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.
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).
•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.)
•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: $110 (passport book) or $30 (passport card)
Ages under 16: $80 (passport book) or $15 (passport card)
Routine Service – Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 18-week timeframe includes up to 12 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
Expedited Service – Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
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 $110 (Routine Service) or $170 (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.