Passports

*Please be sure to schedule an Appointment by clicking the link:Passport Booking *

PROTHONOTARY PASSPORT APPLICATION ACCEPTANCE HOURS OF OPERATION & LOCATION
 
Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.  

Office of the Prothonotary, 2nd Floor
 50 North Duke Street
 Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-8282 
       
 We are here to assist you as you prepare to apply for any passport product.

National Passport Information Center

 1-877-487-2778
 TDD: (1-888-874-7793)
NPIC@STATE.GOV
 
 Customer Service Representatives are available:
  Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
(excluding federal holidays)
 Automated information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


New Passport Application

Completed Application for US Passport 
Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • State certified birth certificate, long form only (mother and father must be included on the birth certificate)  AND a photocopy of the front (and back, if there is printed information). To get your birth certificate, visit Pennsylvania Vital Records / Birth Certificates or Out of State Vital Records / Birth Certificates
    • US government issued certificate of Naturalization
      • Current or previously issued full valid US passport book or card

Proof of Identity

  • Valid driver's license, state ID  AND submit a photocopy of the front and back, OR current passport.
  • If an applicant or the parents / legal guardians of a minor presents an out-of-state driver's license, additional identification is required, such as:
    • Health insurance card
    • Military ID
    • School / college ID
    • Social security card
    • Work ID

Photographs

  • One recent color passport photo (2" X 2" square).
  • Glasses must be removed for a passport photo even if glasses are routinely worn.
  • Passport photos can be taken in the Prothonotary's Office for a $12.00 fee

Link to Application : https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html


Passport Application Fees (BOOK ONLY)

Passport Book For 16 year of age and Older

$130.00

Passport Book For 15 years of age and younger


$100.00 (5-year passport)

Additionally there is a $35.00 processing fee that is paid out to the Prothonotary of Lancaster.

*All applicants  MUST appear in person, regardless of age.*  

THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE ONLY TAKES CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS

For U.S. passport applications for children 15 years of age and under, the children must appear in person with both parents. If both parents cannot be present applying parent must provide proof of sole custody or a statement of consent from non-applying parent.




Processing Times

Expedited: 2-3 Weeks Out

Standard: 6-8 Weeks out

The processing time currently varies depending on volume and other circumstances.  These times are regularly updated by the Department of State as they change.  These times can be found on the National Passport Information Center’s website:
   https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/get-fast.html.  
Please Call if you have any additional questions


   
You can fill-in and download your passport application online. You will then bring in your completed form, along with everything you need listed above to lessen your time here in our office.