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FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Changes to Passport Services
Starting in 2013, the  Marathon County Public Library - Wausau Headquarters will offer U.S. Passport application acceptance services by appointment only

Appointments are available each month on the second and fourth Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, and on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday, 3:00-8:00pm.

For more information, please contact us.

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DECEMBER 28, 2012
Changes to Passport Services
Starting in 2013, the Marathon County Public Library - Wausau Headquarters will offer U.S. Passport application acceptance services by appointment only

Appointments are available each month on the second and fourth Saturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, and on the first Tuesday and third Wednesday, 3:00-8:00pm.

For more information, please contact us.

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OCTOBER 14, 2010
Apply for Your U.S. Passport
The world awaits your discovery.  Apply for your U.S. Passport at the Marathon County Public Library and take the first step toward your journey.  It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s convenient.   The Library has certified Passport Acceptance Agents ready to help you all hours that the Wausau location is open.

To apply for a U.S. Passport you will need to bring the following:
  • Passport Application—available at the Library or online
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship--a certified, county or state issued birth certificate, naturalization papers,  or previous (expired) U.S. passport
  • Proof of identity—current, valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • 2 Passport Photos—may be taken at the Library for $10 per set
  • Check or money order to pay the Department of State Fees.  Passport Book fees: $110.00 for an individual age 16 or over, or $80.00 for applicants under the age of 16.  Passport Card fees are $30.00 (16 or over) and $15.00 (under the age of 16)
  • $25 execution/processing fee for a Passport Book or Card (cash, check, credit or debit) payable to the Marathon County Public Library
All applicants need to apply in person.  Children under the age of 16 need to appear in person with both parents  to apply for a passport.  Individuals aged 16 and 17 need to apply with one parent.    

Questions?  Please contact the Library’s Reference Desk or see the Library's passport page.   We are here to help you.

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JULY 7, 2010
Passport Fees Increase July 13
There has never been a better time to get your U.S. passport.  The U. S. Department of State has announced price increases effective July 13, 2010 for Passport Books, Cards, and Passport renewals.

Department of State Fees:
  • Passport Book for an Adult (age 16 and over)-- from $75.00 to $110.00
  • Passport Book for a Minor (under age 16)--from $60.00 to $80.00
  • Passport Card for an Adult (age 16 or over)--from $20.00 to $30.00
  • Passport Card for a Minor (under age 16)--from $10.00 to $15.00
Acceptance, or Execution fees for first- time applicants are remaining the same--$25.00.

The Library is a Passport Acceptance facility.  We can also take your passport pictures for an additional fee of $10.00.  Stop in @MCPL Wausau and apply for your passport today before the July 13 increase.  Passport applications are processed @MCPL Wausau  by certified Passport Acceptance Agents all hours that the library is open.   

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MARCH 10, 2010
Passport Day in the USA
On Saturday, March 27, 9:00am-4:00pm, the Library at Wausau is participating with other passport acceptance facilities in the 2nd annual Passport Day in the USA.  This is a national passport acceptance and outreach event sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.   More than 2,000 facilities, including the Marathon County Public Library, participated last year.

U.S. citizens are required to present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.  When entering or re-entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry, a Passport Book or Passport Card are required.  Unlike the Passport Book, the Passport Card can only be used for land and sea travel.

To apply for a U.S. Passport you will need the following:
  • Passport Application--available at the Event or online
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship--a certified, county or state issued birth certificate, or naturalization certificate,  or previous (expired) U.S. Passport
  • Proof of identity—current, valid driver’s license or state-issued ID card
  • 2 Passport Photos—may be taken at the Library’s Passport Event for $10 per set
  • Check or money order to pay Department of State fees.  Passport Book fees are $75.00 for an individual age 16 or over, or $60.00 for applicants under the age of 16.  Passport card fees are $20.00 (age 16 or over) and $10.00 (under the age of 16)
  • $25 execution fee for a Passport Book or Card (cash, check, credit or debit) payable to the Marathon County Public Library
The time to get your U.S. passport has never been better.  An increase in passport fees is being proposed, so you may wish to get your passport now.

For more information,  please contact the Library’s Reference Desk.

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OCTOBER 13, 2009
Passport Event at Mosinee Branch Library

This Saturday, October 17th 10:00 am to 2:00pm, the Library is holding a Passport Event at the Mosinee Branch Library (Joseph Dessert Memorial Library). 

New and renewal applications will be available. Several of the Library’s Passport Acceptance Agents will be able to assist you with your passport applications and answer your questions.
 
How much does a passport book cost?   For an individual 16 years old and older: $75.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State) plus an execution fee of $25.00. Fees for children under the age of 16 are: $60.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State) plus an execution fee of $25.00. A check or money order will be needed to pay the U.S. Department of State fees.
 
