Passports

The Collector's Office has been certified as a Passport Acceptance Agency! New applications are being accepted during regular business hours in the Collector's Office, Room 4 in City Hall. (Renewals are done on your own, and you save yourself the $25 processing fee!)

NEW PASSPORT (Ages 16 and up)

You will need:

  • One color passport photograph, 2"x2" with a white background (taken no more than 6 months ago)
  • Proof of Citizenship (one of the following)
    • Certified Birth Certificate (must show applicant's full name, date & place of birth, raised/embossed seal and file date)
    • Expired US Passport
  • Proof of Identity (one of the following)
    • Driver's License
    • Military ID
  • Completed DS-11 form
  • Check or Money Order made out to the US Dept of State
  • Check or Money Order made out to the City of Salem
    • $25

NEW PASSPORT (Ages 15 and under)

You will need:

  • One color passport photograph, 2"x2" with a white background (taken no more than 6 months ago)
  • Proof of Citizenship (one of the following)
    • Certified Birth Certificate (must show applicant's full name, date & place of birth, raised/embossed seal and file date. Under age 16, parents' names must also appear on the certificate)
  • Proof of Identity
    • Ex: School ID
  • Both parents and child must be present when submitting application. If only one parent appears, you must also submit one of the following:
    • Second parent's notarized written statement consenting to passport issuance for the child
    • Primary evidence of sole authority to apply
    • A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second parent's unavailability)
  • Completed DS-11 form
  • Check or Money Order made out to the US Dept of State
  • Check or Money Order made out to the City of Salem
    • $25

PASSPORT RENEWAL (processed on your own)

You may use form DS-82 if:

  • You can submit your most recent US Passport
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent US Passport was issued
  • You were issued your most recent US Passport less then 15 years ago
  • You use the same name as on your most recent US Passport  OR  You have changed your name by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect your name change

** If you are unable to meet all of the above specifications, you are considered a new applicant **

To renew your passport, you will need:

  • Your most recent US Passport
  • One color passport photograph, 2"x2" with a white background (taken no more than 6 months ago)
  • A marriage certificate or court order if your name has been changed
  • Check or Money Order made out to the US Dept of State

FORMS

Forms are available in our office, or by visiting the US Department of State's website at travel.state.gov.

Customers who are traveling within 2 weeks (14 days) or who need foreign visas for travel must make an appointment at the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778, Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm local time, excluding Federal holidays.

Boston Passport Agency
Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Suite 247
Boston, MA  02222-1094

For any other questions or to check the status of your passport, please visit the US Department of State's website at travel.state.gov.