The Township of Schaumburg can help with first-time passports and renewals Monday-Friday from 9-4pm*. The Township can also take photos for $10 onsite. Below is information to know before you visit the Township. Please call 847-285-4561 if you have any questions or need any assistance in any way. No appointments necessary – walk-ins welcome.
*Office hours may vary.
Please Note – Any original supporting documents (e.g., birth certificate, certificate of naturalization or legal documents) sent with an application can take up to 8 weeks after you receive the new passport to come back to you. If it has been more then 8 weeks, please contact the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778 to report that you have not received your documents.
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. For those ages 16 or older the passport is valid for 10 years, for minors under 16 the passport is valid for 5 years.
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.
Apply at least six months before planned travel. Due to limited availability for urgent 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. CallÂ 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY)
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.
Application errors can also 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.
Please see below for additional requirement checklists –
Checklist for Adult Applicants
Checklist for Adult Renewal Applicants
Checklist for 16 or 17 Year Olds
Checklist for Minor Applicants (Under 16)
Checklist for Foreign-Born Child
Checklist for Minor Child Born in Foreign Country and Adopted by U.S. Citizens
A full list of fees can be found here. English Spanish
One passport photo is required for submission. Photos can be taken at the Township for $10.00 payable to the Township of Schaumburg by cash, check, debit or credit card*.
Please note – We are unable to provide digital copies of passport photos. Also, we are only able to provide 2″ x 2″ size photos for passports and other documents. If you are renewing a passport or getting a visa for another country, it is recommended that you check with that country’s consulate for photo requirements.
*All debit or credit card transactions incur a 4% courtesy fee.
If you are planning to expedite your application (U.S. Passport Book only), there will be an additional charge of $60.00 (adult and children).
Minors fifteen (15) years of age and under must be accompanied by both parents or submit an original legal document stating sole legal custody has been granted to one parent. If the other parent cannot be present, you must submit a notarized DS-3053 parental consent form with the child’s application with a front and back copy of the consenting parents Driver’s License/State ID.
Minors sixteen (16) years of age and over with a government-issued ID such as a Driver’s License may apply by themselves, however without knowledge of parental consent it may delay the process of obtaining the U.S. Passport Book and/or Card. It is recommended that minors (between 16 and 17 years of age) be accompanied by at least one parent to acknowledge parental consent.
First time applicants or minors under the age of 18 renewing a passport are required to fill out a DS-11 application.
DS-11 Application Form (Online Fillable Form)
DS-11 Application (Printable PDF)
Instructions for completing DS-11
If you have an adult passport that was issued less than 15 years ago, and you are 18 years or older, you are required to fill out a DS-82 application form. Renewal Passport Applications are done by mail and do not need the assistance of an acceptance agent. *Please note – Children’s passports are not eligible for renewal using the DS-82 form. If your previous passport was only valid for 5 years, you will need to apply using the DS-11 form.
DS-82 Application (Printable PDF)
Instructions for completing DS-82
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-3053 Statement of Consent for Issuance to a Minor
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-64 Passport Lost or Stolen Form
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.
DS-5504 Application for a U.S. Passport – Name Change, Date Correction, and Limited Passport Replacement
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