New Trier Township passport services are available on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment. Please call Passport Agent Lorrecia Pearson at 847-446-8202 to schedule and for information on what to bring.
Bad photos are the #1 reason that passport applications are rejected. In 2015, over 200,000 photos were rejected, delaying travel and interfering with application processing times. In September 2016, U.S. Department of State is initiating the #PicturePerfectPassport campaign to reduce the amount of rejected photos. Starting November 1, 2016, glasses will no longer be allowed in passport photos.
Who Needs A Passport?
If you are traveling out of the country by air, you are required to obtain a U.S. Passport Book. The U.S. Passport Book can be used for all air, land, and sea travel. If you are traveling out of the country by land and/or sea to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda you may obtain a U.S. Passport Card which is less expensive than the U.S. Passport Book.
How Long Does It Take To Obtain a Passport?
You can expect to spend 15 to 20 minutes with a Passport Agent for an individual to complete the application process, if the application has been filled out before the appointment. Families require additional time, depending on the number of family members applying. If the application is being completed in the office, you can expect to invest 30-45 minutes. The processing times for the U.S. Passport Book and U.S. Passport Card are the same. Please allow yourself enough time to obtain a U.S. Passport Book and/or Card. Processing times will vary during the year. To check the current processing time, click here.
What Should I Bring To The Appointment?
Please bring the following items to your appointment:
- The completed DS-11 application (unsigned) Click here to print the application. Click here to use an on-line form which can be printed and brought to the Township office.
- Evidence of U.S. citizenship (includes previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport for an adult first time applicant or over 15-year expired applicant);certified birth certificate with a raised seal, issued by the city, county or state* of the applicant's birth; Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth; Naturalization Certificate; or Certificate of Citizenship)
- Proof of identity (includes previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport; Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship; Fully- valid driver's License,current government ID City, State, Federal), current military ID (military and dependents). Please submit a front and back copy of driver's licenses.
- Payments in the form of check or money order (no cash accepted). We are not able to accept credit/debit cards. U.S. Passport Book fees are $110.00 for adults and $80.00 for minors 15 years of age and under. U.S. Passport Card fees are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for minors 15 years of age and under. An additional execution fee of $25.00 will be charged per application and made payable by check to New Trier Township.
- Two passport photos, each 2 x 2. To avoid processing delays, be sure your photographs meet all quality requirements. Please do not use Walgreen's photos as they are often rejected.
Section 6039E of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6039E) requires you to provide your Social Security Number (SSN), if you have one, when you apply for a U.S. passport or renewal of a U.S. passport. If you have not been issued a SSN, enter zeros in box 5 of the passport application form you are completing.
If you must cancel your Passport appointment, we ask that you provide 24-hour notice by phoning our office at (847) 446-8202.
Other Important Information
The passport application documents listed below are available in pdf form
DS-11 Application Form (New Application or Minor Applicant)
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. A front and back copy of the identification submitted to the notary must accompany this form. Minors sixteen (16) years of age and over (until the age of 18) must be accompanied by one parent. First time applicants or minors under the age of 18 renewing a passport are required to fill out a DS-11 application.
DS-82 Renewal Form (Applicants with Previous Passport Under 15 Years Old From Issuance Date)
If you have a passport that was issued less than 15 years ago, 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: The Passport Agent is not allowed to process DS-82 forms at any Passport Agency, not just New Trier Township. This form should be sent by certified mail to ensure delivery.
DS-3053 Statement of Consent for Issuance to a Minor
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, giving consent to the other parent to apply for the minor on behalf of both parents. A front and back copy of the absent parent's government issued I.D. must accompany the DS-3053 form.
DS-64 Passport Lost or Stolen Form
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.
Where Are Other Local Passport Acceptance Agencies Located?
It is necessary to call ahead for an appointment at all of the following locations. Appointment schedules vary by location.
- Deerfield Post Office, 707 Osterman Avenue, Deerfield, 847-945-0293
- Glenview Post Office, 1400 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, 847-832-4693
- Highland Park Post Office, 833 Central Avenue, Highland Park, 847-433-3201
- Niles Post Office, 6977 W. Oakton St., Niles, 847-967-1989 (WALK IN FACILITY)
- Northbrook Post Office, 2460 Dundee Road, Northbrook, 847-272-0174
- Wilmette Post Office, 1241 Central Avenue, Wilmette, 847-251-6039
For further information on the Township’s Passport Acceptance Service, email Lorrecia Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-446-8202.