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Passports

 

Please Note: The City of Takoma Park does not process the DS-82 Renewal Application, which is a Mail-In Only Application.

PASSPORT HOURS

Passport appointments are now being accepted:

Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 11:00 am only

New Appointment Hours
Starting  August 23, 2021

Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm only

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by emailing sofiav@takomaparkmd.gov or calling 301-891-7100.

Masks are required at the City building

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

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 a United States Passport Book

To expedite the passport execution process, have the following items ready/complete when you arrive at the Community Center for passport execution services.  Failure to provide a completed application and the necessary documents listed below will result in significant processing delays and/or denial of your application.

Regular passport applications take 10-12 weeks to process. Expedited passport applications take 4-6 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.

Effective January 9, 2017, all customers applying for a passport using form DS-11 must submit a clear copy of their citizenship evidence in addition to their original or certified copy of U.S. citizenship. If there is writing on both sides of the citizenship evidence, then copies must be made of the front and back of the document.
The photocopy is required of primary U.S. citizenship evidence such as a certified birth certificate, naturalization certificate, consular report of birth abroad, and certificate of citizenship. Customers who submit an expired U.S. passport book or passport card as citizenship evidence do not need to submit a photocopy.

Photocopies:

  • Must be legible
  • Must be on white 8.5″ x 11″ standard paper
  • Must be copied using black ink
  • Cannot be double-sided

Customers who do not submit a photocopy or second certified copy of their citizenship evidence may experience a delay in the processing of their passport application.

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.
  • Eyeglasses are not allowed in passport photographs

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 cash, credit card or money order. There is a convenience fee when paying with a credit card.

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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 the applicant. Passports issued to individuals under the age of 16 cannot be renewed.

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.

 General Information
  • The City of Takoma Park does not process the DS-82 Renewal Application, which is a Mail-In Only Application.
  • Effective with reopening post-COVID, we now only process passports via appointments.
  • All forms must be written clearly with no mark outs, scratch outs, etc.

Questions?

Email:  SofiaV@takomaparkmd.gov

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:

$145.00 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.
  • $35.00 execution fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by cash, credit card*, money order or cashiers check.

Under age 16:

$115.00 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.
  • $35.00 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:

$65.00 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.
  • $35.00 execution fee. Payable to the City of Takoma Park by cash, credit card*, money order or cashiers check.

Under age 16:

$50.00 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.
  • $35.00 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.

Overnight Service

The cost for overnight service from the Department of State to the applicant is $17.56 (new price went into effect Jan 25, 2021)


Need a Passport?

Appointments are now required at the Community Center. Call 301-891-7100

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