New York Passport Agency Expedited Service
American citizens who are traveling, or submitting their
passports for foreign visas, within 14-28 days can submit applications
at the New York Passport Agency for expedited service. Submitting the
application form at a regional agency is the fastest way to get a
passport application processed. Both U.S. passport books and U.S.
passport cards are available on-site at this agency.
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New York Passport Agency
Greater New York Federal Building
376 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014-3621
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mondays through Friday
All Federal Holidays are excluded
Call 24/7 for an Appointment
Subway: Take the 1 or 9 local to Houston
Street, or, the A, B, C, D, E or F to West 4th Street.
Avoid delays, apply online for rush passport processing
Those who drive to the processing center will find metered
parking available on Varick and Hudson Streets near the Greater New
York Federal Building at 376 Hudson Street. Pasquale R. of Madison, NJ
applied for expedited service at the regional agency. In his review on Yelp.com
, he said the following about the parking options.
Parking is nearby but couldn't find the lot everyone was talking about.
Paid $20 after a little negotiating. Tricky st parking available but
park at your own risk.
Below is a widget that shows the locations of parking
garages and lots near 376 Hudson Street. You can use this to reserve
your parking place ahead of time and have one less thing to worry
- You will need your Social Security Number or your
- Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your
appointment. Earlier arrivals will not be admitted.
- Late arrivals, 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment,
will have to reschedule their appointments.
- Upon entry to the building, you will go through security,
including metal detectors.
- Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will
- You will be given a numbered ticket with the approximate,
current waiting time at the bottom. (We do our best to keep the waiting time
as short as possible.)
- You will then be directed to the interview room on the 10th Floor.
- When your number is called and/or appears on the television
monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.
Passports are issued according to travel plans. The number of
same-day passports that the agency processes are limited. Therefore,
applicants with confirmed emergency travel needs are given priority.
Depending on your departure date, you may be asked to pick you passport
up the next day. You can also request that the passport be sent to you
by express overnight delivery.
In a hurry? Get your passport in 24 hours
Regional passport agencies "require" you schedule an appointment
in order to submit passport applications. Applicants who require
emergency passport services often call within only a day or two of when
they need their travel documents and discover that no appointment is
available. If that is your situation, be assured that processing
centers frequently issue passports to applicants who do not have
Note, however, that there are a limited number of same-day passports
issued each day so you need to arrive early. Depending on the time of
year, it may be necessary to get to the agency an hour or two before
the doors open in order to guarantee that you get the opportunity to
submit your application form. If you do not want to take the risk or do
not have the time to spend the day waiting to get your passport
expedited, there is an alternative mentioned just below.
There are many passport courier services located in New York
that are registered with the regional agency. These companies have
experience in assisting American citizens to obtain expedited passports
and visas. While a private passport expediting company does charge a
fee in addition to government fees, they are an excellent option when
you absolutely must get a passport quickly and have no way to submit
the application yourself.
Our directory of couriers
lists more than 40 companies. For applicants in New York City, we recommend Fastport Passport
The company has more than a decade of experience getting thousands of
passports and visas expedited with an excellent customer service
rating. For reliable service, complete Fastport's secure online form to
get your passport expedited as fast as the same day.
If you didn't come to SoHo with all your documents in order, it's important to know where you can go to get passport photos
and copies made. One of the closest places to the Federal Building is just a few blocks away at the Rite Aid on 534 Hudson Street
. Here you can get your passport pictures for as low as $7.99; however, it has been known for slow service.
Bleeker Digital Solutions Professional Photo Lab, U.S. Passport Agency
Express, and FedEx Office Ship & Print Center are the other three
closest other options to get photos and copies made aside from Rite
Aid. They are higher rated for customer service, passport knowledge,
and quality services, but they are not in walking distance, so you will
need to get a cab. If you are pressed for time Rite Aid may be the
better option simply because it's closer.
If you are from out of town and need to pick up your passport
the next day, the first thing on the agenda should be securing a hotel
close to the passport agency located at 376 Hudson Street in SoHo.
