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Lancaster, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Lancaster Main Post Office
1400 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster PA, 17601

Lancaster Public Library
125 N Duke St
Lancaster PA, 17602

Lancaster County Prothonotary's Office
50 N Duke St
Lancaster PA, 17602

In Lancaster, Pennsylvania there are (3) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Lancaster 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 3 passport offices in Lancaster, there are (321) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Lancaster.

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 Lancaster Pennsylvania

Showing 3 passport offices in Lancaster:

Lancaster Main Post Office

1400 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601

Lancaster Public Library

125 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster County Prothonotary's Office

50 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602


Other passport offices near Lancaster Pennsylvania

Millersville Post Office - Millersville - 5.2 Miles
Quarryville Post Office - Quarryville - 8 Miles
Quarryville Public Library - Quarryville - 8 Miles
Lititz Post Office - Lititz - 8.9 Miles
Ephrata Public Library - Ephrata - 9.7 Miles
Manheim Post Office - Manheim - 11.2 Miles
Milanof-Schock Library - Mt Joy - 13.3 Miles
Parkesburg Post Office - Parkesburg - 15.6 Miles
Adamstown Area Library - Adamstown - 16.2 Miles
Red Lion Post Office - Red Lion - 18.2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lancaster

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 - 50.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 76.6 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 110.9 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 138.2 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 208.9 Miles

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Lancaster

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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster

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

New Providence Pennsylvania, Akron Pennsylvania, Ephrata Pennsylvania, Columbia Pennsylvania, Wrightsville Pennsylvania, Mount Joy Pennsylvania, Denver Pennsylvania, Marietta Pennsylvania, Windsor Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown Pennsylvania, Oxford Pennsylvania, Coatesville Pennsylvania, Richland Pennsylvania, Rising Sun Maryland, Myerstown Pennsylvania, Manchester Pennsylvania, Wyomissing Pennsylvania, Palmyra Pennsylvania, Avondale Pennsylvania, Hershey Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Lancaster. 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 Lancaster, Pennsylvania

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Lancaster simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Lancaster 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 Lancaster?

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 are 3 passport offices in Lancaster.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Lancaster 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 Lancaster?

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 Lancaster, 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 Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

How much does a passport cost in Lancaster?

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 Lancaster?

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 Lancaster.

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

Walmart Lancaster Supercenter - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
2034 Lincoln Hwy E
Lancaster PA 17602
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1662 - Lancaster - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
1624 Lincoln Highway
Lancaster PA 17602
(717) 394-5121
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #317 - Lancaster Pa - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
1875 Hempstead Rd
Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 396-8460
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #1669 - Lancaster - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
2410 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster PA 17602
(717) 464-3736
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - South Of Lancaster - (2.6 mi)
Kendig Square Near Kmart And Next To Fine Wine & Good Spirits
2600 Willow St Pike N
Willow Street PA 17584
(717) 464-7225
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2158 - Lancaster - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
32 West Lemon Street
Lancaster PA 17602
(717) 394-4013
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1675 - Lancaster - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
1278 Millersville Pike
Lancaster PA 17603
(717) 397-2481
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5090 - Lancaster - (3.9 mi)
Photo Center
551 Harrisburg Avenue
Lancaster PA 17603
(717) 391-9503
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9876 - Lancaster - (3.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lititz & Fordney
1262 Lititz Pike
Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 290-2012
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1671 - Lancaster - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
1507 Lititz Pike
Lancaster PA 17601
(717) 397-0369
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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