Passport Services

Applying for a passport is easy at the library.

See what the world has to offer. The Kern County Library is pleased to offer you passport acceptance services at certain Library branch locations.

Processing Times

According to the U.S. Department of State, the processing times for passports are:

Routine: 6 weeks

Expedited (extra charge): 3 weeks

Emergency Passport / Expedited at Agency: within 8 business days, based on need; restrictions apply

Please Come Prepared

  1. Make an appointment with the library.
  2. Completed, unsigned application form DS-11 (PDF or complete online & print). The Library will have copies of the DS-11 available to complete too.
  3. Proof of United States citizenship (original documents – no copies):
    • Original documents must be submitted and will be returned to you by the U.S. Department of State. Acceptable evidence includes: Certified U.S. Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, previous U.S. Passport (may be expired, must be undamaged).

  4. Government-issued I.D. as well as a photocopy of the front and back of the I.D.:

Acceptable identification includes a valid Driver’s License, California I.D. card, previously issued U.S. Passport, or current Military ID card.

  5. One 2″ x 2″ photograph. (Library does not take photos, see list of locations below)

  6. Social Security Number

  7. Two Checks or Money Orders for fees

NOTES: The U.S. Birth Certificate must be original and list your full name, date & place of birth, and parent(s) full names. The California Certified Abstract of Birth and the Texas Certified Abstract of Birth are NOT ACCEPTED by the U.S. State Department. You may NOT submit a hospital birth record. See the Passport website for additional requirements.

If you need your birth certificate, contact the County Recorder or Registrar of Birth. You can also find this information using Vital Check at 800.255.2414 or www.vitalchek.com. If you were born in Los Angeles County, in-person requests can be made at local Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Offices.

MINORS: For passport for minors, both parents and the child must appear and there are special additional requirements. Please see: Passports for Minors under 16 year old and Passports for Children Age 16 and 17.

Appointment Locations

Bakersfield

701 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Contact: Facebook | 661.868.0701

Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 12-6pm

200 West China Grade Loop, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Contact: Facebook | 661.393.6431

Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 12-6pm

8301 Ming Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93311

Contact: Facebook | 661.664.7716

Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 12-6pm

County-wide

201 Campus Drive, Arvin, CA 93203

Contact: Facebook | 661.854.5934

Hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays, 12-6pm

925 Tenth Avenue, Delano, CA 93215

Contact: Facebook | 661.725.1078

Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays, 12-6pm

3732 Park Drive, Frazier Park, CA 93225

Contact: Facebook | 661.245.1267

Hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays, 12-6pm

7054 Lake Isabella Boulevard, Lake Isabella, CA 93240

Contact: Facebook | 760.549.2083

Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays, 12-6pm

131 East Las Flores Avenue, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Contact: Facebook | 760.384.5870

Hours: Mondays – Thursdays, 12-6pm

3611 Rosamond Boulevard, Rosamond, CA 93560

Contact: Facebook | 661.256.3236

Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 12-6pm

27 Cougar Court, Taft, CA 93268

Contact: Facebook | 661.763.3294

Hours: Mondays – Wednesdays, 12-6pm

212 Green Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561

Contact: Facebook | 661.822.4938

Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays, 12-6pm

1102 7th Street, Wasco, CA 93280

Contact: Facebook | 661.758.2114

Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays, 12-6pm

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