Where to Get a Passport

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                          Where to Get a Passport
There are many places to get a passport. The place you need to go depends on
the type of passport service you require and how soon you need to have your
travel document returned to you. The information below will help you decide
where to get your passport.

Passport by Mail

You can apply for a passport renewal by mail using Form DS-82 if you meet
certain requirements and have more than two weeks before your departure. Your
present passport cannot be damaged. It should have been issued to you within
the past 15 years and when you were at least 16 years old. Your name must be
the same as that in your present passport or you need to send documentation of
the change such as a certified copy of your marriage license. If you do not meet
these requirements, you cannot apply by mail.

Passport Acceptance Facility

For regular or expedited processing of a new passport, you need to take your
completed application form DS-11 along with all supporting documents to the
nearest passport acceptance facility. The Department of State's Bureau of
Consular Affairs, Office of Passport Services authorizes many public libraries, post
offices, clerks of court, and other state, county, township, and municipal
government offices to receive passport applications on its behalf. There are over
9,000 such locations throughout the United States and U.S. territories.

Regional Passport Agency

Another location available to get a passport is any of the thirteen regional
passport agencies. These agencies only attend travelers who need a passport in
less than 2 weeks. If you need to get a passport in a hurry, this is a good option.
Agencies are located in Boston, Chicago, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New

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Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C. You can also
find them in Aurora, Colorado and Norwalk, Connecticut.

You first need to call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778
and set up an appointment at the passport agency that serves your region. You
should neither arrive more than 15 minutes early nor be more than 15 minutes
late. Be sure to take you completed, unsigned application, proof of US citizenship,
current identification, two passport photos, proof of departure, and your
appointment confirmation number.

Private Passport Expediter

In cases where you need to get a passport within a couple of weeks and are
unable to travel to a regional passport agency, you can contract a private
expediting service to obtain your travel document for you. You still need to
present your application and documents to a passport agent but, instead of
mailing them directly to the Office of Passport Services, you would send them to
the expediter you have contracted and authorized to represent you.

Visit U.S. Passport Service Guide to access the list of passport acceptance facilities
by state and review online passport expediters.

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Description: There many places where passports can be applied. Aside form the usual passport agencies, there are several satellite regional agencies near each state where you can apply for passports. Other places in which you can apply for one are reflected in this article.
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