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Location Closure The Govans Branch is closed through Friday, May 31 due to facility maintenance.

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Passport Office Appointments

Appointments are required for all passport services and are available upon request. Contact the Passport Office at (410) 396-5460 with questions or to request an appointment.

Plan ahead! Processing times can take up to 13 weeks, not including mailing time.

The library cannot process passport renewals, however you may pick up a renewal form at the library and have your photo taken for a fee.

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To submit a passport application, you will need to pay both a Department of State fee and a Enoch Pratt Free Library fee.

Department of State

The U.S. Department of State only accepts checks or money orders. Please make payable to: U.S. Department of State.

PRODUCTCOST (not including Library processing fees)
Passport Book (age 16 and over)$130
Passport Book (age 15 and under)$100
Passport Card (age 16 and over)$30
Passport Card (age 15 and under)$15
Passport Book + Card (age 16 and over)$160
Passport Book + Card (age 15 and under)$115
Expedited Service (per application)$60
1-2 Day Delivery (return delivery only from the State Department)$19.53

Library Fees

$35 execution fee per application

$15 color passport photo

Fees can be paid with cash, check, credit card, or money order. Please make payable to: Enoch Pratt Free Library. Enoch Pratt Free Library’s returned check fee is $15 plus the amount of the original check. All fees are non-refundable. Please note that Execution fees are the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities.

What to Bring

All applicants, including children, must be present.

Children aged 0 – 15 must have both parents present. Form DS-3053 must be notarized prior to your visit if a parent on the birth certificate is unable to be present, along with a photocopy of the back and front of the non-appearing parent’s valid photo identification. Form DS-5525 can be filled out if you have special family circumstances. Young adults aged 16–17 only need one parent present or must show proof of parental awareness..

Please be sure to have the following when coming to the library.

  • Separate payments for the U.S. State Department and Enoch Pratt Free Library.
  • Proof of citizenship (original, not photocopy):
    • Birth certificate
    • Naturalization certificate
    • Previous U.S. passport
    • Permanent resident card (required for the child of a naturalized parent)
  • Photo identification (e.g. state-issued Driver’s License or Photo ID card) for applicants 16 and older.
  • A completed (unsigned) form (DS-11) filled out in black ink. This form may also be picked up and filled out at the library.
  • One 2” x 2” passport photo with a white background (can be taken at the library for a $15 fee).

If you feel you have a special or unique circumstance, please call (410) 396-5460 to confirm the documents required for your application.

Application Status and Questions

The status of your application should be available online 2 weeks after applying. Visit or call the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) 1-877-487-2778 / 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) for more information regarding your completed passport application.

If you received a letter in the mail from the State Department with a request for more information, please review the letter and contact the listed phone number with any additional questions. Due to privacy the library cannot contact the State Department on your behalf.

Please contact The National Passport Information Center with any questions about the status of your application or if you have a travel emergency.

Urgent Travel and Life-or-Death Emergencies

If you have urgent travel and must leave within 2 weeks, please call 1-877-487-2778 / 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY) from 8 am to 10 pm ET, Mondays through Fridays. Appointments at the Washington Passport Agency are very limited.

For life-or-death emergencies, call 1-877-487-2778/ 1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TDD) from 8 am to 8 pm ET, Mondays through Fridays. If you have a life-or-death emergency after 8 pm (ET) on Mondays through Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays, call 202-647-4000.

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