Get a Passport in Puerto Rico
American citizens can apply for passport services in the U.S. territory
of Puerto Rico at a number of locations. There are currently more than
20 passport application acceptance facilities
, 3 of which are in the capital, and the regional passport agency.
Acceptance facilities are usually located in postal offices. Applicants
can submit Form DS-11 and supporting documents at these locations in
order to obtain a new passport
or replace one that has been lost, stolen or significantly damaged.
Renewals, some name changes and corrections can be obtained directly by
An authorized acceptance agent
at these locations will review documents, administer an oath and
witness the signing of the application form. The application will be
mailed to a processing center. Time to complete the process is
estimated to take from 4 to 6 weeks unless you request expedited service
The fastest way to get a passport in Puerto Rico is to visit the regional agency in San Juan
where same-day service is available to those with emergency travel
needs. Schedule an appointment if possible but you can usually get your
passport expedited at the agency even if you do not have one. Just be
sure you have all the required documents before arriving so as not to
delay the process.
Note, a passport is not required for citizens of the United States to travel between the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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