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Ephrata, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Ephrata, PA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Ephrata Public Library
550 S Reading Rd
Ephrata PA, 17522

In Ephrata, Pennsylvania there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Ephrata passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 1 passport office in Ephrata, there are (325) other passport offices in Pennsylvania from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Ephrata, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Ephrata.

Local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can witness your signature and "officially" seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

Passport Offices in Ephrata Pennsylvania

Showing the single passport office in Ephrata:

Ephrata Public Library

550 S Reading Rd
Ephrata, PA 17522


Other passport offices near Ephrata Pennsylvania

Lititz Post Office - Lititz - 6.1 Miles
Adamstown Area Library - Adamstown - 6.7 Miles
Manheim Post Office - Manheim - 10 Miles
Lancaster Main Post Office - Lancaster - 10.3 Miles
Lancaster County Prothonotary's Office - Lancaster - 10.3 Miles
Lancaster Public Library - Lancaster - 10.3 Miles
Sinking Spring Public Library - Sinking Spring - 11.1 Miles
Millersville Post Office - Millersville - 13.4 Miles
Lebanon County Prothonotary's Office - Lebanon - 14.6 Miles
Berks County Prothonotary's Office - Reading - 14.8 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Ephrata

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Philadelphia Passport Agency - 49.4 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 86.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 104.3 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 131.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 202.6 Miles

Ephrata, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Ephrata is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Ephrata or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Ephrata will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Ephrata, there is one less than 100 miles from Ephrata.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Ephrata

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Ephrata or any other city in Pennsylvania or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Ephrata are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Ephrata

Residents of the following cities that are close to Ephrata can consider using the passport office services in Ephrata for their passport application sealing needs.

Ephrata Pennsylvania, Akron Pennsylvania, Denver Pennsylvania, Richland Pennsylvania, Myerstown Pennsylvania, Wyomissing Pennsylvania, New Providence Pennsylvania, Mount Joy Pennsylvania, Columbia Pennsylvania, Birdsboro Pennsylvania, Wrightsville Pennsylvania, Marietta Pennsylvania, Fredericksburg Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown Pennsylvania, Coatesville Pennsylvania, Palmyra Pennsylvania, Hershey Pennsylvania, Downingtown Pennsylvania, Hamburg Pennsylvania, Pottstown Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Ephrata. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Ephrata, Pennsylvania

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Ephrata simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Ephrata contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

What is the application process of getting a passport in Ephrata?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Ephrata.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Ephrata to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Ephrata?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Ephrata, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Philadelphia Passport Agency, it's not too far from Ephrata and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Philadelphia Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Ephrata.

How much does a passport cost in Ephrata?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Ephrata?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Ephrata.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

UPS Store - Cloister Shopping Center - (0.6 mi)
Across From The Ephrata Hospital - Behind The McDonald's
108 N Reading Rd
Ephrata PA 17522
(717) 733-1482
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5721 - Ephrata - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
440 North Reading Road
Ephrata PA 17522
(717) 733-1818
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Ephrata Supercenter - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
890 E Main St
Ephrata PA 17522
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1663 - New Holland - (6 mi)
Photo Center
706 West Main Street
New Holland PA 17557
(717) 354-4268
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2297 - Lititz - (6.1 mi)
Photo Center
385 North Broad Street
Lititz PA 17543
(717) 627-0081
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - The Shoppes At Kissel Hill - (6.7 mi)
The Shoppes At Kissel Hill (Behind McDonald's)
1002 Lititz Pike
Lititz PA 17543
(717) 627-4883
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1667 - Lititz - (6.7 mi)
Photo Center
1052 Lititz Pike
Lititz PA 17543
(717) 626-4115
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8495 - Lancaster - (7.3 mi)
Photo Center
2363 Oregon Pike
Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 560-1499
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #317 - Lancaster Pa - (8.5 mi)
Photo Center
1875 Hempstead Rd
Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 396-8460
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #1671 - Lancaster - (9.2 mi)
Photo Center
1507 Lititz Pike
Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 397-0369
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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