Northeast Regional Library at 2228 Cottman Avenue is now an officially-designated passport application acceptance facility. We offer passport processing for new U.S. passports or passport cards. You may also have your passport photo taken for all passports (new and renewals). No appointment necessary.
|Tuesday||1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
Please note: The passport application process will take from 20–60 minutes per applicant. To ensure there is ample time to complete the process, please arrive at least 30 minute before the passport facility closes. More time may be needed for complex cases involving citizenship, parental guardianship, or late-minute travel. In the event that a passport acceptance agent believes the process cannot be completed prior to the library closing, you may be requested to return at another time.
This service is for a new U.S. passport or passport card only. To renew a passport that has expired ten years after date of issue, please visit the U.S. State Department website.
You must apply in person if any of the following is true:
Important: Do not sign the DS-11 form until the Passport Agent instructs you to sign it.
Two payments are required: One made payable to the U.S. Department of State and one made payable to the Free Library of Philadelphia Trustees. We recommend you call ahead (215-725-1740) before you visit, in order to determine your correct fees.