Elizabethtown: Passport Information

You Can Apply For A Passport Here!
 
Follow these Steps:
  1. Make an appointment by calling Elizabethtown Public Library at (717) 367-7467. Each person applying for a passport must be present when applying. Children 15 and under need both parents to be present. Teens between 16-18 must have proof of parental consent or one parent present at the time of application.
  2. Please note that passport processing times vary. Due to the number of passports in process, please allow AT LEAST 4-6 weeks for regular processing. You may expedite your application for an additional $60 per application plus 2 way Express Mail fees.
  3. Gather the following items to bring with you to your passport appointment:

    Passport Application
Pick them up at Elizabethtown Public Library or download here
 
Complete the form by filling in all the required information. Write legibly using black ink. If a mistake is made, simply cross out the incorrect information and write above. Do not use white out or any other product that covers portions of your application. Do not sign the application.
 
Proof of Citizenship

Birth Certificate -
This must be the original, state issued document with a raised seal. It should say "Birth Certificate" or "Certification of Birth" and be issued from the "Department of Vital Statistics." Your birth certificate must now list at least one parent name. Your birth certificate will be sent with the passport application and returned with your newly issued passport.
          OR
Naturalization Certificate - This must be the original document with a raised seal.   This will be sent with the passport application and returned with your newly issued passport.
 

OR

 

Previously valid US Passport that is not eligible for renewal by mail. This will be sent with the passport application and returned with your newly issued passport.


        
Valid Photo Identification with Signature
 
Your driver's license is the best choice. If you are from out of state you must have a second form of identification. Picture ID is preferred, and the more information on your identification, the better.
 
Passport Photos
 
1 passport photo with very specific specifications must be submitted. (Please refer to U.S. Department of State Website.) You can get your passport photo taken at Elizabethtown Public Library for just $10 per person.
 
Checks
 
Personal checks are the best method of payment when applying for your passport. Two checks will be necessary: one to the U.S. Department of State and one to the Elizabethtown Public Library.
 
Here is an itemized list of the fees for passport books. (Amounts will vary depending on your situation, so please wait until your appointment to make out checks.)
    • Adults (16 and over):
      • $110 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State
        • For expedite, add $60 (expedite fee), $18.95 (outbound Express Mail fee) and $12.85 (return Express Mail fee).
      • $25 Facility Fee payable to Elizabethtown Public Library
      • $10 for each set of photos
    • Children (15 and under)
      • $80 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State
        • For expedite, add $60 (expedite fee) , $18.95 (outbound Express Mail fee) and $12.85 (return Express Mail fee).
      • $25 Facility Fee payable to Elizabethtown Public Library
      • $10 for each set of photos
Here is an itemized list of the fees for passport cards. (Amounts will vary depending on your situation, so please wait until your appointment to make out checks.)
    • Adults (16 and over):
      • $30 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State
      • $25 Facility Fee payable to Elizabethtown Public Library
      • $10 for each set of photos
    • Children (15 and under)
      • $15 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State
      • $25 Facility Fee payable to Elizabethtown Public Library
      • $10 for each set of photos
Cash or MasterCard/Visa are accepted for the Facility Fee and Photos. These methods are also acceptable for the passport fee, but additional processing time is necessary.
 
You may purchase both a passport book and card at the same time if you want to do so. You would pay the passport fee for both the book and card, but only one facility fee.
 
FAQ
Do I need a passport to go to Canada or Mexico?
It Could Be Yes OR No. (Visit
www.travel.state.gov for up-to-date info. )

Yes - ALL PERSONS traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport book to enter or re-enter the United States.

If traveling by land or sea to Cananda, Mexico, or the U.S. portions of the Caribbean, U.S. citizens may present a passport card (less expensive than a book)
 
What is a passport card?
Passport cards are limited-use, wallet-size cards. Passport cards are only valid for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region, and Bermuda. They are less expensive than passport books, but valid for the same length of time.  Visit
www.travel.state.gov for up-to-date info.

How do I get a passport at Elizabethtown Public Library?
Elizabethtown Public Library is a passport acceptance facility, receiving your application on behalf of the US Department of State. Please call (717) 367-7467 to make an appointment and make sure that you have everything and everyone needed to complete your application. Some things vary according to your circumstances.

At your appointment, you will have your picture taken (if not supplied), then ID and citizenship documentation examined. You will swear or affirm your application information is true and correct, then you will sign your application and ID will be documented. We will do our best to answer your questions. Elizabethtown Public Library will then send your completed application to a designated address given by the US Department of State. You should have your passport book in 4-6 weeks or less.
Passport cards can be expedited, however overnight mailing of the card to the applicant is not available.

Call us at (717) 367-7467 to ask more Passport Questions!
We are here to help you!




Content Last Modified on 3/22/2013 4:13:52 PM

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