Passport Essentials

Manheim Township Public Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State.

Passport Services are available by appointment only.

Passport Services hours:
Monday      1 PM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday     1 PM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday   1 PM – 7:30 PM
Thursday    10 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday    9 AM – 3:30 PM

 

To schedule an appointment, use our online Passport Calendar or call 717-560-6441.

For an appointment for more than two applicants, please call 717-560-6441.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been advised by a medical professional to self-quarantine, please wait to schedule your appointment and call to cancel any scheduled appointments.

If you have any questions about passports that are not answered on this page, visit the US Department of State website, email us at passports@mtpl.info or call 717-560-6441 and ask to speak to a passport agent.

 

Passport Applications

Minors must apply in person for new passports or renewals.

Children 15 and under must attend the appointment with BOTH parents present. A parent who cannot attend should provide a notarized Consent Form DS-3053. See the Department of State website for more information about applicants who are under 16.

Applicants aged 16 and 17 are considered adults for passport purposes (i.e., passport lasts ten years, adult fees apply). However, the teen must show parental awareness of passport application. MTPL recommends teens bring one parent or guardian to co-sign. Teens must provide their own valid ID or bring a parent with valid ID to identify them. See the DOS website for more information about applicants who are 16 and 17.

You will need to bring the following items:

  1. Completed DS-11 Passport Application
  2. Proof of Citizenship – Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, OR expired (but not damaged) passport
  3. Photo ID – Valid Driver’s License, Parent’s Driver’s License, or previous passport (see the DOS website for other acceptable forms of identification)
  4. Photocopies of the Proof of Citizenship and Photo ID
  5. Passport Photo – Taken at the appointment time or brought from another photo site (see the DOS website for the detailed photo requirements)
  6. Payment – For U.S. Department of State fees one check or money order for each application (made out to U.S. Department of State), and for Acceptance Facility fees a separate payment in cash, check or money order (made out to MTPL). See more information in the Fees chart below.

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

For more information the parts of an application, see Parts of an Application.

Adult New Passport Applicants

You will need to bring the following items:

  1. Completed DS-11 Passport Application
  2. Proof of Citizenship – Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, OR expired (but not damaged) passport
  3. Photo ID – Valid Driver’s License or previous passport (see the DOS website for other acceptable forms of identification)
  4. Photocopies of the Proof of Citizenship and Photo ID
  5. Passport Photo – Taken at the appointment time or brought from another photo site (see the DOS website for the detailed photo requirements)
  6. Payment – For U.S. Department of State fees one check or money order for each application (made out to U.S. Department of State), and for Acceptance Facility fees a separate payment in cash, check or money order (made out to MTPL). See more information in the Fees chart below.

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

For more information the parts of an application, see Parts of an Application.

Most adult passports that have not been expired for more than 5 years are eligible for a renewal by mail. These renewal applications are submitted by the applicant and are not processed by an acceptance facility. Renewal forms (DS-82) are available at our facility, and passport photos may be taken on site. See the DOS website for more information about renewals.

Those who are renewing an adult passport that was issued in the last 15 years can use the DS-82 form and are eligible to submit their renewal by mail. See the DOS website for more information on which form to use.

Passport Application: Please complete the application before your appointment. Forms may not contain corrections: including white-out, crossing out the incorrect information, etc. If you must make a correction, a new form should be completed.

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 directly 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

 

Naturalization Certificate: Original or a certified document with a raised seal. This will be sent with the passport application and returned directly 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. These photos can be taken at another provider and brought with you at the application time, or a set can be taken at the library for $12 per person.

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

Passport Fees

U.S. Department of State Fees

MTPL Acceptance Facility Fees

  Check or money order ONLY Check, money order or cash
Payable to: Department of State MTPL

Adult  (age 16 and over)

Passport Book $110 $  35
Passport Card $  30 $  35
Both Book and Card $140 $  35

Juvenile  (age 15 and under)

Both parents must be present

Passport Book $  80 $  35
Passport Card $  15 $  35
Both Book and Card $  95 $  35

Expedite Fees

$ 60

Passport Photos

$  12

Copies

$0.25/page

1-2 Day Delivery Service Fee

(If requested)

$27.10

payable to MTPL

for shipping from MTPL to DOS

1-2 Day Delivery Return Service Fee

(If requested)

$17.56

payable to DOS

for shipping from DOS to home

 

 

$35 Execution Fee is the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities

Manheim Township returned check fee is $30.

ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

 

Notice

Please note: U. S. Department of State fees must be paid with a CHECK or MONEY ORDER.

MTPL Acceptance Facility fees can be paid with CHECK, MONEY ORDER, or CASH.

CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

 

Service Times

For current service times, visit travel.state.gov.

Routine Service: can take up to 16 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received.
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 6 weeks for processing and 5 to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.

The Department of State recommends that you apply at least 4-6 months before planned travel.

To check your passport application status, visit the DOS website travel.state.gov.

 

To schedule an appointment call 717-560-6441 or use our Passport Calendar