Applying for a passport is becoming easier for county residents.
Passport services are now available at two Prince William County libraries — Haymarket Gainesville Community Library in Haymarket and Potomac Community Library in Woodbridge.
Community members can submit their application at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
They may also visit the Potomac Community Library between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
The services are only offered at a few places, such as post offices, according to a release from the county.
This encouraged the U.S. State Department’s Passport Services to reach out to the libraries.
“There was such a lack of available services in the area, and libraries were a natural fit,” Prince William Public Library System’s Assistant Director Joslyn Dixon said in a release.
Those interested in applying for their passport are required to do it in person.
Proof of a child’s relationship to a parent, including a birth certificate or adoption papers, must be provided for youth who are 15 years old and younger.
After a passport application has been submitted, it will be sent to the U.S. State Department, which will mail passports to the individuals.
More information about necessary documents and associated fees can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.