Less costly wallet-sized passport cards are another option if they meet your travel needs. They can only be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry.  Passport cards cannot be used for international air travel.
 
Please bring a certified birth certificate from the state or county in which you were born and a photo ID (driver’s license). Children under the age of 16 will need to appear in person with both parents.  Parents will need to bring along their photo ID’s (driver’s license) and sign their child’s passport application in the presence of a passport acceptance agent. 
 
Passport pictures (2) will also be taken at this event for $10.00. Passport books and cards are valid for 10 years for individuals 16 and over, and 5 years for minors under the age of 16. 

Please join us this Saturday, October 17, 10:00am-2:00pm at the Mosinee Branch Library (Joseph Dessert Memorial Library) for this Passport Event. Questions? Please visit the Library’s passport page, the U.S. Department of State’s Passport website, or call the Library’s Reference Desk at 715- 261-7235.

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JUNE 1, 2009
U.S. Passports Now Required for Land and Sea Travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda...

Today, June 1,  the U.S. government has implemented the second phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.  All U.S. citizens 16 and over entering  the United States by land or sea  need to have a passport book or passport card.  This means if you are planning to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean region you now need a passport book or passport card. 

This is an addition to the requirement that  all U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States by air need to present a valid U.S passport book to enter or re-enter the United States.

The Marathon County Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility.  We will be happy to assist you with your passport applications all hours that the Wausau location is open.  The Library is open  Monday--Thursday 9:00am--8:30pm, and Saturday  9:00am--1:00pm during the Summer.  For further information (and forms) please check our U.S. Passport  Application Acceptance  Service page or call 715-261-7230, email, or chat with any of the Passport Acceptance Agents at the library.

For your convenience, the Library is also able to take your passport pictures and assist you with your passport renewals.  Routine passport applications are currently taking 4-6 weeks for the U.S. Department of State to process.

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JANUARY 6, 2009
U.S. Passports

Apply for your U.S. Passport today.  This coming June 2009, the U.S. government is implementing the second phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requiring all U.S. citizens entering  the United States by land or sea to have a passport book or passport card.  This means if you are planning to travel by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean region on or after June 1st you will need a passport book or passport card. 

This is an addition to the current requirement that  all U.S. citizens traveling outside of the United States by air need to present a valid U.S passport book to enter or re-enter the United States.

The Marathon County Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility.  We will be happy to assist you with your passport application all hours that the Wausau location is open.  The Library is open evenings until 8:30pm, Monday--Thursday, Saturday (9-5) and Sunday (1-5).  For further information (and forms) please check our U.S. Passport  Application Acceptance  Service page or call 715-261-7230, email, or chat with any of the Passport Acceptance Agents at the library. 

Bon voyage!

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JANUARY 30, 2008
Passport Application Changes Effective February 1

Major Passport Application changes as of Friday, February 1.

  • Passport Cards—applications for new wallet-sized Passport Cards will be accepted, which will be issued this April or May. Passport Cards may be used for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean.  They cannot be used for international travel.  The Passport Card will cost $20.00 plus a $25.00 execution fee for individuals 16 and over, and $10.00 plus an execution fee of $25.00 for those individuals who are under the age of 16.  Find more information on Passport Cards at the U.S. Department of State website.
  • Applicants Under the Age of 16--All people under the age  of 16 (changed from age 14) need to appear in person with both of their parents who both need to sign their child’s passport application or a notarized parental Statement of Consent needs to be presented.
  • Fee Changes---A regular Book Passport for those 16 and older will cost $75.00 plus an execution fee of $25.00, and $60.00 for applicants under the age of 16 plus a $25.00 execution fee.  An applicant may apply for a Passport Card and Passport Book at the same time and pay only one execution fee.
  • Validity of Passport Cards and Passport Books--valid for 10 years for individuals age 16 and above, and 5 years for applicants under the age of 16. 
  • New Forms—Revised application forms need to be used for both a first-time application for a passport and a renewal of a passport by mail.

The Marathon County Public Library is a Passport Acceptance facility.  Passport Acceptance Agents at the Wausau location are happy to answer your questions and assist you with your passport applications any hours that the Library is open.

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OCTOBER 3, 2007
Passports

Apply for your passport at the Marathon County Public Library, Wausau Headquarters Library .

The time for processing a routine passport application has returned to 6-8 weeks,  and 3 weeks for expedited passports. 

Effective October 1,  all U.S citizens traveling by air to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda must present a valid passport to enter or depart from the United States. 

Customers who have applied for passports will receive two mailings from U.S. Passport Services--the issued passport and a separate return mailing of submitted citizenship documents, such as birth certificates.  These mailings may occur days apart from each other.

The Marathon County Public Library is happy to answer any and all passport questions at 715-261-7230.  Applications are accepted all hours that the Library is open. View the Library's open hours here. 

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