Regional Passport Agencies
One way that you can get a passport in a hurry is to apply in person at a regional passport office. There are 26 regional passport agency locations in major cities across the United States. In order to apply for a passport at a regional office, you will need to make an appointment by calling the National Passport Information Center at 877-487-2778. You will also need to have proof that you need a passport urgently, such as a flight itinerary showing a departure within two weeks (or within four weeks if you must also get a travel visa). If your departure is in less than 8 business days, or if you have documentation of a life-or-death emergency overseas, you can get emergency service and will be able to pick up your passport at the regional passport agency. If your departure is farther out, your completed passport will be sent to you within 8 business days.
How to Apply for a Passport at a Regional Passport Office
Before you go:
- Make an appointment by calling 877-487-2778, and make note of your appointment confirmation number.
- Gather all documents required for your passport service, including your valid identification and means of payment (checkbook or major credit card).
When you arrive:
- Arrive before your appointment time. You will need time to clear security and check in.
- Go through the security line, where you will need to show your identification and have your belongings inspected. No weapons are allowed in regional passport agencies.
- Check in at the Information Desk. Provide your appointment confirmation number or Social Security Number to verify your appointment. The Information Desk will then give you a number for service.
- Have a seat in the waiting area and wait for your number to be called. When your number is called, you will be directed to one of the windows for service.
Regional Passport Agencies Across the United States
- Arkansas Passport Agency Hot Springs, AR
- Atlanta Passport Agency Atlanta, GA
- Boston Passport Agency Boston, MA
- Buffalo Passport Agency Buffalo, NY
- Chicago Passport Agency Chicago, IL
- Colorado Passport Agency Aurora, CO
- Connecticut Passport Agency Stamford, CT
- Dallas Passport Agency Dallas, TX
- Detroit Passport Agency Detroit, MI
- El Paso Passport Agency El Paso, TX
- Honolulu Passport Agency Honolulu, HI
- Houston Passport Agency Houston, TX
- Los Angeles Passport Agency Los Angeles, CA
- Miami Passport Agency Miami, FL
- Minneapolis Passport Agency Minneapolis, MN
- National Passport Center Portsmouth, NH
- New Orleans Passport Agency New Orleans, LA
- New York Passport Agency New York, NY
- Philadelphia Passport Agency Philadelphia, PA
- San Diego Passport Agency San Diego, CA
- San Francisco Passport Agency San Francisco, CA
- San Juan Passport Agency San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Seattle Passport Agency Seattle, WA
- Vermont Passport Agency St. Albans, VT
- Washington Passport Agency Washington, DC
- Western Passport Center Tucson, AZ