There are 18 total hotels and apartments available in the SoHo
neighborhood, and many are located within blocks of the passport
agency. The price point ranges from $350 to $650 per night.
The industrial chic Hotel Hugo
offers luxury accommodations in SoHo and is within walking distance of the Greater New York Federal Building. The popular Sixty SoHo
is a bohemian boutique hotel offering upscale rooms, suites, and lofts,
and is also within walking distance. For excellent views of the city Trump SoHo New York
sits amid the neighborhood's tourist attractions; it is also within
minutes of the Federal Building. Get deep discounts on SoHo's pricey
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great way to find a place to stay while in New York. You can choose the
option of renting an entire place, a single room, or a shared room from
private owners. The prices are dependent upon your preferences, but if
you are on a budget there are at least a dozen options in SoHo with
is an excellent option for people on a budget. Over 140,000 New Yorkers
open their homes to visitors for a free night's stay. Join the
organization online for free and set up a profile. Peruse host profiles
in SoHo and choose your free place to stay by fit and past guest
Many of the hotels have restaurants within them, however finding
delicious places to eat while in SoHo is a breeze with over 150 of them
within a mile of the Greater New York Federal Building. You can find
everything from upscale to casual to fast food in almost any style of
cuisine. SoHo is known as the most walkable neighborhood in New York
making it easy to find restaurants, delis, coffee shops, convenient stores,
and bars with an average five minute walk.
One place to grab a quick bite is Dig Inn Season Market located at 350
Hudson Street where they offer "farm-fresh ingredients and top-notch
cooking to your lunch break for about 10 bucks." There are numberous
other options within a short walking distance of the processing center.
There are quite a few fun attractions for you to enjoy while you're in
SoHo waiting for your passport. Some people will be able to pick up
their passport the same day while others may have to wait until the
following day. Day trips versus one or two overnights in New York will
determine the activities you will be able to fit in. Whether you only
have a few hours to sightsee or an entire day, it's imperative to fit
in at least one attraction in this unique neighborhood. Museums are
some of the most popular attractions in SoHo and cater to all different
interests. The New Museum
, Children's Museum of the Arts, and New York City Fire Museum are all huge tourist attractions.
Museums are perfect for spending an afternoon in SoHo if you have at
least a day to explore, however, for those who only have a few hours
you must check out the cobblestone streets of SoHo
They are one of the only remaining locations in the city with
cobblestone ground. Then check out the ever-changing graffiti on the
walls on Crosby Street. Soho is eclectic, fun, and unique. Just walking
the neighborhood is an attraction in itself, so make sure you carve out
at least a few hours while waiting for your passport to take in this
The New York Passport Agency has a 4.5 stars rating
from more than 100 reviewers on Yelp.com. Most reviews are very
positive. There is much emphasis on the fast and efficient service.
Many people seem shocked but pleased that a government agency could
expedite their passports so quickly.
Pleasurable experience for a dreaded necessity....Staff was very friendly. Security and reps were all smiles. Pasquale R. - Madison, NJ
Of course, not everyone's experience is positive. There
are those who who end up spending many hours in long lines in order to
submit their applications. While there are many things that influence
the volume of applications submitted each day such as peak travel
periods and holiday travel, the total number of applicants who arrive
each day to get same day passports is unpredictable. One reviewer gave
the New York Agency only 1 star and wrote the following.
Terrible experience - partially because my expectations
for prompt processing were based on the other reviews. After 6.5 hours
there, I can speak from experience. Howard Y. - Tuxedo Park, NY
If you have no appointment and are concerned about whether or not you
will be able to submit your application or just can't spend the day at
the agency, you can authorize a third party to apply for expedited
passport service. We recommend Fastport Passport courier service
because they have more than 10 years of experience expediting passports for thousands of satisfied customers.
New York has the largest number of passport application acceptance
facilities of any state. Applicants who do not require express passport
service in two weeks or less can submit their forms and supporting
documents at one of these locations. Expect to wait up to 6 weeks for
routine service and up to 3 weeks for expedited service when you apply
at a New York Passport Office
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