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Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.

What To Bring

ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING MINORS, MUST APPEAR IN PERSON WHEN APPLYING FOR A PASSPORT

Please Note: New Requirement for U.S. Birth Certificates Effective April 1, 2011

Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age.  Certified birth certificates missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship.  This will not affect applications already in-process that have been submitted or accepted before the effective date.

In addition to this requirement, certified copies of birth certificates must also include the following information to be considered acceptable primary evidence of U.S. citizenship:

  • Full name of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal of issuing authority
  • Registrar’s signature
  • The date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year)

For more information, please go to travel.state.gov

Proof of US Citizenship
Previous passport, or birth certificate certified from the state where you were born or your Naturalization Certificate.
Please Note* Hospital Birth Records and Notifications of Birth Registration are not acceptable.
Click here for more information on how to obtain a certified birth certificate.

Proof of Identity
Photo I.D.; valid drivers' license, or state photo I.D. card, or school photo I. D., or a parent with drivers' license (if applicant is under 16). As of 2015, it is now required that all Applicants 16 years and older must present a clear photocopy ( front & back) of  their valid government-issued identification (example: driver’s license/school ID card) along with that original photo identification.

Social Security Number

Photographs
2 recent identical, official passport photographs (2" x 2") color only. Click here for more information on acceptable digitized photographs.

FEES
There are two separate fees for every person applying for a passport. All fees are set by the federal government.

Click here for information on the new federal passport fees.

The Execution fee of $35.00 can be paid in a check, money order, or cash. Persons applying together can combine the fee into one check or money order payable to the Prothonotary. All fees are subject to change without notice.

For more information log onto www.travel.state.gov.


Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.

The Office of the Prothonotary
Judith Reiss, Prothonotary
Patricia Zimmerman, First Deputy
Randall Flager, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center 
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Passport applications NOT accepted after 4 p.m. except on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, when we have extended hours in the Justice Center for passports only until 7:30 pm.
The Bucks County Prothonotary's Office will NOT have extended, evening hours on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 for passports.

Lower Bucks County Government Services Center 
7321 New Falls Road 
Levittown, PA  19055 
267-580-3500
Currently closed for passport services; new scheduling should be posted soon.

Upper Bucks County Government Services Center 
261 California Road 
Quakertown, PA  18951
215-529-7250
Wednesdays:  8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed 1 to 1:30 p.m. for lunch)
Applicants must bring their own copies of identifying documents, front and back, plus two checks or money orders for payment.