Passport Essentials

Did you know?….

After October 1, 2020, you will need a form of Real ID to fly within the U.S.   Your passport is a Real ID!

The Manheim Township Public Library is a passport office for the U.S. Department of State.

 

PASSPORT FEES MUST BE PAID BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE OUT TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

FACILITY APPLICATION EXECUTION FEES MUST BE PAID BY CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE OUT TO MTPL

CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

Passport Basics

You will need the following items: 

(Failure to bring ALL items will result in rescheduling /cancellation of appointment)

  1. Passport Application
  2. Proof of Citizenship – Birth or naturalization certificate AND a copy of the proof of citizenship
  3. Photo ID – (Valid Driver’s License, previous passport…) AND a copy of the valid photo ID
  4. Professional Passport photo – (taken within the past six months)
  5. Payment –  (one check or money order for each application made out to U.S. Department of State), and a separate payment, (cash, check or money order made out to MTPL), for library fees
  • $35 Execution Fee is the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities
  • $12 Photo Fee for pictures taken at MTPL
  • Manheim Township returned check fee is $30

 

Passport Application: Please complete the application BEFORE your appointment. (No Wite-Out. Cross out mistakes with one line and write in correction.) *Questions? We are happy to help!* Go to http://travel.state.gov for current passport fees and info on which form to use.

Birth Certificate: Original or certified state issued document with at least one parent’s name on the document. It should say “birth certificate” or “certification of birth”.   The original document will be sent with the passport application and returned to you.

Go to www.vitalchek.com if you do not have an original or certified state issued, birth certificate, or if parents are not listed on the certificate.

Hospital certificate
Hospital certificates NOT acceptable as proof of citizenship

NOTE:

For children 15 and under, BOTH parents must be present, OR provide a notarized Consent Form DS-3053.

Teens ages 16 and 17 must have proof of parental awareness of  intent to apply, or a parent present at the time of application.

 

Naturalization Certificate: Original or a certified document with a raised seal. This will be sent with the passport application and returned to you.

Valid Photo Identification with Signature: Driver’s License or State ID. If an out-of-PA license is presented, additional photo ID must be shown.

Passport Photos: 1 photo with strict specifications must be submitted. You can have a set taken at the library for $12 per person.

Social Security Number: Applicants are advised to include their social security number to avoid processing delays.

 

Fees

ADULT (Age 16 and over)

Passport Services DOS Fees Library Fees
Passport Book $110 $35
Passport Card $30 $35
Both Book and Card $140 $35

Juvenile (age 15 and under)

Passport Services DOS Fees Library Fees
Passport Book $80 $35
Passport Card $15 $35
Both Book and Card $95 $35

Passport Photos: $12

Copies: $0.25/page

Expedited Service: (per application) $60*

Overnight Delivery: (from MTPL to U.S. Department of State) $24.70

1-2 Day Delivery Service: (from U.S. Department of State to home) $16.48

  • $35 Execution Fee is the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities
  • $12 Photo Fee for pictures taken at MTPL
  • Manheim Township returned check fee is $30

Routine Service:  Average wait for a passport is 6-8 weeks.

Expedited Service:  Average wait time for a passport is 2-3 weeks.

 

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

For updated information regarding regular and expedited wait times go to:
http://travel.state.gov