Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a passport to go to Canada or Mexico?

Yes – ALL PERSONS traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport book to enter another country or re-enter the United States.

If traveling by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, or the U.S. portions of the Caribbean, U.S. citizens may present a passport card (less expensive than a book.)

What is a passport card?

Passport cards are limited-use, wallet-size cards. Passport cards are only valid for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region, and Bermuda. They are less expensive than passport books, but valid for the same length of time. Visit for up-to-date information.

How do I get a passport at the Quarryville Library?

The Quarryville Library is a passport acceptance facility, receiving your application on behalf of the US Department of State. Please call (717) 786-1336 to make an appointment and make sure that you have everything and everyone needed to complete your application. Some things vary according to your circumstances.

At your appointment, you will have your picture taken, if you do not already have one, then ID and citizenship documentation will be examined. You will swear or affirm that your application information is true and correct, then you will sign your application and your ID will be documented. We will do our best to answer your questions. The Quarryville Library will then send your completed application to a designated address given by the US Department of State. Please note that passport processing times vary. Please allow 6-8 weeks for regular processing. Processing time does not include mailing time.

You may expedite your application for an additional $60 per application plus 2 way Express Mail fees (Express mailing is optional). Expedited processing may take as long as 2-3 weeks.

Call us at (717) 786-1336 to ask more passport questions! We are here to help you!

If you need a copy of your Pennsylvania birth certificate, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Birth Records.

Otherwise, please visit CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for all other states.