New passport applications will be accepted at the Beatley Central and Barrett Branch libraries by appointment only.
Appointments can be made up to 7 days in advance and become available at 12 AM (i.e. each Saturday at 12 AM, the appointments for the following Saturday open up). Your best chance to get an appointment is to try in the morning—Mondays, Wednesdays and alternating Saturdays for Barrett, and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for Beatley. Saturday appointments are highest in demand, so trying to book at as early as possible is your best bet. If there is no availability, check back later or visit travel.state.gov to find other passport acceptance facilities in the area.
Processing times for passport applications are unusually long due to mail delays and application backlogs. Please click here to find out current processing estimates.
If you are a Virginia resident and need assistance in getting your passport in the next 14 days, you can contact Senator Mark Warner's office at 540-857-2676 or online here.
Passport services are available by appointment only at the Beatley Central Library and Barrett Branch during these times:
Beatley Central Library
Passport service times:
Passport service times:
Please bring the following materials:
NOTE: Children ages 15 and under need both parents to be present. Teens between the ages of 16-17 should have at least one parent present at the time of application.
Beatley Central Library offers a self-service Passport Photo Booth. The cost is $13.99, payable by credit or debit card only. The booth is available on a first-come, first-serve basis during opening hours.
The following locations near the Beatley Central and Barrett Branch locations offer passport photos for purchase:
The Department of State requires two separate payments for each passport application. A summary of applicable fees is provided below. Please click here for a full fee schedule.
|Execution Fee||Expedited Processing (Optional)|
|Ages 16 and Older||$130||$30||$35||$60|
|Under Age 16||$100||$15||$35||$60|
Travel Guides and Reading Material
While you’re visiting the library, be sure to pick up travel guides to help you prepare for your trip or books about the country you’re visiting to read with your children. In addition, the Alexandria Library has a wide selection of print and digital materials for you to bring with you and enjoy during your trip.