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Charles B. Sears Law Library University at Buffalo School of Law

Passport Services

The Law Library is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility. The passport agents in the Law Library are certified to distribute forms, accept completed paperwork, review required documentation, and forward applications to the U.S. regional passport agency.

Law Library passport services are located in O'Brian Hall Rm. 211, phone (716) 645-2204, email peglyons@buffalo.edu . This service is available to the general public.

Law Library Passport Office hours of operation are 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Please check our calendar below for exceptions. No appointment is necessary for adult applicants.

For children under 16 years old, please call (716) 645-2204 for an appointment.


Passport Applications

There are two types of applications, DS-11 and DS-82.

DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport (for all first-time applicants, all minors, and applicants who are not eligible to use the DS-82):

The following items are required for this passport application:

  • 2 photos of passport quality (Passport photos may be obtained in O'Brian Hall Rm. 211, $10 fee.)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship:
    Note: Original documents must be submitted. They will be returned to the address on the application.
    • Certified birth certificate (with seal)
    • Original Certificate of Naturalization
    • Current/expired passport
  • 2 forms of Photo ID:
    • Drivers License
    • Military ID
    • or other ID with good photo likeness
DS-82: U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals (By Mail):
Please read the section "Can I Use this Form?" to determine your eligibility.

Passport Options

Customers have the option to apply for a Passport Book, a Passport Card, or both. The 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 Passport Card is available from the U.S. Department of State at http://travel.state.gov/passport/ppt_card/ppt_card_3926.html

The Passport Book is required for all international air travel.


Fee Schedule

Check or money order only. No cash, no debit card, no credit card, no Campus Cash.

Money orders may be purchased on campus at the CVS at The Commons. They only accept cash for money orders.

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

* Payment of a $25.00 execution fee is required for first time minor and adult applicants using the DS-11 form. The execution fee is paid separately from the passport fee(s) to the "UB Foundation". There is no execution fee for the DS-82 form.


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.

    For more accelerated service or complex issues, contact the Buffalo Passport Agency at 1 (877) 487-2778.


Passport Photos

Passport photos may be obtained in O'Brian Hall Rm. 211 ($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

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