Passport Information

When applying for a passport, you must now make an appointment by calling (309) 671-8848 between 9:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to have information processed.  Office is also open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The office is closed on Sundays. 

Peoria Main Post Office 
95 State Street, Room 48
Phone:  (309) 671-8848
Hours:  Monday-Friday 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Items needed:

  1. Certified birth certificate
    • Must have raised seal from court or Dept. of Health
    • Must show filing date within one year of the birth date
    • NO HOSPITAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES
  2. Two (2) identical photos (2"x2" on white background)
  3. Current photo I.D. (Driver's license, State photo I.D., Student Photo I.D.)
  4. Application Form completed but NOT SIGNED.  Form is available at the following website: www.travel.state.gov
    • Payment must be two personal checks, money orders, cashier’s checks (No cash or credit cards accepted).
    • $110 payable to U.S.  Department of State (includes a $12 security surcharge)
    • $25 payable to Postmaster
    • Total cost is $135

Passports take approximately twelve weeks to be issued.

Quick Processing 

Urgent departure in approximately 2 weeks (10 Business Days or less)

  • Requires additional $60 expediting fee
  • Recommended return Express Postage ($12.72)

Urgent departure in less than 2 weeks available upon request.

  • Requires personal appearance at Chicago Passport Agency
  • Applicant must call (312) 341-6020 for appointment
  • Applicant must allow six hours processing time upon arrival
  • Applicant must submit certified birth certificate, photo I.D., two identical passport photos, and proof of departure (such as plane ticket or itinerary)
  • Applicant must submit appropriate fees ($85 plus $60 expediting fee)
  • THESE EMERGENCY PASSPORTS WILL BE ISSUED SAME DAY.

Call Sherry at the Main Post Office at (309) 671-8848 if you have further questions. You may also call 1-877-487-2778 for information or go to the following website: www.travel.state.gov

Photos

Contact Duane Zehr, university photographer, 677-2328
Room 233 Jobst Hall

  • 6 color passport-size photos - $8
  • Additional photos:  6 for $2
  • Next day processing time
  • If two or more students go together for sitting, then cost is reduced to $6 for 6 photos.

Walgreen’s takes color Polaroid instant passport pictures -- 2 for $9.99