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Due to Covid-19, passport applications could face a significant delay in processing. If you are traveling within 72 hours due to a life or death emergency, please call 1-877-487-2778, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time, except federal holidays.
It takes a minimum of 10-12 weeks for processing of a routine passport application. The fee for an expedited passport is an additional $60 (for a total of $170) and takes a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Until further notice, the Philadelphia passport office will only serve customers in person who have a life or death emergency and are traveling within 3 business days.
2. Naturalization certificate if you became a naturalized citizen.
3. Valid drivers license. Parents ID will be used for minors who do not drive.
4. Two 2” x 2” identical photographs. Photographs may be taken at the Sheriff’s Office, located at the same address, for a fee of $10 payable by check or money order. School photos are not acceptable.
Information required on the form: your social security number, parent’s birthdate and birthplace, current or previous marriage information.
If one parent or guardian cannot be present, a statement of consent form (#DS3053), or a comparable written statement, must be presented at the time of applying and must be notarized within 90 days of the application. Please be sure to include a front and back copy of the non-appearing parent's ID. It must be the same ID the parent used to notarize the documentation. All minor children age 15 years and younger that had a previous passport are required to bring both the expired passport and the long form birth certificate.