Passports

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
     
We are here to assist you as you prepare to apply for a passport. Please use the information below as a checklist of what you will need to bring along with you to complete the process.
 

National Passport Information Center

1-877-487-2778

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
 
  

Passport Book


What you will need to bring with you:

Proof of U.S. Citizenship


 

                                                                                      OR

  • US government issued certificate of Naturalization

                                                                                      OR

      ▫ 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 inches 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 $10.50 fee.

Fees


  • 16 years of age and over: $110.00 (10-year passport)
    You'll need a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State, and separate check, cash, or money order for the $35.00 execution fee made payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary.
  • 15 years of age and under: $80.00 (5-year passport)
    You'll need a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State, and separate check, cash or money order for the $35.00 execution fee, payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary.
  • For U.S. passport applications for children 15 years of age and under, both parents should be present. If both parents cannot be present applying parent must provide proof of sole custody or a statement of consent from non-applying parent.
All applicants must appear in person, regardless of age. 
 

Processing Times


The processing time is approximately six to eight weeks from receipt by the passport agency. If you would like your passport sooner, you may request expedited service at an additional cost of $60.00. This will speed your processing time to two to three weeks from receipt by the Passport Agency. For an additional $16.48, after two to three weeks the Passport Agency will overnight the passport back to you after processing.

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.

                                                           Passport Card


                                                           What you will need to bring with you:

                                                           Proof of U.S. Citizenship
  

                                                                                      OR

  • US government issued certificate of Naturalization

                                                                                      OR

      ▫ 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 inches square)
  • Passport photos can be taken in the Prothonotary's Office for a $10.50 fee

Fees


  • 16 years of age and over: $30.00 (10 year card)
    You'll need a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State, and separate check, cash, or money order for the $35.00 execution fee payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary.
  • 15 years of age and under: $15.00 (5 year card)
    You'll need a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State, and separate check, cash or money order for the $35.00 execution fee, payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary.
  • For U.S. passport applications for children 15 years of age and under, both parents should be present. If both parents cannot be present, applying parent must provide proof of sole custody or a statement of consent from non-applying parent.
All applicants must appear in person, regardless of age.

You can download your passport card 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.

                                                 Additional Details


To check on the status of your application, or for more information on the passport book and passport card, go to the U.S. Department of State's website.