Did you know? After August 1, 2019, you will need a form of Real ID to fly within the US. Your passport is a Real ID!
The Manheim Township Public Library is a passport office for the United States Department of State.
Passport services are available Monday through Wednesday from 10 AM – 7 PM, Thursday and Friday from 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday from 9 AM – 3 PM. We are conveniently located in the Overlook Park at 595 Granite Run Drive Lancaster, PA 17601. We have free parking as well as many other free library resources.
Priority is given to those with appointments. Call (717) 560-6441 and ask for a Passport Agent.
Our passport agents can provide passport photos for $12. This includes two identical photos, one of which is required for both new and renewal passport applications.
For complete information about obtaining a passport, visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html, the US Department of State’s passport page.
For most people applying for a passport, you will need the following items:
- Passport Applications – You can obtain a passport application form at the library or download one here: http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/forms_847.html
- Proof of Citizenship – Birth or naturalization certificate AND a copy of the proof of citizenship
- Photo ID (Valid Driver’s License, previous passport…) AND a copy of the valid photo ID, both front and back sides on single sided sheet(s).
- Passport photo (2” x 2” taken within the past six months)
- Checks (one check or money order for each application and one check for library fees)
Birth Certificate: This must be the original or certified, state issued document with a raised seal, with at least one parent’s name on the document. It should say “birth certificate” or “certification of birth” and be issued from the “Department of Vital Statistics.” This original document will be sent with the passport application and returned to you. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm if you do not have an original or certified, state issued birth certificate, or if parents are not listed on the certificate.
Naturalization Certificate: This must be the 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: Your driver’s license is the best choice. If an out-of-PA license is presented, an additional photo ID must be shown.
Passport Photos: 1 photo with strict specifications must be submitted. You can have a set of 2 taken at the library for $12 per person.
Social Security Number: To avoid delay in processing, applicants are advised to include their social security number.
NOTE: Children 15 and under need BOTH parents to be present, OR provide a notarized Consent Form DS-3053. Teens ages 16 and 17 must have proof of parental consent or a parent present at the time of application.
Go to http://travel.state.gov/passport/fees/fees_837.html for current passport fees and info on which form to use.
The U.S. Department of State accepts only personal checks or money orders for each passport application, and the library accepts money orders, checks or cash for their execution and photo fees.
If possible, please complete the proper application form BEFORE your appointment time. If not, we are happy to help.
No white out is allowed to be used on a passport application. If a mistake is made on the form, just cross out the error with one line and write the correct information above or beside the error.
ADULT (Age 16 and over)
|Passport Services||DOS Fees||Library Fees|
|Both Book and Card||$140||$35|
Juvenile (age 15 and under) Both parents must be present.
|Passport Services||DOS Fees||Library Fees|
|Both Book and Card||$95||$35|
Passport Photos: $12
Copies (if copies are not provided) $0.25/page
Expedited Service (per application if requested) $60*
Overnight Delivery (from MTPL to DOS) $24.70
Overnight Delivery (from DOS to home, if requested) $15.89
Routine Service: Average wait for a passport is 6 weeks.
Expedited Service: Receive your passport in about 3 weeks.
If you have proof of travel within 2 weeks, call 1-877-487-2778 for appointment in Philadelphia.
$35 Execution Fee is the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities
Manheim Township returned check fee is $30.
ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
Same fees as above to the DOS; however, since applicants complete and mail the form, check and previous passport themselves, there is no library fee. We can take the required photo for $12.
For updated information regarding regular and expedited wait times go to: