Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Atlanta Passport Agency Expediting Service

The Atlanta Passport Agency provides expedited services for United States citizens who need to fast track their travel documents within 14 days (if no visa is required) or within 28 days (if a travel visa is needed). Residents of Atlanta can apply at the Passport Center by scheduling an appointment through the NPIC. The toll-free number is 1-877-487-2778. Appointments can also be made through the new online appointment system.

If you are not traveling, or needing to submit your passport for expedited services within two weeks, you can apply at an Georgia Passport Acceptance Facility. If you are not able to travel to the Atlanta Passport Agency, you can apply through a registered passport expediting service.

Atlanta Passport Agency
230 Peachtree St NW, Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30303

Appointments Available From

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All Federal Holidays are excluded

Automated Appointment Phone Number

(Available 24 hours/7 days)

Processing Times

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.

UPDATE: Mailing delays and high demand are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility.

Standard service may take between 10 and 13 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 7 to 9 weeks excluding mailing times on the front and back end. Current mailing delays are significant. Requesting 1-2-day mailing service is recommended.

Regional passport agencies are offering two types of appointments: Life-of-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 3 business days.

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment.

For Urgent Travel Service, you need to call 14 days before your scheduled international travel or 28 days if you also need to secure a foreign visa.

If you need to travel urgently for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency, please call the NPIC.

A registered expedited passport courier can often assist in obtaining a passport as quickly as the same day. You can learn more about this service here.



From Peachtree Center Station (Red or Gold rail line):
Follow exit signs to Harris Street exit, use Peachtree Street West escalator

Driving Directions
Public parking lots range from $5.00 - $15.00 (daily rate)

From South/Airport:
Take I-75/I-85 North to Exit 248C - Freedom Parkway toward Andrew Young International Blvd, take a left at the fork to continue toward International Blvd, turn left onto International Blvd, turn right onto Peachtree St

From North:
Take I-75/I-85 South to Exit 249A - Courtland Street toward Georgia State University, turn right on Baker St, turn right onto Peachtree St

Avoid delays, apply online for rush passport processing.

What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the Atlanta Passport Agency

  • 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.
  • You need to present your Social Security Number or your confirmation number.
  • Take the elevator to the 10th floor.
  • Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will be verified.
  • You must present proof of international travel within 2 weeks of the appointment or proof of emergency abroad.
  • You will be given a numbered ticket
  • Please take a seat and wait to be called.

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