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Passport Services in Philadelphia

The passport services in Philadelphia provide United States citizens with a few different options for getting a valid U.S. passport. The location and means you use to apply will affect the time it takes to get your travel document. Read the descriptions of the services below and choose the one that best meets your need.

Philadelphia Passport Offices

There are 10 Philadelphia passport offices located in post offices, clerks of court, public libraries and other state, county, township, and municipal government offices throughout the city.

Acceptance agents work at US passport offices. They are authorized by the government to witness the signing of your DS-11 application for a new passport. They also send in your application to the appropriate regional agency for processing if you choose to do so directly through the US Passport Agency.

You only apply at a passport office if you need a new passport. For other services, you can apply by mail. You should also only use a passport office if you are not in a hurry. Otherwise skip to the next section.

Philadelphia Passport Agency

The Philadelphia Passport Agency only serves customers who are traveling or submitting their passports for foreign visas within 14 days or 28 days, respectively. To apply at the Agency, you must schedule an appointment.

Recently, the New York Times published an articles about passport processing. Charles Milton's well-planned vacation to England almost didn't happen because he only discovered his passport was missing 3 days before his departure date.

The article stated, "The next morning, three days before the trip, he called the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs, which issues passports. Mr. Milton soon found himself in a two-hour phone marathon, shuttled to six or seven extensions and, finally, being told that the soonest he could get a passport was 10 business days."

When Mr. Milton told the agent that he didn't have 10 business days to wait, he was informed of an alternative solution: a private passport expediter. If you are in an emergency situation, read on.

Philadelphia Passport Expediting Services

The expedited passport services in Philadelphia are registered with the State Department and can obtain passports as quickly as the same day. Expediters deliver and pick up the applications for their clients. Since they visit the agency daily, they can often get an application submitted faster than if you tried to do it yourself. Expediting services are advantageous when you urgently need your passport but are unable to visit the agency yourself.

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