Philadelphia Passport Agency Expediting Service
The Philadelphia Passport Agency located at 200 Chestnut St
offers expedited service for American citizens who need to obtain a
passport within 14 days for travel abroad or within 30 days in order to
apply for a foreign entry visa.
Like other regional processing centers, the Philadelphia agency has received many positive reviews
for efficiency and good customer service. Passport applications are
processed at this agency within a few days to as quickly as the same
day. Processing time depends on the applicant's travel date and the
demand at the time the application is submitted.
The first step to applying for a passport at the Philadelphia
agency is to schedule an appointment by calling the toll-free number
provided below. Those who are unable to personally visit the agency can
authorize a third party
to submit the application and supporting documents on his/her behalf.
This can be a friend, family member, employee, travel agent or expedited passport courier service
Click here for expedited passport courier service in 24-48 hours
Applicants who do not need to obtain a passport so quickly can apply at the nearest passport application acceptance facility
Philadelphia Passport Agency
U.S. Custom House
200 Chestnut Street, Room 103
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Appointments Available From
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
10:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
All Federal Holidays are excluded
Passports are issued according to travel plans. Same day passports are issued in emergency situations.
*This agency only issues the U.S. passport book on-site. For information about passport cards, click here
The Philadelphia Passport Agency
is located in the United
States Custom House at 200 Chestnut Street, Room 103, Philadelphia, PA
19106. The Custom House is in Philadelphia's Old City, four blocks east
of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. There is metered parking on
the streets surrounding the building, as well as several pay parking lots
and garages in the vicinity.
Access by Public Transportation:
The agency is located eight blocks east from both the Market East train
station and the local bus terminal, one block south of the 2nd Street
stop on the Market-Frankford subway-elevated line, and six blocks east
of the 8th and Market stop on the PATCO line from New Jersey.
From the North and West:
Take PA Turnpike Exit #24, King of Prussia-Valley
Forge. Follow I-76 East to Philadelphia. Take Exit #38 for I-676 (Vine
Street Expressway) and follow it to the exit for the Benjamin Franklin
Bridge at 6th Street. Stay on 6th Street one block to light. Turn left
at light onto Race Street and follow approximately four blocks to 2nd
Street. Turn right on Second Street and follow approximately four blocks
to Chestnut Street. The U.S. Custom House is on the southwest corner of
2nd and Chestnut.
From New Jersey and the NJ Turnpike:
NJ Turnpike Exit #4 (Camden-Philadelphia) and follow signs for the Benjamin
Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia. Stay to the right on the bridge and
follow signs for 5th Street. Turn right onto 5th Street, follow 2 blocks
to Wood Street. Turn right on Wood St., follow two blocks to 4th Street.
Turn right on 4th Street. Follow 4th Street approximately six blocks to
Chestnut Street. Turn left on Chestnut and follow two blocks to the U.S.
Custom House on the right at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.
From the North (I-95 corridor):
Take I-95 South to Philadelphia
and Exit at #22 for Center City-Independence Hall-Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Stay to the right two lanes and head straight down 2nd Street at the bottom
of the ramp. Follow 2nd Street approximately four blocks to the U.S. Custom
House at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut Streets.
From the South (I-95 corridor):
Take I-95 North to Philadelphia
and Exit at #20. At the bottom of the ramp turn left onto Columbus Blvd.
Proceed north on Columbus Blvd. to Dock Street (HYATT Hotel on right).
Turn left onto Dock St. and go one block to Front Street. Turn right onto
Front. Go one block to Walnut Street. Turn left on Walnut and go two blocks
to Third Street. Turn right onto Third and go one block to Chestnut Street.
Turn right onto Chestnut one block to the U.S. Custom House on the right.
Apply online for expedited passport service in 24 to 48 hours
What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the Philadelphia Passport Agency
- 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.
- We are located on the first floor, Room 103.
- 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.)
In a hurry? Get your passport in 24 hours
- When your number is called and/or appears on the television
monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.
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