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Jenkintown Library is a Passport Acceptance Facility.

Jenkintown Library has been authorized by the U.S. Department of State to accept and verify your documents, identity, and signature, and to send them to the Department of State to process your application.

Passport applications are accepted by appointment only; no walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments can be made up to one month in advance. Each day new appointments will become available on our online calendar, linked below. Please bear in mind that if you are more than 15 minutes late, your appointment will be considered cancelled.  


The Jenkintown Library ONLY processes First Time Passports, Minor Passports, or Passports that have been expired for over 5 years. If your passport does not fit any of these criteria, you do NOT need an appointment -- please see if you're eligible to use a Form DS-82 to renew your passport yourself! 


If you need to CANCEL or reschedule an appointment, please call us at (215) 884-0593.



The items needed to apply for a passport are as follows:

Passport application (DS-11)

The application must be filled out in black ink. The DS-11 form can be picked up at Jenkintown Library or downloaded here.

Proof of citizenship

Applicant must provide one of the documents listed below. Please see the full requirements here. For proof of citizenship documents, the original or a certified copy must be mailed with your application. It will be mailed back to you separately.

  • a U.S. birth certificate, certified by state of birth. (Birth Certificate Is Required For Minors, Regardless Of Prior Passport)
  • a valid U.S. passport (this can be expired)
  • a Certificate of Naturalization
  • a Certificate of Citizenship


You will need one of the following as proof of your identity:

  • a valid U.S. passport (this can be expired)
  • a driver's license
  • a state photo ID
  • a military ID


You will need one color photo, taken in the last 6 months. It must meet the requirements listed here.

Please note that when passports are delayed in processing, the most common delay is due to unacceptable photo. Please view the requirements and ensure your photo meets the Department of State's standards.

Check or Money Order to the U.S Department of State*

  • Standard fee for an adult (age 16 and up): $130.00.
  • Standard fee for a minor (under 16): $100.00.
  • Expedited fee for an adult (age 16 and up) is $190.00.
  • Expedited fee for a minor (under 16): $160.00
  • The standard fees for adult and minor passports are listed below. Find the full list of passport fees, including expedited processing times and passport cards, here.

Check or Money Order to Jenkintown Library*

The cost is $35.00 per application.

*Please note that only checks/money orders can be accepted for U.S. Department of State and Jenkintown Library, and payments may not be combined. No cash or credit/debit cards are accepted. 

Information Regarding Minors:

Please be aware that there are additional requirements for both minors under 16 (view them here) and minors aged 16-17 (view them here).

Full Information Regarding Passports:

While we have provided a guide on this website for your convenience, you should consult the Department of State website for complete information about passport application requirements.