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

Atlanta Passport Offices

Atlanta passport application acceptance facilities are listed below. Together with the regional agency and private expediters, there are more than a dozen locations where American citizens can submit application forms for new passports and have them adjudicated by an authorized agent. We have included a few offices in nearby cities as well. Most passport offices require an appointment. Please call or schedule an appointment online before you visit one of them. For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than Atlanta, visit the Georgia passport office page.

Routine processing is estimated to take 8 to 11 weeks. Expedited service takes up to 7 weeks. If you have urgent travel needs, you can request expedited service or make an appointment at the Atlanta passport agency. The agencies attend to travelers in emergency situtations who must travel within 3 business days or within 10 days if a visa is required.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays 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 7 and 10 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 4 to 6 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

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:

Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET, call 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, call 202-647-4000.

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 at 1-877-487-2778 Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

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Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
ATLANTA PASSPORT MEGA CENTER1920 DRESDEN DRIVE NEATLANTAGA303194048158789
FULTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT NORTH7741 ROSWELL ROADATLANTAGA303504046135755
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY - CLARKSTON CAMPUS SERVICES555 NORTH INDIAN CREEK DRIVECLARKSTONGA300216788913320
DECATUR MPO520 W PONCE DE LEON AVEDECATURGA300304043708305
DEKALB COUNTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT556 N MCDONOUGH STREETDECATURGA300304046873870
NORCROSS MAIN POST OFFICE265 MITCHELL RDNORCROSSGA300717704167156
PEACHTREE CORNERS POST OFFICE5600 SPALDING DRIVENORCROSSGA300927704097976
ATLANTA MAIN OFFICE3900 CROWN ROADATLANTAGA303044047657292
FULTON COUNTY CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT DOWNTOWN136 PRYOR STREET STEATLANTAGA303034046135313
SMYRNA MAIN PO850 WINDY HILL ROAD SESMYRNAGA300807704359508

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Atlanta Passport Agency

Applications can be submitted at the Atlanta Passport Agency for Americans whose departure date is within 14 days or, even, within 28 days if they also need to acquire entry visas. Evidence of urgent travel is required as is an appointment. This can be set up by calling the automated appointment system at 1-877-487-2778. Lines are often congested so it can take several attempts to get through.

It is important to arrive at the processing center a few minutes prior to your appointment so that you can pass through the security check. Note, however, that arriving late could result in the cancelation of your appointment. Make sure you have the correct form and proper supporting documents so that you can avoid delays in the process. You can get your passport the same day if necessary at the regional agency.

Atlanta Passport Expediting Services

Atlanta passport expediting services are registered with the regional agency of the United States Department of State. Expediters can be authorized to submit passport applications for United States citizens who do not have the time nor desire to do so themselves. They can get their passports processed and delivered the same day in some situations and, more frequently, within 24-48 hours. If you have an emergency and need to obtain your passport quickly, use a passport expediting service.

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