Passport Processing

Apply early for your passport! 

The Lancaster City Branch of the Lancaster Public Library in PENNSYLVANIA is a Passport Acceptance Agency.

Appointments are REQUIRED for passport services.

To schedule your appointment, please call 717-394-2651, ext. 102, email kleader@lancasterpubliclibrary.org, or visit our online passport calendar.

Hours of Service:
10AM-4PM M-F; 10AM-Noon Saturday

Bring with you:
Completed passport application DS-11 (available at the Library or at travel.state.gov).  PLEASE DO NOT PRINT APPLICATIONS BACK-TO-BACK.  The federal government does not accept them that way.
•Current Photo ID (valid U.S. drivers license, naturalization certificate, U.S. military ID, government employee card).  A photocopy of both sides of your photo ID is required.  We can make copies for $1 per page.
•Proof of US citizenship (previous fully valid passport or a certified birth certificate that bears the signature, seal of the registrar, and parent(s) names.)  A photocopy of the proof of US citizenship is also required.  We can make copies for $1 per page.
•One color passport photo 2×2 inches in size. We will take passport photos at a cost of $10 per person.

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16 – Both parents are required to be here.  If one parent is not able to be here they will need to fill out a Statement of Consent form (available at travel.state.gov) and have it notarized.  We will also need a photocopy of both sides of the non-attending parent’s ID.

For detailed information regarding required documents for passport processing of minors, please review the information on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

REMINDER: Passport fees are payable to the US Department of State by check or money order only.
Ages 16 and up: $130 (passport book) or $30 (passport card)
Ages under 16: $100 (passport book) or $15 (passport card)

Routine Service – Routine service can take up to 11 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.

Expedited Service – Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 7 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.

Mail times vary and delays have been significant. Plan ahead.

For questions or information please contact the library at (717) 394-2651 x102.

Execution fees ($35 per person) and photo fees ($10 per person) are payable to Lancaster Public Library by cash, check, or credit card.

PASSPORT RENEWALS –
If you were 16 years of age or older when you got your passport and it hasn’t been expired for more than 5 years, you can renew  it on your own using a DS82 Passport by Mail form (www.travel.state.gov).  You just fill the form out and sign it and then mail it in with your old passport, a new passport photo, and a check for $130 (Routine  Service) or $190 (Expedited Service).  The address where you are to send it is on the application form.

If under 16 years of age when you got the passport and/or it’s been expired for more than 5 years,  you will need to make an appointment to come in and apply for a new passport.  In this case you’ll need to complete DS11 application forms.