Passports

NOTE: This information is subject to change at any time. To review current official United States passport policies please visit the State Department's Passport pageexternal link icon To contact the National Passport Information Center by phone please call:

National Passport Information Center
Phone: 1-877-487-2778
TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793

The City of Takoma Park provides United States Passport services to residents and non-residents. Please review the information below carefully. Passport services are offered 9:00 am until 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday. It is strongly reccommended that you call 301-891-7204 to verify Passport Services availability before arriving at the Takoma Park Community Center.

What do I need to do to apply for a U.S. Passport Book?

  • Complete and Submit form DS-11.  Form is available at the Municipal Building or at travel.state.govexternal link icon
  • Submit original evidence of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Valid photo identification. Acceptable formats:
    • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
    • Naturalization Certificate
    • Driver's License
    • Current Government ID (City, State, or Federal)
    • Current Military ID (Military and Dependants)
  • Photocopy submission of the identification document(s) presented. Details:
    • Photocopy must be on plain white 8 1/2" x 11" standard paper stock showing the front and back of your ID.
    • Photocopy must contain images on only one-side of each paper submitted
  • Two identical, 2" x 2" color passport photos.
  • Payment for any applicable fees.

What are the passport fees?

    U.S. PASSPORT BOOKS

    Age 16 and Older:

    • $135.00  Total Cost. This cost includes:
      • $110.00 - Passport Fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order.
      • $25.00 - Execution Fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by personal check, money order or cash.

      Under Age 16:

      • $105.00  Total Cost. This cost includes:
        • $80.00 - Passport Fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order.
        • $25.00 - Execution Fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by personal check, money order or cash.

      U.S. PASSPORT CARD 

      The Department of State has developed a Passport Card as a more portable and less expensive alternative to the traditional passport book. The New Passport Card can only be used for land and sea travel. The City of Takoma Park will accept applications for the card.

      Age 16 and Older:

      • $55.00 Total Cost. This cost includes:
        • $30.00 - Passport Fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order.
        • $25.00 - Execution Fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by personal check, money order or cash.

      Under Age 16:

      • $40.00 Total Cost. This cost includes:
        • $15.00 - Passport Fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State by personal check or money order.
        • $25.00 - Execution Fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by personal check, money order or cash.

      OTHER SERVICES & FEES

      • Expedited Services: $60.00 for each application. Payable to the U.S. Department of State.
      • File Search Fee: $150.00 Payable to the U.S. Department of State.
      • Additional Visa Pages: $82 Payable to the U.S. Department of State.

      NOTE: Passport fees and execution fees must be paid separately.

      How do I renew my passport book?

      If you meet the following criteria then you renew your passport by completing form DS-82 and submitting your application by mail. The cost is $110; if you choose expedited service, the total fee is $170 payable to the U.S. Department of State.  If you are not eligible for renewal, you must apply for a U.S. passport via the regular process described above.  To review current official United States passport policies please visit the State Department's Passport pageexternal link icon

      You can renew your U.S. Passport Book by mail if:

      1. You can submit your most recent passport with your application,
      2. You were at least 16 years old when your passport was issued,
      3. Your most recent passport was issued less than 15 years ago, and
      4. Your name has not changed since your last passport was issued OR your name was changed by marriage or court order and you can submit proper documentation to reflect the name change.

      Where can I get a certified copy of my birth certificate?

      The City of Takoma Park does not provide certified copies of birth certificates.  The National Center for Health Statistics web page (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm external link icon) has information links for all the States and U.S. territories.

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