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Passports

The City of Takoma Park offers passport execution service  at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center on the second floor.

PASSPORT HOURS

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday – Thursday

Passport services are performed on a first come, first served basis and do not require an appointment. When you arrive for passport execution services take a number and wait in the immediate seating area.

Passport service hours are subject to change without notice. Whenever possible, office closures will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and this website.

Takoma Park staff encourage calling the City’s main phone number at 301-891-7100 and checking if the office is open before departing for the Community Center for passport services.

Passport policies are subject to change at any time. To review current official United States passport policies, please visit the U.S. State Department’s passport page. 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)

How To Apply for an United States Passport Book

To expedite the passport execution process, have the following items ready when you arrive at the Community Center for passport execution services. Regular passport applications take at least six weeks to process. and expedited passport applications take at least three weeks. The City of Takoma Park has no control over passport processing times.

What to Bring

DS-11 form. This form must be completed and submitted for your application. The form is available at the Community Center or at travel.state.gov. Complete your DS-11 in black ink. Do not sign your forms before you meet with the Passport Agent.

Original evidence of United States citizenship.

Valid photo identification. Acceptable formats:

  • Current Government ID (City, Federal, or State)
  • Current Military ID (Military and Dependents)
  • Driver’s License
  • Naturalization Certificate

A 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.

One 2″ x 2″ color passport photo.

  • Takoma Park does not take passport photos. You must provide your own.

Payment for any applicable fees.

  • Passport fees and execution fees must be paid separately. Fees are detailed at the bottom of this page.
  • Fees paid to the U.S. Department of State are payable by check or money order only.
  • Execution fees paid to the City of Takoma Park can be paid by check, credit card or money order. There is a convenience fee when paying with a credit card.
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Passport services are offered 9 AM – 1 PM Monday through Thursday at the Takoma Park Community Center – Sam Abbott Citizens’ Center.

Important Passport Information for Applicants

Children

Children under the age of 16 must appear in person with parents. For persons ages 16 and 17, only one parent must appear with applicant.

Original Documents

All original documents are sent to the U.S. Department of State for review with your application. You will get your original documents in the mail a few days after you receive your passport.

Altenrate Passport Facilities

In the event that the City of Takoma Park’s passport services are unavailable check the US Department of State’s “Where to Apply for a Passport Nationwide” page for an alternate passport facility.

Passport Fees

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

U.S. Passport Books

Ages 16 and older:

$135.00 total cost.

This cost includes:

  • $110.00 passport fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State. Fees paid to the U.S. Department of State are payable by check or money order only.
  • $25.00 execution fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by cash, credit card*, money order or cashiers check.

Under age 16:

$105.00 total cost.

This cost includes:

  • $80.00 passport fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State. Fees paid to the U.S. Department of State are payable by check or money order only.
  • $25.00 execution fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by cash, credit card*, money order or cashiers check.*

*NOTE: A convenience fee of 2.9% or $1.50, whichever is greater, will be charged for credit card payments of execution fees.

U.S. Passport Card

The U.S. 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. Fees paid to the U.S. Department of State are payable by check or money order only.
  • $25.00 execution fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by cash, credit card*, money order or cashiers check.

Under age 16:

$40.00 total cost.

This cost includes:

  • $15.00 passport fee. Payable to U.S. Department of State. Fees paid to the U.S. Department of State are payable by check or money order only.
  • $25.00 execution fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by cash, credit card*, money order or cashiers check.

*NOTE: A convenience fee of 2.9% or $1.50, whichever is greater, will be charged for credit card payments of execution fees.

Other Services & Fees

Expedited Services
  • $60.00 per application. Payable to the U.S. Department of State.
File Searches
  • $150.00 file search fee. Payable to the U.S. Department of State.
Additional Visa Pages
  • $82.00 feePayable to the U.S. Department of State.

Need a Passport?

Takoma Park staff encourage calling the City's main phone number and checking if the office is open before departing for the Community Center for passport services.

301-891-7100

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