PASSPORT DAY USA
CLERK OF COURT TERESA BERGER WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2013 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCESSING PASSPORT APPLICATIONS. THIS SATURDAY ONLY, THE OFFICE WILL BE
OPEN FROM 10 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.
TURN AROUND TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 4 - 6 WEEKS FROM THE TIME THE Department of State receives the executed application and all attachments. (see below for documents needed to process the application)
All Applicants must appear in person to process application
U. S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or
re-entering the United States by air. U. S. citizens entering the
United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda
at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book,
passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U. S.
government. For information on the cost and how to apply for a
U. S. Passport, you may continue on this website or for
further information go to travel.state.gov
Application for passport (Form DSP 11) is executed with the Passport Acceptance Agent.
(Prothonotary/Clerk of Court Snyder County)
Passport renewal (Form DSP-82) may be completed and mailed to passport office by applicant.
All forms available upon request for your review and completion.
Documents required (Form DSP-11) New application
- LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE (parents names included) (with raised seal issued by state vital records department where birth occurred FOR ALL AGES - ADULT AND MINOR APPLICANTS).
- Two-Parent Consent required for children under age 16.
- Visit the Vital Records website for applications for birth certificate, processing instructions, at
www.health.state.pa.us/vitalrecords. (UNLESS YOU GO IN PERSON TO THE Department of Health in Harrisburg, using the website to order a birth certificate is the fastest way of obtaining a certified copy of your birth certificate that includes your parents names - called long-form birth certificate). Otherwise, it could take up to sixteen weeks. This office does have specific instructions about going in person to the Department of Health in Harrisburg. You may contact this office in person for the instructions.
PARENTAL PERMISSION - THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO APPLY IS FOR BOTH PARENTS TO APPEAR AT THE TIME OF THE APPLICATION otherwise
See Parental Permission at website travel.state.gov/passport for forms (or contact Proth/Clerk of Court office) or email NPIC@state.gov.
Age (15 and under) must submit LONG form birth certificates showing the child's name and the parent's names.
- Even with a previous passport - a LONG form birth certificate is required for Age 15 and under plus the previous passport must be submitted.
- Parent's (both) must show ID at the time of processing the application such as a valid driver's license (not temporary or learner's permit).
- ALL passport applicants, including children of ALL AGES, must appear in person.
- Proof of Identity (valid driver's license).
- One photograph (applicant alone) taken within last 6 months (must meet US Department of State passport standards - see Form DSP- 11 and DS-82 application).
- THIS OFFICE DOES NOT TAKE PHOTOS
- Separate check or money order to cover application fees (cannot mail cash with application).
Passport Book Fee: Age 16 and over $ 110 (payable to "U. S. Department of State").
Additional Execution fee $ 25 (Agent's fee must be separate check or money order).
Age 15 and under $ 80 (payable to "U. S. Department of State")
Additional Execution fee $ 25
- Required information: Name, birthplace and date of birth of both parents.
PASSPORT CARD-May only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.
May not be used for travel by air!
Passport Card Fee:
- Age 16 and over $ 30 (payable same as booklet fee above)
- Age 15 and under $ 15 (payable same as booklet fee above)
- Agent Execution fee $ 25 (separate check or money order)
APPLYING FOR BOTH BOOKLET AND CARD AT SAME TIME?
Here are the fees:
First time applicants:
- Adults - Passport fee $ 140 + Execution fee $ 25
- Minors - Passport fee $ 95 + Execution fee $ 25
VALIDITY for both booklet and card: Adult 10 yrs - Minor 5 yrs
Documents required (Form DSP-82) Renewal by mail
- You are able to submit your most recent passport booklet or passport card
- Your previous passport booklet or card was issued on or after your 16th birthday and you were issued your most recent U. S. passport booklet or card less than 15 years ago
- I use the same name as on my most recent U. S. passport booklet or passport card OR I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect my name change
- Fee Booklet $ 110 / Card $ 30 (payable to "U. S. Department of State")
otherwise Form DSP-11 is required
All forms pertaining to passport amendments etc will be made available upon request. All fees are subject to change in accordance with the fee changes made by the United States Department of State.
- LATEST FEE INCREASE : JULY 13, 2010
- ADULT BOOKLET - $ 110 / CARD $30
- MINOR BOOKLET - $ 80 / CARD $ 15
- plus the Clerk of Court processing fee $ 25
Return processing time after application is received by the U.S. Passport Office is four (4) to six (6) weeks - unless expedited service is used. Expedited service (within three weeks after passport office receives the application) involves an additional fee of $ 60 plus any special mailing fees for both the booklet and card.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING FOR A U.S. PASSPORT CARD OR PASSPORT BOOKLET PLEASE VISIT: TRAVEL.STATE.GOV
Status of WHTI (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative) - Land & Sea Implementation visit: http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/eng_map.html. More information can be located at travel.state.gov or www.dhs.gov. Customers who want to check on the status of their own passport applications, should call:
1-877-487-2778 (toll free) or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD)
APPOINTMENT ONLY - 1-877-487-2778 (toll free) and for information in English or Spanish
Customer Service Rep. available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm EST
(excluding federal holidays)
visit on website at travel.state.gov/passport
click here for downloadable forms from U. S. Department of State (NPIC)