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Passport Services

The Dorris Van Doren Branch Library is now an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the US Department of State

Beginning on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, The Dorris Van Doren Branch of the El Paso Public Library system, conveniently located at 551 E. Redd Rd., will become an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. The branch will offer passport processing and photo services  days a week, including Saturdays, from opening until 5 PM. No appointment necessary. The branch will accept all necessary documents and forward those to the US Department of State for processing. The process for obtaining a US Passport usually takes 4 to 6 weeks. 

What you will need:

  • A completed (unsigned) passport application filled out in black ink. Forms are available on US State Department website or at the Dorris Van Doren branch. 
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship.
  • Valid, government-issued photo identification
  • One passport photo (photo service available onsite for a fee) 


  • Local Fees (Payable to the City of El Paso. Cash, check or money order only)
$25 Execution Fee
$10 Photo Fee (optional: you may supply your own current photo)
  • Application Fee (payable to US State Department. Check or money order only) 
Visit for complete fee details
Full Schedule


Tue 10am - 5pm

Wed 10am - 5pm

Thu 10am - 5pm

Fri 1pm - 5pm

Sat 10am - 5pm

Please note that the processing time for each applicant may vary from 15 minutes to 45 minutes per applicant due to circumstances beyond our control.  Anytime we have a high volume of passport applications, we reserve the right to stop accepting applications earlier than 5:00 PM. Thank you for your patience and consideration.