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Passport application information – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

If you are planning to travel within two weeks, you must apply for a passport in person at a U.S. Passport Agency or Center. Expedited fees apply. Those closest to Prince George’s County are located in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA. You must make an appointment in advance by calling 877-487-2778.

Passport service is offered first come, first served. No appointment is needed, but please be aware that Passport Service can be very busy. It takes time to process the application and the library staff can only complete as many applications as time allows. There will be a wait during peak times on Saturdays and in the evenings. Please be patient and allow for a wait. If you come during the later hours of the day, staff may not have time to process your application.

Please be advised that we reserve the right to close the passport waiting list depending on the time available for processing applications. 


Passport Services at Accokeek Branch Library

  • Monday and Wednesday - 3 pm to 8 pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday - 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Saturday – 10 am to 3 pm
  • Friday, Sunday - No passport service

Passport Services at Greenbelt Branch Library

  • Monday and Tuesday – 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday through Friday – 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Saturday - 11 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday – No passport service

 

Passport Services at Largo Kettering Branch Library

  • Monday and Tuesday – 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Wednesday through Friday – 12 pm to 4 pm
  • Saturday - 10 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday – No passport service

 

Passport Services at Laurel Branch Library

  • Monday, Wednesday & Thursday – 4 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday – 11 am to 3 pm
  • Tuesday, Friday and Sunday – No passport service

 

Passport Services at New Carrollton Library

  • Monday through Thursday – 11 am to 7 pm
  • Friday - 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Saturday 11 am – 3 pm
  • Sunday – No passport service

 

Passport Services at Oxon Hill Library

  • Monday and Tuesday – 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Wednesday - 3 pm to 7 pm
  • Thursday and Friday - 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Saturday - 10 am to 3 pm
  • Sunday – No passport service

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


What You Will Need to Apply

  • 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.)


Special Situations

  • 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.

Department of State Fees

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) Adult (16 and older) Child (under 16)
Passport Book $110 $80
Passport Card $30 $15
Book and Card $140 $95
Expedited (2-3 weeks) Adult (16 and older) Child (under 16)
Passport Book $170 $140
Passport Card $90 $75
Book and Card $200 $155
1-2 Day Delivery Service Fee (per application) $16.48

Processing time may vary depending on the season.
Visit travel.state.gov for the most up to date information.

 

The U.S. Department of State currently advises all applicants that plan to travel in less than 6 weeks from the submission of their passport application to use expedited service.

 

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

 

$35 for each passport application submitted

 

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.