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Passport Services


All passport applicants should carefully review the U.S. Department of State's webpage before booking an appointment for the most comprehensive and current information. Passport Acceptance Facilities (AF), including PGCMLS branches, may only accept the DS-11 Application for U.S. Passport form for processing. Adults who qualify for the renewal process using the DS-82 U.S. Passport Renewal Application for Eligible Individuals form should review the Renewing a Passport section below.

If you have a life-or-death emergency that requires international travel within 72 hours (3 business days) or urgent international travel (non-emergency) plans within 14 calendar days or require a foreign visa within 28 calendar days, you must apply for a passport in person at a U.S. Passport Agency or Center. Expedited fees apply. Those sites closest to Prince George’s County are located in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. You must make an appointment in advance by calling the National Passport Information Center at (877) 487-2778 / (888) 874-7793 (TDD/TTY).

Appointments Only

  • One (1) passport application per 30-minute appointment. 
  • Families with multiple applicants must schedule separate appointments for each applicant.
  • Appointments should be scheduled at least five (5) weeks before any expected travel departure date.

The following branches provide passport service by 30-minute appointments.

Accokeek

  • Tuesday 1-7 pm
  • Wednesday 1-7 pm
  • Thursday 1-5 pm

Greenbelt

  • Monday 11 am-4 pm
  • Tuesday 1-6 pm
  • Wednesday 1-6 pm
  • Thursday 11 am-4 pm

Largo-Kettering

  • Monday 10 am-4 pm
  • Tuesday 1-6 pm
  • Wednesday 1-6 pm
  • Thursday 10 am-4 pm
  • Friday 12-4 pm

Laurel

  • Tuesday 1-6 pm
  • Wednesday 1-6 pm
  • Saturday 11 am-3 pm

New Carrollton

  • Monday 10 am-4 pm
  • Tuesday 1-6 pm
  • Wednesday 1-6 pm
  • Thursday 10 am-4 pm
  • Saturday 11 am-3 pm

Oxon Hill

  • Tuesday 1-6 pm
  • Wednesday 1-5 pm

Please click on the following headings to view detailed information available for each topic.

  • The applicant, regardless of age, must appear in person. If a group of family members are submitting applications together, all members must be present before the applications will be accepted.
  • Applicants under 16 years old must be accompanied by parents presenting proof of relationship to the minor child; such as a birth certificate or adoption papers. Whoever is listed as the child’s parent must appear. If two parents are listed, one parent may appear with a notarized consent form, DS-3053, and a photocopy of both sides of the non-appearing parent’s ID.
  • For applicants 16 and 17 years old, it is necessary for only one parent to be present; however, proof of relationship is still required.
  • Each applicant regardless of age MUST provide:
    • A completed, unsigned DS-11 application form
      The form must be typed or completed in black ink
    • Proof of U.S. Citizenship
      Only these forms of proof (original or certified copy) are accepted. Photocopies are not acceptable. This proof will be returned to the applicant by the U.S. Department of State Passport Services in a separate mailing upon completion of passport application processing.
      • Government issued U.S. birth certificate featuring:
        • the full (including given) name of the applicant
        • the applicant’s date and place of birth
        • the certificate file date
        • signature of the registrar or custodian of birth records
        • raised, embossed, or multi-colored authorized seal of the issuing registrar’s office
        • the full name(s) of the parent(s) of the bearer (required for all applicants)
      • Certificate of Naturalization
      • Previously issued U.S. passport
      • Form FS-240, Consular Report of Birth Abroad
      • Form DS-1350, Certification of a Report of Birth Abroad
      • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Proof of Identity
      Valid state driver’s license/state ID card/military ID/passport.
      For minors: each parent/guardian will need to provide his/her ID.
      (Learner’s permits, temporary and/or out-of-state driver’s licenses are not accepted as primary ID by the U.S. Department of State, so additional ID(s) will be required when presenting these items.)
    • One 2”x2” passport photo with a plain white background
    • Check or money order payable to U.S. Department of State for passport fees. A separate check or money order is needed for each application being submitted.
    • A separate payment in the form of credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover), check or money order payable to PGCMLS for acceptance (library) fees.

In order to successfully complete the passport application process at the library, please see the following links for required forms and instructions from the U.S. Department of State that might assist you in the process. (Para completar con éxito el proceso de solicitud de pasaporte en la biblioteca, por favor consulte los siguientes enlaces para los formularios necesarios e instrucciones del Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos que pueden ayudar en el proceso.)

  • If you have a passport under a different name, please bring evidence to support the name change.
  • For customers requesting ‘hand carry’ service: a letter of authorization and an itinerary are required. The applicant must demonstrate an imminent travel need (in less than 14 calendar days) or show proof that a visa is needed for travel within four weeks.
  • For children deriving citizenship through parents: parents’ naturalization certificate, the child’s permanent resident card and child’s birth certificate are required. If the birth certificate is not in English, a certified English translation is required.

Amounts vary depending on the passport product you need (see the chart below). Passport fees are payable to the U.S. Department of State by check or money order only. A separate payment is required for each application.

Routine (6-8 weeks to process) Adult (16 and older) Child (under 16)
Passport Book $130 $100
Passport Card $30 $15
Book and Card $160 $115
Expedited (2-3 weeks to process) Adult (16 and older) Child (under 16)
Passport Book $190 $160
Passport Card $90 $75
Book and Card $220 $175
1-2 Day Delivery Service Fee (per application) $19.53

For help with determining your fee payment, please visit the Passport Fee Calculator.

PPT Processing Times 12-18-2023 UPDATE

Acceptance fees may be paid to PGCMLS with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover), check or money order in the exact amount, made payable to: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System or PGCMLS.

$35 for each passport application

Please note

All fees are set by the U.S. Department of State, including the acceptance fee paid to the library as a Passport Acceptance Facility. Processing time may vary depending on the season. Visit travel.state.gov for the most up to date information. 

Passport Acceptance Facilities (AF), including PGCMLS branches, cannot accept or process passport renewal applications (Form DS-82). However, our AF branches have copies of the DS-82 form available for pick-up. As a courtesy, Acceptance Agents may review a DS-82 form for an applicant, but the applicant remains responsible for shipping the form to the appropriate National Passport Processing Center address per the instructions on the form. Visit the Renew by Mail section of travel.state.gov for further information.

Note: Children whose passports have expired do not qualify for renewal. Instead, a new DS-11 application must be completed and submitted to an AF. 

A Passport Acceptance Facility (AF) has no further involvement with processing applications after sending the application transmittal package to the National Passport Processing Center. An applicant may request the delivery tracking information from the AF for their specific transmittal package, but no other information is available from the AF. AFs are prohibited from making application status inquiries on behalf of applicants.

Two weeks after acceptance of the application at the library, applicants may start checking the status of their applications by:

Visit the Get My Application Status section of travel.state.gov for further information.

Información general sobre pasaportes, en Español, de Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos.