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

Boston Passport Agency Expedited Services

The Boston Passport Agency expedites passport applications for U.S. citizens and foreign residents who are traveling within 14 days and need to get a passport fast tracked. To apply at the Agency, you have to first make an appointment by calling toll-free at 1-877-487-2778. Appointments can also be made through the new online appointment system.

If you are not traveling within 14 days you must apply in person for a new passport at a Passport Acceptance Facility or apply by mail for a passport renewal. If a trip to the passort agency is not viable, you can apply through a private passport expediting service.

Boston Passport Agency
Thomas P. Tip O'Neill Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Suite 247
Boston, MA 02222

Appointments Available From

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday

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. Proof of international travel is required.

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.


How to Get to the Boston Passport Agency

The Boston Passport Agency is located in Boston's North end next to the Fleet Center and I-93. From Logan Airport, take the Callahan Tunnel/Boston to I-93 North. Go one exit on I-93 (stay right) and take the first exit for Causeway Street. Go left at the bottom of the ramp and the Tip O'Neill Building is located one block down on the right next to the Fleet Center.

From the North on Route I-93, drive south on I-93, use exit 26A and follow the access road. As the access road turns right, look for the signs to Cambridge and North Station on the right and take that exit. At the set of lights go left and at the next set of lights go left again. Go straight through the next set of lights following the signs for North Station and the Fleet Center. After a short distance you will be directly behind the Federal Building, which is next to the Fleet Center/North Station. There is ample parking in the area.

Apply online to expedite your passport in 24-48 hours.

Boston Skyline

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

  • You will need your Social Security Number or your confirmation number.
  • 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.
  • Take the elevator to the 2nd floor, Suite 247.
  • Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will be verified.
  • 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.)
  • Please take a seat.
  • When your number is called and/or appears on the television monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.

Foreign Entry Requirements/Visas

If you are traveling overseas and want to know what you must do to enter a foreign country, we have information on foreign entry requirements and visas. Foreign embassy telephone numbers and addresses are included.

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