News from the Reference Desk Category: Travel

Green Cards, Citizenships, Visas

A permanent resident card is also referred to as a green card.  Information and applications for applying, renewing and replacing are available at the Department of Homeland Security: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration site or by calling 800-375-5283.

The application for citizenship is the N-400 Application for Naturalization and details for fees and completing this form are also available on a section of the U.S. Citzenship and Immigration site.

Information regarding various types of visas needed for foreign citizens to travel to the U.S. are available on the Department of State: travel.state.gov site.

Passports

We often receive questions from travelers preparing to apply for a passport or needing to renew.  While you may complete an application and have the required photo taken at the Mount Prospect Post Office, information is also available at the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov) site.  Details regarding renewals, lost or stolen passports, and updating an existing passport are provided.

In need of a passport in a hurry?  The closest Chicago Passport Agency is located in Chicago:

Chicago Passport Agency
101 Ida B. Wells Drive (formerly 101 W. Congress Parkway)
9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605-1074
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm Thursday
Automated Appointment Number: 1-877-487-2778
Online Passport Appointment System

(updated 12/21/18)