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Passport Acceptance Facility

The Passport Acceptance Facility is now processing Passport applications. Avoid waiting in line by making an appointment today

As a convenience to the community, Harford County Public Library System's (HCPL) Bel Air Branch Library accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Here are the facts at a glance. For more details, click the links.

100 E. Pennsylvania Ave
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-638-3151
TDD: 410-838-3371 (Hearing Impaired)
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Services Offered at the Bel Air Branch:

  • Passport Book and Card Application Acceptance (A passport card can only be used to re-enter the United States at land border-crossings and sea ports-of-entry from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda.)
  • Passport Photograph and Expedited Services

Documents/Items Needed 

  • The applicant, including infants and children, must be present.
  • Proof of citizenship - Example: an original birth certificate issued by the government (featuring an official seal, signature, and names of both parents). Hospital certificates and photocopies are not accepted); a Naturalization Certificate; a previous U.S. passport. A Permanent Resident Card is also required for children of Naturalized parent.
  • Current proof of identity - Example: valid driver's license/State ID/Government or Military ID.
  • Separate payment for DOS and HCPL fees -HCPL fees can be paid by check, money order, or credit card.  DOS fees must be paid by check or money order only.
  • A completed, UNSIGNED application - Passport Application DS-11 must contain no cross-outs, white-out, or errors of any kind and must be completed in BLACK ink.
  • 1 color passport photograph, two-inches square, taken within the last six months, sharp focus with a white background. These may be taken at the library for $15.
  • Any previous U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card, unless it was lost or stolen. Please bring evidence in support of a name change, if applicable.
  • Two parents with proof of relationship for applicants age 0-15; or a parent with a notarized consent form DS-3053 and copy of both sides of non-appearing parent's ID. Proof includes birth certificates and adoption papers.
  • One parent for minors 16-17.
Passport Services Passport Processing Fee: Check or money order payable to the Department of State Execution/Service Fee:
Check Payable to Harford County Public Library
Adult (age 16 and over)    
Book $110 $35
Card $30 $35
Juvenile (age 15 and under)    
Book $80 $35
Card $15 $35
Expedited Service* (per application if requested) +$60  

Overnight Delivery
(per application from DOS to home)


Color Passport Photo
(per person, if required)


*The average wait for a passport is 18 weeks. To expedite service please add $60 to the standard processing fees for faster service. For updated information regarding regular and expedited wait times go to:

Harford County Public Library returned check fee is $35.

Please note that Execution Fees are the same at all Passport Acceptance Facilities

General passport information

For application forms, full documentation requirements, fees, and travel warnings, visit the U.S. Department of State web site or call 877-487-2778.