Passport Applications


NOTICE: Per federal guidelines we are no longer accepting Passport Applications.

The York County Prothonotary's Office is an authorized Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Passport Services. We are located at:

45 N. George St
York, PA 17401
No cell phones, cameras or other electronic equipment is permitted in the Judicial Center.
You will not be allowed to enter the building with these items and security personnel will not hold them for you.

All passport applicants must appear in person, including minors.

We offer walk-in service of new U.S. passport applications with no appointment necessary. You may bring a completed form (or get one at the office), the required documentation and payment to the Prothonotary's Office any time Monday - Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (except Federal holidays).
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The best way to get up to date passport information is to call our office at 717-771-4760. We recommend calling our office with any questions before coming in to apply.

What you will need:

          1) The Prothonotary's Office has blank forms available to the public
          2) Additionally, forms are available online: Online Passport Applications

      Proof of U.S. Citizenship
          1) State Certified Birth Certificate - Long Form Only
               * Both parents' names must be included on the birth certificate
               * To obtain a new PA birth certificate go to PA Vital Records/Birth Certificates 
               * Out of state birth certificates can be ordered HERE 
          2) Naturalization Certificate - Original only
          3) Expired U.S. Passport
          4) Birth Abroad Document

        All citizenship documentation must be submitted to the U.S. Department of State with the 
        passport application. The citizenship documentation will be returned to you via US mail.

      Proof of Identity 
          1) Primary Identification: Valid Driver's License or Military ID
          2) Secondary Indentification (must provide 2): 
               a. Original State-issued Identification Card 
               b. Current School ID
               c. Expired state issued Driver's License or Stae ID card
               d. Health insurance card
               e. Work ID
               f. Social security card
               g. Voter registration card      

        Please note, If an applicant, or the parents/legal guardians of a minor, presents an out-of-state
        driver's license, additional identification is required.    

           One color passport photo (2"x2"). 
           Please note that these are a specific type of photo. AAA, drugstores, and camera shops take 
           passport photos. Personal photos, school photos or photos obtained from a “photo booth”
           are not acceptable.

      Additional Requirements for Minor Children
          Both parents and the minor child must be present at the time of application.

       Fees (for each application)
           Payment for passports is done in two parts. A check must be written for the U.S. Department of State
           fee. The Prothonotary fee is separate and may be paid by cash, check, money order, or credit card.
           Passport Fee Chart

       Expedited processing
            If you are travelling in less than three weeks you will need to schedule an appointment in
            Philadelphia or Washington DC by calling 1-877-487-2778. Proof of departure is required.
            Expedited processing takes two to three weeks and is available for an additional fee.
            For more information on exedited service call our office at 717-771-4760.

Currently, it takes six to eight weeks for your to get your passport.   

To check the status of your passport go to US Department of State.

We look forward to serving you.