Passports

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.

Passport Book
What you will need to bring with you:

Proof of U.S. Citizenship
Proof of Identity
  • Valid driver's license, state ID, or expired 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 fee
Fees
  • 16 years of age and over: $110.00 (10-year passport)
    You'll need a check made payable to the U.S. Department of State, and a check, cash, or money order for the $25.00 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 payable to the U.S. Department of State, as well as a check, cash or money order for the $25.00 execution fee, payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary
  • For U.S. passport applications for children 15 years of age and under, both parents must be present. Both parents' names must also be on the state certified birth certificate
All applicants must appear in person, regardless of age.

Processing Times
The processing time is approximately four to six weeks from receipt by 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 Passport Agency. For an additional $20.66, after two 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
Proof of Identity
  • Valid driver's license, state ID, or expired 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 fee
Fees
  • 16 years of age and over: $30.00 (10 year card)
    You'll need a check made payable to the U.S. Department of State, and a check, cash, or money order for the $25.00 execution fee made payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary
  • 15 years of age and under: $15.00 (5 year card)
    You'll need a check payable to the U.S. Department of State, as well as a check, cash or money order for the $25.00 execution fee, payable to the Lancaster County Prothonotary
  • For U.S. passport applications for children 15 years of age and under, both parents must be present. Both parents' names must also be on the state certified birth certificate
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
Passport applications are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m in the Prothonotary Office on the second floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse.  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.
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