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Passports and Citizenship

U.S. Passport Services

Beginning September 6, 2022, Mountain View and West Cobb Regional Libraries will be official Passport Application Acceptance Facilities on behalf of the U.S. Department of State for:

  • First time adult passport applicants  
  • Children's passports (under 16) 

Please visit the U.S. Department of State website for the following: 

  • Passport Application (Form DS-11), also available at the Mountain View and West Cobb Regional Libraries.   
  • Instructions for applying for a child under 16
  • Acceptable Proof of Identification
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Passport Photo requirements (currently we do not offer photos onsite)
  • Current Passport Fees

Passport Renewals

Cobb County Public Library does not process renewals for adult applicants (16+ at issuance) who are in possession of a currently valid U.S. Passport or one that has expired for less than 5 years. Visit the U.S. Department of State website for more information on processing Renewal Passports.

Passport Service Hours and Appointments

Appointments will be available at Mountain View and West Cobb Regional Libraries beginning September 6:

  • Monday-Wednesday: 11 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday-Saturday: Noon - 3 pm

Click here to schedule an appointment at Mountain View Regional Library or call (770) 509-2725.

Click here to schedule an appointment at West Cobb Regional Library or call (770) 528-4699.

Passport Fees

Two separate payments are required. One to the U.S. Department of State and the other to Cobb County Public Library. Please have both payments with you at the time of your appointment.

  • All payments to the U.S. Department of State must be:
    • In the form of a personal check, cashier’s check or money order. 
    • Each application submitted must have its own personal check, cashier’s check or money order, payable to the U.S. Department of State. 
    • The name and date of birth of the applicant should be written on the front of the check or money order.
  • $35 execution fee payable to the Cobb County Public Library must be:
    • In the form of a personal check, cashier's check or money order.
    • Each application submitted must have its own personal check, cashier’s check or money order, payable to Cobb County Public Library.
  • Expedited service is available for an additional fee. 

Find current fee information here.

National Passport Information Center 

The Mountain View and West Cobb Regional Libraries offer Routine and Expedited processing options. Processing times vary. For information on the status of an application, visit the NPIC website or call (877) 487‑2778.

Citizenship Resources

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Citizenship and Civics Kits available starting October 3, 2022

LearningExpress Library (Library Resource)

LearningExpress Library gives you access to materials to help you learn about and study for the Citizenship Exam. Resources available in English and Spanish. Select Adult Core Skills and then Become a U.S. Citizen.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

10 Steps to Naturalization: Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Learn About Citizenship

Learn about the important reasons to become a U.S. citizen and paths to citizenship. Find information about the naturalization process and what you need to know about the naturalization interview and test.

Naturalization Test Study Materials Updates and Resources

Find flash cards, pocket study guides, videos, or interactive practice tests.

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Citizenship Multilingual Resources

This page provides you with USCIS citizenship publications and resources available in other languages. Download directly to your computer or mobile device. Printing and computers are available at the library.

New U.S. Citizens – Now what?

Congratulations on becoming a United States citizen! The resources in the New U.S. Citizens page provided by USCIS will help guide you to the next steps.

  1. Register to Vote
  2. Update your record with the Social Security Administration
  3. Apply for a U.S. Passport
  4. Update your record with the agency that issues driver’s licenses in your state
  5. Engage with your community