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Applying for a Passport


Applying for a passport for the first time?

The U.S. Department of State provides step-by-step instructions for first-time applicants here.

  1. Fill out the form on the website
  2. Obtain necessary documentation - proof of identification, citizenship
  3. Get your passport photo 
  4. Check the fees
  5. Submit documents in person. 

For Champaign-Urbana:

Champaign Post Office
2001 N. Mattis Ave
Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 373-6018
Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Champaign County Circuit Court Clerk
101 E. Main St. 
Urbana, IL 61801
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Urbana Post Office
3100 E. Tatman Ct. 
Urbana, IL 61802
(217) 337-6297
Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Applying at home - Check with your local post office to see if they offer passport application services. 

Renewing Your Passport?

Be sure to check the expiration date on your passport prior to any international travel. You may be denied travel if you attempt to travel internationally within 6 months of your expiration date. 

Click here for instructions on how to renew your passport by mail.