared? Use our Checklist for Adult Renewal Applicants

An additional $10.00 mailing fee will be charged per renewal application (DS-82 Application only) payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card (4% service fee applicable)**.

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Passport expired more than 5 years ago? 

  • Fill out DS-11 Application prior to coming in. use BLACK ink only. (Do not sign)
  • Bring in your previous passport book or card
    • If you cannot find or do not have your most recently issued Passport book or card, Bring a certified original copy of your birth certificate that lists parental information issued by the county or state you were born in. Naturalized citizens must provide their original certificate of naturalization.
    • Additionally, fill out DS-64 Passport Lost or Stolen Form
  • Proof of identity: Valid Driver’s License or State ID.
    • If you are bringing a state ID please note: The Department of state requires a second form of ID to show in addition to the state ID , i.e. a Social Security Card.
    • Not sure if you have the right ID? Check Travel.State.gov’s list of accepted Primary and Secondary ID’s
  • Bring a personal check, cashiers check or money order made out to the U. S. Department of State.
    • **Personal check cannot be a starter check
  • Want to make sure that you’re prepared? Use our Checklist for Adult Applicants

An additional $35.00 processing fee will be charged per application (DS-11 Application only) payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card (4% service fee applicable)**.

 

Passport Photos

Photos can be taken at the Township for $10.00 payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card (4% service fee applicable)**.

The U.S. Department of State requires passport photos to be current (taken within the last 6 months) when applying or reapplying for a passport book/card.

One passport photo is required for submission.

Please note – We are only able to provide 2″ x 2″ size photos for passports and other documents.  The photos can only be cut down to the “2 x 2” size and we are unable to provide a digital copy of the photos.  If the photo is for a document or passport other than a U.S. Passport, we recommend checking photo requirements before coming in.

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Have your own photo but not sure if it’s the right size?

Check Travel.State.gov for the most accurate photo guide and instructions.

You can also check your photo using the guide below!

Please note: The photo guide is formatted for computer screen viewing. If viewing on a smaller screen, the dimensions will not be accurate.

Township Fees

The Township’s fees are SEPARATE from the U.S. Department of State fees. Do NOT combine U.S. Department of State’s fees with Township fees.

Ds-11 New Application or Minor Application  – $35.00 

2 Photos – $10.00

Renewal Mailing fee – (Adult Passport Expired within the past 5 years) – $ 10.00   

You can pay the Township’s fees with check, money order, cashier’s check, cash or Credit/Debit Card (4% service fee applicable)**.

Additional Forms

DS-64 Passport Lost or Stolen Form:

If you were issued a passport in the past, you are required to submit the most recent passport with your passport application. If you cannot locate your previous passport you will be required to fill out a DS-64 lost/stolen form with your passport application.

 

DS-3053 Statement of Consent for Issuance to a Minor:

If you are applying for a minor (15 years old or younger), both parents are required to be present during the processing of the application. If one parent cannot be present, he/she will be required to submit a DS-3053 form and a front and back copy of his/her Driver’s License, giving consent to the other parent to apply for the minor on behalf of both parents.

 

DS-5504 Application for a U.S. Passport – Name Change, Date Correction, and Limited Passport Replacement:

If you were issued a passport less than 1 year ago and your name has been legally changed due to marriage or court order, than you may re-apply for your passport at no charge. However, if you require Expedited Service you will be responsible for that charge.