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City of Laurel Passport Office


8103 Sandy Spring Road

Laurel, Maryland 20707

301-725-5300 ext. 2193


Office Hours


Monday thru Friday:               9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesday:                                  9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

 (Passport office closed each day between 12 Noon and 1:00 PM)


PLEASE NOTE: The City of Laurel Passport Office does not process the DS-82 Renewal Application, which is a Mail-In Only Application.


Application Process For Individuals 16 Years of Age and Older


The applicant is required to complete the application and provide all necessary documents prior to being assisted by a City Passport Agent.  Failure to provide a completed application and the necessary documents listed below will result in significant processing delays and/or denial of your application:


  • Completed Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS-11 09-2013) (Do Not Sign);
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship (see instructions on page 2 / #1 of passport application);
  • Front and Back Copy of Proof of Identity (see instructions on page 2 / #2 of passport application);
  • Recent Color Photograph (see instructions on page 2 / #3 of passport application).

First-Time Application For Individuals Under The Age of 16 Years   (Both parents, or the child’s legal guardian(s) must be present)


The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are required to complete the application and provide all necessary documents prior to being assisted by a City Passport Agent. Failure to provide a completed application and the necessary documents listed below will result in significant processing delays and/or denial of your application:


  • Completed Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS-11 09-2013) (Do Not Sign);
  • Proof of the child’s U.S. citizenship (birth certificate)  (see “special requirements for children” instructions on page 1 of passport application);
  • Evidence of the child’s relationship to parent(s)/guardian(s) (see “special requirements for children” instructions on page 1 of passport application);
  • Parental/guardian government-issued identification (see “special requirements for children” instructions on page 1 of passport application);
  • Recent Color Photograph (see instructions on page 2 / #3 of passport application).

Passport Process To Re-apply For Individuals Under the Age of 16 Years   


Passports issued to individuals under the age of 16 cannot be renewed.  The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are required to re-apply for a passport as if it was their first time applying.


Re-applying for a passport for individuals under the age of 16 cannot be performed by mail. The process must be performed in-person and must include the child’s current passport and birth certificate, along with a completed application package that includes all items listed above in the First-Time Application section.


Application Fees


There are two (2) separate fees paid by the applicant to obtain a passport.  The first fee is the “application” fee paid to the U.S. Department of State and the second fee is the “processing” fee paid to the City of Laurel.  The “processing” fee is a non-refundable payment made to the City of Laurel.  This payment is retained by the City of Laurel whether or not the passport is issued by the U.S. Department of State.


Payment Methods


  • Personal checks and money orders are accepted for payment by the U.S. State Department
  • Cash, credit and debit cards cannot be used for U.S Department of State application payments
  • Cash and Visa/MasterCard credit and debit cards can be used for the City of Laurel processing payments
  • Money Orders payable to the U.S. Department of State may be purchased with a debit card, but not a credit card, at U.S. Postal Facilities
  • Checks or money orders must draw on U.S. financial institutions based in the United States and be payable in U.S. dollars.

Adult Applications (Age 16 Years and Older)


Adult Passport Book


  • Application Fee:        $110.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing Fee:          $  25.00 (payable to the City of Laurel)

Adult Passport Card


  • Application Fee:        $ 30.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing Fee:          $ 25.00 (payable to the City of Laurel)

Adult Passport Book + Card


  • Application Fee:        $140.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing Fee:          $  25.00 (payable to the City of Laurel)

           


Minor Applications (Under the Age of 16)


Minor Passport Book


  • Application Fee:        $ 80.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing Fee:          $ 25.00 (payable to the City of Laurel)

Minor Passport Card


  • Application Fee:        $ 15.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing Fee:          $ 25.00 (payable to the City of Laurel)

Minor Passport + Card


  • Application Fee:        $ 95.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Processing Fee:          $ 25.00 (payable to the City of Laurel)

Other Fees (Optional)


  • Application Expediting Fee:                  $ 60.00 (check/money order payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Overnight Delivery Fee:                     $ 20.66 (check/money order payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • File Search Fee:                                      $150.00 (payable to the U.S. Department of State)
  • Color Passport Photograph Fee:            $ 10.00 (cash/credit card payable to the City of Laurel)
  • Proof of Identity Copy Fee:                              $   1.00 (cash/credit card payable to the City of Laurel)

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