The Cumberland County Prothonotary's Office is an authorized passport acceptance facility.  You may bring a completed form and required documentation to the Prothonotary's Office any time Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  No appointment is necessary.

What you will need:

  1. Form -
    1. The Prothonotary's Office has blank forms available to the public;
    2. Additionally, forms are available online: Online Passport Application DS-11
  2. Proof of U.S. Citizenship -
    1. State Certified Birth Certificate - Long Form Only;
    2. Naturalization Papers - Original only;
    3. Expired U.S. Passport.
  3. Proof of Identity -
    1. Valid Driver's License or State-issued Identification Card - Original.
      • If an applicant, or the parents/legal guardians of a minor, presents an out-of-state driver's license, additional identification is required.  Acceptable forms of additional identification include:
        1. School ID;
        2. Health insurance card;
        3. Work ID;
        4. Social security card;
        5. Military ID.
  4. Photographs -
    1. 1 color passport photo (2"x2") taken within the last 6 months.
      • Passport photo can be taken in the Prothonotary's Office for a $10 fee.
  5. Additional Requirements for Minor Children -
    1. Both parents and the minor child must be present at the time of application.
  6. Fees (for each application) -
    1. Passport Books: Check or Money Order made payable to the U.S. Department of State;
      1. $110 if applicant is 16 years of age or older;
      2. $80 if applicant is 15 years of age or younger;
    2. Passport Card: Check or Money Order made payable to the US Department of State in the amount of $30;
    3. Expedited Processing: An additional $60 added onto the payment to the US Department of State;
    4. For each application: Check, Money Order or cash made payable to the Cumberland County Prothonotary in the amount of $25;
    5. For pictures taken by the Prothonotary's Office: Check, Money Order or cash made payable to the Cumberland County Prothonotary in the amount of $10.

Please Note:
All citizenship documentation must be submitted to the US Department of State with the passport application.  The citizenship documentation will be returned to you via US mail.

Currently, it takes four to six weeks for passport processing.  Expedited processing takes two to three weeks and is available for an additional fee.  To check the status of your passport, you may go to US Department of State.