Passports
 
 
Passports are processed by appointment only.  Appointment times are Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and Monday through Thursday at 1:30 pm.  To check appointment availability, please contact us at 570-278-6641. 
What you will need:
1.    Passport Application ~ (DS-11) our office has blank forms available or if you wish to prepare them ahead of time, feel free to visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html
If printing from home, please print one side only.
 
2.    Proof of U.S. Citizenship ~
v State Certified Birth Certificate containing a raised seal and both parents’ names.
 
 
v Naturalization Papers - Original only;
v Expired U.S. Passport.
3.    Proof of Identity ~
v Valid Driver's License or State-issued Identification Card - Original.
v If an applicant, or the parents/legal guardians of a minor, presents an out-of-state driver's license, additional identification is required. Acceptable forms of additional identification include:
          School ID;
          Health insurance card;
     Work ID;
     Social security card;
     Military ID.
4.    Photographs ~
v 1 color passport photo (2"x2") taken within the last 6 months.
 
v Passport photo can be taken in the Prothonotary's Office for a $10 fee.
5.    Additional Requirements for Minor Children ~
v Both parents and the minor child must be present at the time of application.
6.    Fees (for each application) ~
v Passport Books: Check or Money Order made payable to the U.S. Department of State in the amount of:
         
          $130 if applicant is 16 years of age or older;
          $100 if applicant is 15 years of age or younger;
v Passport Card: Check or Money Order made payable to the US Department of State in the amount of:
           $30 if applicant is 16 years of age or older;
          $15.00 if applicant is 15 years of age or younger;
v Expedited Processing: An additional $60 added onto the payment to the US Department of State;
v For each application: Check, Money Order or cash made payable to the Susquehanna County Prothonotary in the amount of $35;
v For pictures taken by the Prothonotary's Office: Check, Money Order or cash made payable to the Susquehanna County Prothonotary in the amount of $10.
 
*** If you are having picture taken in Prothonotary's Office one check for $45.00 will be accepted ***
 
Additional Information:
v The typical wait time for passports can be found on the U.S. Department of State page. 
v All citizenship documentation must be submitted to the US Department of State with the passport application. The citizenship documentation will be returned to you via US mail.
v To check the status of your passport, you may go to US Department of State.