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Charles B. Sears Law Library SUNY Buffalo Law School

Passport Services

The Law Library is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility. The certified passport agents in the Law Library are authorized to distribute forms, accept completed paperwork, review required documentation, and forward applications to the U.S. regional passport agency in Portsmouth, NH. Law Library passport services are located in O'Brian Hall Rm. 211, phone (716) 645-2204.

Law Library Passport Office hours of operation are 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. No appointment necessary.



Passport Applications

The following items are required for passport application:

  • 2 photos of passport quality (Passport photos may be obtained at the Passport Acceptance Facility ($10 fee).
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship:
    • Certified birth certificate (with seal)
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization
    • (Note: we will send your original documentation with your application. You will receive your documentation back with your passport.)
  • Photo ID:
    • Drivers License
    • Military ID
    • or other ID with good photo likeness

New Passport Options

Beginning February 1, 2008, customers will have the option to apply for a Passport Book, a Passport Card, or both. The new Passport Card may ONLY be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. The Passport Card provides a less expensive, smaller, and more convenient alternative for those who travel to these destinations. More information about the new Passport Card is available from the U.S. Department of State, online at http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html


Fee Schedule

Passport Card ONLY:
  • Adults Age 16 & Over:
    $30.00 plus $25.00 execution fee* = $55.00
  • Children Age 15 & Under:
    $15.00 plus $25.00 execution fee* = $45.00
Passport Book ONLY:
  • Adults Age 16 & Over:
    $110.00 plus $25.00 execution fee* = $135.00
  • Children Age 15 & Under:
    $80.00 plus $25.00 execution fee* = $105.00
Passport Book AND Passport Card:
  • Adults Age 16 & over:
    $140.00 plus $25.00 execution fee* = $165.00
  • Children Age 15 & Under:
    $95.00 plus $25.00 execution fee* = $120.00

*execution fee is paid separately from the passport fee(s), directly to the acceptance facility.


Processing Time

Current processing times are 4-6 weeks from time of receipt for standard service.

There is an additional fee of $60.00 should you need to receive your passport sooner.

    Expedite Service:

    If you apply for your passport today and request Expedited Passport Processing, you can expect to receive your passport in about 3 weeks. The 3 week estimated timeframe for receipt of your passport takes into consideration the additional time it may take to receive your passport application at a Passport Agency/Center when you apply for Expedited Passport Processing through a designated Passport Acceptance Facility and for the passport to be mailed to you. It may take longer for customers who apply for a renewal by mail without "Expedite" marked on the mailing envelope. Effective August 16, 2007, the Department’s standard for expedited passport processing completion, as defined in 22 CFR 51.66, is ten business days from either: 1) receipt of your passport application at a Passport Agency/Center; or 2) if the passport application is already at a Passport Agency/Center, the date your request for expedited passport processing is approved. Expedited passport processing is considered complete when the passport is ready to be picked up by an applicant or when it is put in the mail to the applicant.


Passport Photos

Passport photos may be obtained at the Passport Acceptance Facility ($10 fee).


Additional Passport Information

If you are looking for additional passport information, please visit the Dept. of State webpage


Law Library Passport Hours of Operation