What to Bring to an Appointment
Gather the following items to bring with you to your passport appointment:
Complete the form by filling in all the required information. Write legibly using black ink. If you make a mistake, changes can be made here with the guidance of a passport agent. 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 both parent's names. Your birth certificate will be sent with the passport application and returned with your newly issued passport.
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.
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.
Personal checks are the best method of payment when applying for your passport, but money orders are also accepted by the U.S. Department of State. At least two checks will be necessary: one to the U.S. Department of State and one to the Quarryville Library. However if you are paying for mulitple members of your family to apply for passports, each application must be accompanied but its own individual check.
Amounts will vary depending on your situation, so please wait until your appointment to make out checks.
Please note: The library will also accept cash or credit for the execution fee, but not money orders.