Adult New Passport Requirements

Before your post office appointment, you must gather all the documents and items to get a New Passport.

Photocopy of a Valid Drivers’ License or State ID Front and Back.

If your ID was issued in the last 6 months or is expired, you will need to provide at least 2 additional IDs:

  • In-state, fully valid non-driver ID (without photo)
  • Learners or Temporary Driver Permit (without photo)
  • Temporary driver’s license (without photo)
  • Social Security card
  • Voter registration card
  • Employee work ID
  • Student ID
  • Medicare or health card

Provide your Evidence of Citizenship – You are required to submit 1 of the following

  • Fully valid, undamaged U.S. Passport (can be expired)
  • Original or certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization

Passport Fees – 2 Checks or Money orders made to the U.S. Department of State

  • 1 in the amount of $190.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State for passport
  • 1 in for 19.53 for 1-2 days express shipping included 

Passport Photos – Get at CVS, Walgreens, or Post office

  • In color
  • No glasses
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • In front of plain white or off-white background
  • Neutral facial expression with both eyes open
  • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the head or hairline

Confirmed Travel Itinerary –  Print 2 Copies

  • Plane ticket
  • Flight itinerary
  • Plane E-ticket
  • Hotel Reservations (Can only be used for driving across the border)
  • Business Travelers ( Will need Letter from employer on company letterhead stating the reason for emergency travel)

Letters of Authorization – Print 2 copies & complete

Passport Application – You must Print 2 Copies.

  • Print 2 copies of your application when completed
  • The application must be completed online and printed. If you have any questions, please call 215-397-1135
  • Do not sign the application after printing. It must be signed in front of the Passport acceptance agent at the Post office.
  • Click here to start filling out your new passport Application

If you have any questions or you have gathered all items needed, call 215-397-1135 to double-check before your Post office appointment

Shipping Your Hand Carry Application for Processing – Must use a trackable method FedEx, UPS, or USPS overnight)

Attention: Eric or Lorraine Mita
Prompt Passport Services
2324 S Lambert Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19145