Passports

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

8103 Sandy Spring Rd.
Laurel, MD  20707
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri: 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Until July 15, 2014

 (NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY)

** Please Note: Closing times reflect when LAST application will be taken. Depending on volume the City reserves the right to discontinue accepting applicants. We ask that you please call ahead to check just before you plan on coming into the Laurel Passport Office at 301-725-5300.**

IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A PASSPORT:

YOU MUST HAVE THESE ITEMS BEFORE SEEING
THE PASSPORT AGENT:
 
1. Valid Picture ID (Driver’s License, Government ID,
Naturalization Papers)
 
2. Original/Certified copy of Birth Certificate
and/or previous Passport.
*If 15 years or under, you need both previous Passport AND Birth Certificate.
 
3. Copy, front and back, of your Driver’s License for each application
($1/copy if done at Laurel Municipal Center).

YOU MUST HAVE TWO SEPARATE PAYMENTS FOR:

  1. APPLICATION FEE:
    • $80 for 15 years and under;
    • $110 for 16 years and over;
      1.  MUST BE CHECK OR  MONEY ORDER;
      2. Add $60 if expediting.
  2. PROCESSING FEE OF $25:
    • CASH OR CREDIT CARD (VISA/MASTER CARD ACCEPTED).
  3. ONE 2X2 COLOR PASSPORT PICTURE with Light Background.

(If taken at Laurel Municipal Center, we charge $10 per picture)

  1. BOTH SIDES OF APPLICATION, LINES #1 THROUGH #21, MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SEEING THE PASSPORT AGENT.
  2. DO NOT SIGN THE APPLICATION BEFORE SEEING THE PASSPORT AGENT.

In order to apply for a passport at the City of Laurel Passport Office, you MUST have everything with you, including a filled out application, BEFORE seeing the passport agent OR YOU MAY BE ASKED TO COME BACK ANOTHER DAY.

The City of Laurel is an authorized passport acceptance agent.   Please note, however, that the City of Laurel is not authorized to process official, military or "no fee" passport applications.
 

Click here to go to State Department website for forms.

Important Notice: All Minors Must Appear in Person


Regulations Regarding Children's Passports

Regulations for Children's Passports as provided by the Code of Federal Regulations
Title 22, Section 51.28


Birth Certificate Requirement: Certified copies of birth certificates must also include the following information to be considered acceptable primary evidence of U.S. citizenship:

  • Full name of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal of issuing authority
  • Registrar’s signature
  • The date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year)

If you have a birth certificate that does not meet these requirements, please see Secondary Evidence of U.S. Citizenship.


Where Do I Apply? 

Laurel Municipal Center
8103 Sandy Spring Road
Laurel, MD 20707
301-725-5300

What times are applications accepted?
 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10:00 AM until *4:00 PM
   


What are the fees?
 Passport Fees

Please see the fees below. 

Routine Services (Form DS-11)
Non-Refundable

Passport Service

Passport Book Fee
(Check or Money Order ONLY)

Processing Fee
(Cash/CREDIT CARD Only)**

Total Fees

Age 16 & Over

$110.00

$25.00

$135.00

  *Add $60 if Expediting = $170   Expedite Total = $195
Under Age 16

$80.00

$25.00

$105.00

  *Add $60 if Expediting = $140   Expedite Total = $165

Passport Service

Passport Card Fee
(Check or Money Order ONLY)

Processing Fee
(Cash/CREDIT CARD Only)**

Total Fees

Age 16 & Over

$30.00

$25.00

$55.00

  *Add $60 if Expediting = $90   Expedite Total = $115
Under Age 16

$15.00

$25.00

$40.00

  *Add $60 if Expediting = $75   Expedite Total = $100

    ** Processing Fee is CASH/CREDIT CARD ONLY!

The City now accepts Visa or Master Card for payment of the Processing Fee. 

Passport fee must be by check or money order payable to "US DEPARTMENT OF STATE."

  • $60 Expedite fee for each application (2 - 3 week return).  Additional charges will apply to optional overnight delivery service.  To receive your passport as soon as possible, we strongly suggest that you arrange overnight delivery service for:

    * Sending your passport application
    * Returning your passport to you.

     
  • Fees must be paid at the time of application. Other fees may be applicable as well.

    Passport fees paid at the time of application are non-refundable processing fees.

For further information on City's Passport processing, you may call the Laurel Municipal Center at (301) 725-5300,
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 

** Notice **

  • State Department Telephone Number is 1-877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793.
     
  • Customer Service Representatives will be available Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Time, excluding Federal Holidays.
     
  • Automated Access will continue 24/7.
     
  • E-mail access at npic@state.gov.
     
  • You may also access the U.S. State Department, Passport Information website.  This is the only official U.S. Government Website for passport information.