Passports

The Dauphin County Prothonotary’s Office is an authorized passport acceptance facility.  Beginning April 1, 2019, passport services will be available Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  When obtaining passport services, please bring your completed form and required documentation.

What you will need:

Form -

  • The Prothonotary's Office has blank forms available to the public;
  • Additionally, forms are available online: travel.state.gov for DS-11 form

Proof of U.S. Citizenship -

  • State Certified Birth Certificate - Long Form Only;
    • Both parents' names must be included on the birth certificate;
    • To obtain a birth certificate go to PA Vital Records or your Out of State Vital Records;
  • Naturalization Papers - Original only;
  • Expired U.S. Passport.

Proof of Identity -

  • Valid Driver's License or State-issued Identification Card
    • If an applicant presents an out-of-state driver's license, additional identification is required. 
      • Health insurance card;
      • Work ID;
      • Social security card;
      • Military ID.
      • School ID

Photographs -

  • 1 color passport photo (2"x2") taken within the last 6 months.
  • Passport photos can be taken in the Prothonotary's Office for a $10 fee, no appointment necessary.

Fees (for each application) -

  • Passport Books: Check or Money Order made payable to the U.S. Department of State;
    • $110.00 if applicant is 16 years of age or older;
    • $80.00 if applicant is 15 years of age or younger;
  • Passport Card: Check or Money Order made payable to the US Department of ;
    • $30.00 if applicant is 16 years of age or older;
    • $15.00 if applicant is 15 years of age or younger
  • Expedited Processing: An additional $60 added onto the payment to the US Department of State;
  • For each application: Check, Money Order or Cash made payable to the Dauphin County Prothonotary in the amount of $35.00;
  • For pictures taken by the Prothonotary's Office: Check, Money Order or Cash made payable to the Dauphin County Prothonotary in the amount of $10.00
    • Can be combined onto one check included with the application fee.

Additional Information –

  • Original citizenship documentation (i.e.: Birth Certificates, Naturalization Certificate, Expired Passport) must be submitted along with your passport application. These documents will be returned to the applicant in a separate envelope sent via US first class mail.
  • While we do not accept adult Passport Renewals, we do have the forms available for public. Applicants can also visit travel.state.gov and look for the DS-82 form for a Renewal. Adult renewal forms are mailed directly to the passport agency by the applying party.
  • It currently takes six to eight weeks for routine passport processing. Expedited services currently take two to three weeks for processing and an additional fee is required.

·         It currently takes six to eight weeks for routine passport processing. Expedited services currently take two to three weeks for processing and an additional fee is required.