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

Boston Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in Boston, Ma.

There are less than 10 Boston passport offices in the city proper. Locations are listed below. American citizens can submit applications for new passports at these acceptance facilities. Most passport offices require an appointment. Please call or schedule an appointment online before visiting one.

Boston Passport Offices

There are currently less than 10 Boston passport offices. The application acceptance agents that work at US passport offices will receive the completed Form DS-11 and supporting documents from American citizens who want to obtain new passports. Acceptance agents may be a designated municipal or county official, a designated postal employee at an authorized post office, a clerk of a federal or state court of record or a judge or clerk of a probate court accepting applications.

You only apply at a passport office if you want to get a new passport. For other services such as a name change, corrections or a renewal; you should apply by mail.

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 8 and 11 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 5 to 7 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 extremely limited in-person services if you need to travel internationally in the next 72 hours. Those with qualified life-or-death emergencies are prioritized.

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 72 hours (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 AM to 5PM, call ET 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, 202-647-4000

Rush My Passport has been obtaining expedited passport in 4.5 weeks. Apply online for expedited passport service.

Boston Passport Offices

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
ASTOR STATION POST OFFICE207 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUEBOSTONMA021156172472429
BACK BAY ANNEX POST OFFICE133 CLARENDON STREETBOSTONMA021166175875260
FORT POINT STATION25 DORCHESTER AVEBOSTONMA022056176545311
JOHN F. KENNEDY POST OFFICE25 NEW CHARDON STREETBOSTONMA021146175236566
ROXBURY POST OFFICE55 ROXBURY STREETBOSTONMA021196174274898
BROOKLINE POST OFFICE1295 BEACON STREETBROOKLINEMA024466177380087
CENTRAL SQUARE POST OFFICE770 MASSACHUSETTS AVECAMBRIDGEMA021396175758700
MILK STREET POST OFFICE31 MILK STREETBOSTONMA021096174821956
CHARLESTOWN POST OFFICE23 AUSTIN STCHARLESTOWNMA021298575880110
JAMAICA PLAIN POST OFFICE655 CENTRE STREETJAMAICA PLAINMA021306175243620

Boston Passport Agency

The Boston Passport Agency only serves customers who are traveling, or submitting their passports for foreign visas within 14 days or 28 days, respectively. Regional agencies prioritize applicants with emergency travel needs. Applicants are required to schedule an appointment and submit evidence of urgent travel.

Recently, the New York Times published an article 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.

Boston Passport Expediting Services

Boston passport expediting services are registered with the regional agency of the United States Department of State. They can deliver your passport application for expedited processing when you are unable to. Expediters can get your passport processed and delivered to you in only a day or two. If you live in or near the city of Boston, they may be able to get it for you the same day. If you have an emergency and need to obtain your passport quickly, use a passport expediting service.

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