Passport Applications

Apply for your U.S. passport conveniently on campus!

  • You complete the entire application process at our 1700 Y Street office in the Business Services Complex
  • We submit your application to the State Department
  • You receive your passport in the mail

Passports are valid for 10 years and are normally processed within 4-6 weeks. It is recommended that people apply for passports at least two months prior to the planned date of departure.

On June 1, 2009 the U.S. government implemented the full requirements of the land and sea phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. These new rules require U.S. citizens entering the U.S. at any point of entry to have a passport or passport card.

What to Bring with You

  1. Completed Form DS-11
    • Do not sign the form until at the office
  2. Primary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship (One of the following)
    • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Certificate of Citizenship
  3. Primary Identification (One of the following)
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Current Government ID (city, state or federal)
    • Current Military ID (military and dependents)
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
  4. Applicable Fee
    • Note that the Acceptance Fee will be paid to the University of Nebraska - Lincoln payable using cash, check (personal or cashier), or money order and the Application Fee will be sent with your application to the State Department payable using check (personal or cashier) or money order.  View the tables below for more information.
  5. Optional: Two Passport Photos

Fees (Effective 7/13/10)

New passport fees for the U.S. Passport Book, the U.S. Passport Card, and other passport services will be in effect on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The schedule of new fees for passport application services is as follows:


Passport Services Acceptance Fee Application Fee Total Fees
Passport Book Adult: First Time $25 $110 $135
Passport Book Adult: Renewal* $0 $110 $110
Passport Book Minors Under 16 $25 $80 $105
Passport Card Adults: First Time $25 $30 $55
Passport Card Adults: Renewal* $0 $30 $30
Passport Card Minors Under 16 $25 $15 $40
Passport Photos $7.50
Additional Visa Pages $82
File Search Fee $150
Expedited Passport Processing Service $60

Passport acceptance fees are paid directly to the Passport Office.
Passport application fees are paid directly to the Department of State.
* Applying with DS-82

Accepted Payment Methods


Payment Type Accepted By
 Passport Office
Accepted By
State Department
Cash Yes No*
Personal Checks Yes Yes
Cashier's Checks Yes Yes
Traveler's Checks Yes Yes
U.S. Money Orders Yes Yes
Credit/Debit Card No No

*While the Passport Office can accept cash for the Acceptance Fee, the Application Fee must be paid in one of the other accepted methods. Wells Fargo customers can purchase a money order at their Nebraska Union location.

Processing Times

For routine service it usually takes approximately 4-6 weeks from the time of application until you receive your passport. You may request the Department of State's Expedited Passport Processing Service for an additional $60. If you pay for expedited service it takes approximately 2-3 weeks for you to receive your passport. (Currently, the U.S. passport card is not eligible for Expedited Service.)

Current Application Processing Times @


Passport Application Center
Business Services Complex
1700 Y Street Rm 106
Lincoln, NE 68588-0647
Phone: 402-472-7446
Fax: 402-472-9820

Passport Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

(Call ahead to ensure agent availability)

U.S. Passport Book

Valid for international travel by air, sea, or land.

More about passports at

U.S. Passport Card

Valid when entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry. Not valid for international travel by air.

More about the card at