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Passport Service

The Bensalem Branch  of the Bucks County Free Library is a passport acceptance facility. Passport services are available on a walk-in basis Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants must bring proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity; a passport photo; and two forms of payment for the fees.  One check or money order is made out to the Department of State. The amount paid to the Department of State varies depending on the type of service requested.  An execution fee of $25 per application is payable to the Bucks County Free Library, which can be made by check, money order, or cash.

 

Please review the Passport Checklist below.  For a printable version click here.

To apply for a new passport, you need to do the following:

 

Fill Out U.S. Passport Application

Do not sign until requested by an agent at the Bensalem Library

 

Show Proof of U.S. Citizenship

Primary Evidence (One of the following):

Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport

Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state

Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth

Naturalization Certificate

Certificate of Citizenship

 

Submit a Copy of Proof of Identity on 8 ½” x 11” Paper

Primary Evidence (One of the following):

Previously issued, undamaged U.S. passport

Naturalization Certificate

Valid Driver’s License

Current Government ID (city, state or federal)

Current Military ID (military and dependents)

 

Submit One Color Passport Photo, 2×2 inches in size

Passport photo services are available at Bensalem library for a $10 fee.

Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance

Full face, front view with a plain white or off white background

Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

Taken in normal street attire

 

Pay Passport Fees

Application Fees (Adult): passport book is $110 and passport cards is $30.

Application Fees (Minor): passport book is $80 and passport cards is $20.

Processing Fee is $25. Cash, Check or Money Order, payable to Bucks County Free Library

Expedited service fee is $60.

 

Applicants under age 16

Applicants 15 and younger must have both parents/legal guardians present. If only one parent/guardian can appear, form DS-3053 must be submitted with application If only one parent/guardian legally responsible, must submit certified proof of sole custody.  State issued birth certificate is required for all children.

 

Secondary Evidence

Don’t have primary evidence? The following Secondary Evidence is acceptable with a copy of Birth Record or Letter of No Record:

Baptismal certificate

Hospital birth certificate

Census record

Early school record

 

Unless otherwise noted, all fees must be paid via check or money order, payable to the U.S. Department of State.