Passport Processing

 

Bring the following items and bring to the office:

 

Passport Application 
Pick them up at Ephrata Public Library or click here to fill out, and print the form online.
Complete the form by filling in all the required information. Write legibly using black ink. If a mistake is made, simply cross out the incorrect information and write the correct information above it. Do not use white out or any other product that covers portions of your application. Do not sign the application.

 

Proof of Citizenship (Please bring one of these)

  • Birth Certificate – This must be the original, state-issued document. It should say “Birth Certificate” or “Certification of Birth” and be issued from the “Department of Vital Statistics.” Your birth certificate must list at least one parent name. 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.

 

Passport Photos
1 passport photo with very specific specifications must be submitted. (Please refer to U.S. Department of State Website.) You can get your passport photo taken at Ephrata Public Library for just $10 per person.

 

Payment
The Ephrata Public Library accepts credit cards or personal checks for passport applications.

 

If paying by check, wo checks will be necessary: one to the U.S. Department of State and one to the Ephrata Public Library.
Here is an itemized list of the fees for passport books. (Amounts will vary depending on your situation, so please wait until your appointment to make out checks.)

  • Adults (16 and over):

    • $110 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State. To expedite, additional fees apply. (Credit cards accepted.) Expedite and Express Mail fees are subject to change. Please call to verify current rates.

    • $35 Facility Fee payable to Ephrata Public Library

    • $10 for each set of photos

  • Children (15 and under)

    • $80 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State. To expedite, additional fees apply. (Credit cards accepted) Expedite and Express Mail fees are subject to change. Please call to verify current rates.

    • $35 Facility Fee payable to Ephrata Public Library

    • $10 for each set of photos

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Here is an itemized list of the fees for passport cards. (Amounts will vary depending on your situation, so please wait until your appointment to make out checks.)

  • Adults (16 and over):

    • $30 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State

    • $35 Facility Fee payable to Ephrata Public Library

    • $10 for each set of photo

  • Children (15 and under)

    • $15 Passport Fee payable to U.S. Department of State

    • $35 Facility Fee payable to Ephrata Public Library

    • $10 for each set of photos

The Ephrata Public Library's Government Service Office is located in the Library building, located at 550 South Reading Road.

 

Hours:

Mon.-Thu. 9 am-7 pm

Fri. 9 am-5 pm

Sat. 9 am-1 pm

Sun. 12-5 p.m.

 

Government Services Office