Passports

**** Due to the High Volume of Applicants the City of Laurel has been receiving,
we ask that you please call ahead before coming into our Passport Office.
We can be reached at 301-725-5300.***

 

Hours of Operation 

Mondays 10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesdays - 10:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 10:00am - 4:00pm.

***All end times reflect when the last application will be accepted. The City of Laurel also recommends that as with any of our times, please call ahead to ensure that there has not been a change in the closing time.***

***The City of Laurel Passport Office is capable of providing passport photos meeting the
specifications of the U.S. Department of State. 
Passport photos are available at a very competitive low cost of $10 per photo.****

Apply for a US Passport

 <<Call Passport Information Line 301-725-5305 for details>>

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.


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.

2)  As of October 30, 2010, the Department of State will ONLY accept Puerto Rican birth certificates on or after July 1, 2010. Affected customers that do not yet have a new Puerto Rican birth certificate should visit

http://prfaa.pr.gov/birthcertificatesnd2.asp (English)

www.prfaa.com/certificadosdenacimiento/ (Spanish)

This new law WILL NOT affect Puerto Rican citizens who currently have a US Passort and are eligible to submit Form DS-82: Application for a US Passport by Mail.



Where Do I Apply? 

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

What times are applications accepted?
 
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10:00 AM until *4:00 PM
Tuesdays (Note:  Special Evening Hours) 10:00 AM until *6:00 PM

* Please Note: Last Application is taken at closing time and due to increasing volume of applications
coming into the City of Laurel, the City reserves the right to discontinue accepting applicants
before closing time. We ask you  please call ahead to check on the volume of applicants we have 
in the lobby, 301-725-5300.

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

Under Age 16

$80.00

$25.00

$105.00

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

Under Age 16

$15.00

$25.00

$40.00

    ** 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.

 

What documentation is required?

(If you do not have all of the below, you may be asked to return another day, so please be sure to carefully read and bring all needed documentation with you)
 

Application

  1. A DS-11 Application is needed for new passports or renewals, so please be sure to have a completed application when you appear before the passport agent.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship

  1. A previous U.S. Passport
  2. If you were born in the U.S., the original or a certified copy of your birth certificate issued by the State, County or City of your birth that contains a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multi-colored seal and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office.
  3. If you have neither a certified birth certificate or a passport bring a notice from the registrar of the State where you were born that no birth record exists.  Also, bring as many as possible of the following:  a baptismal certificate, hospital birth record, early census, school record or family bible record (to be considered, these items must show your full name and date and place of birth).
  4. If you were born abroad, bring a certificate of naturalization, or a certificate of birth abroad.
  5. Applicants 17 years old and under must appear with a parent or legal guardian.  Applications for children 15 years old and under must meet the "2-parent consent" guidelines and the consent form must be notarized, as well as the form must be accompanied by a copy of the absent parent's Driver's License, front and back.  When renewing passports for children 15 years old and under, both the original birth certificate and the previous passport must be submitted. 
Proof of Identity
 
  1. A previous U.S. Passport
  2. A certificate of naturalization or citizenship
  3. A valid driver's license, government or military ID or other photo ID (You must now provide a copy of your driver's license, front and back, that will be sent along with your application. If you do not have one when you appear to apply for your passport, the City of Laurel can make a copy for you, but applicant will be charged $1 per copy, per application for said service)

 

One Photograph

One (1)  full front pose, 2" by 2" color photograph on white or light-colored background. (photo must be recent, taken within the last six months).  No vending machine photo will be accepted. (City of Laurel does take Passport Photos at a cost of $10)


Childrens Passport Issuance Alert Program
 

Separate from the two-parent signature requirement for U.S. passport issuance, parents may also request that their children's names be entered in the U.S. Passport name-check system. The Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program provides:
 

  1. Notification to parents of passport applications made on behalf of their minor children
     
  2. Denial of passport issuance if appropriate court orders are on file with the CPIAP.
     

For more information, contact the Office of Children's Issues at (202) 736-7000
 

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 or call our Passport Information Telephone Line at (301) 725-5305.
 

** Notice **
 

  • New Telephone Number is 1877-4USA-PPT (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.