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

Buffalo Passport Agency Expediting Service

Buffalo Passport Agency in Buffalo New York The Buffalo Passport Agency provides expedited services for American citizens who need to obtain their travel documents within 14 days (if no travel visa is needed) or within 28 days (if a travel visa is required). Residents of Western New York can apply at the Buffalo Agency by scheduling an appointment through the National Passport Information Center. The number to call 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 a New York Passport Acceptance Facility. If you are not able to travel to the Buffalo Passport Agency, you can apply through a registered passport expediting service.

Buffalo Passport Agency
111 Genesse Street
Suite 101
Buffalo, NY 14203

Appointments Available From

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

All Federal Holidays are excluded

Automated Appointment Phone Number

(Available 24 hours/7 days)
1-877-487-2778

Processing Times

Passports are issued according to travel plans. Same-day passports are issued in emergency situations.

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 5 business days. 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 5 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

You can schedule your appointment up to 2 weeks before your international travel but the date of your appointment must be within 5 business days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 10 business days of your international travel.

Map

Directions

Driving Directions

From South

Take I-90 East to I-190 North. Take I-190 North about 5 miles to Exit 6 (Elm Street).  Head north about one mile on Elm Street (Hwy 33) to Genesee Street. Turn left on Genesee Street and travel one and a half blocks to the Agency.

From North

Take I-190 South to Exit 6 (Elm Street).  Head north about one mile on Elm Street (Hwy 33) to Genesee Street.  Turn left on Genesee Street and travel one and a half blocks to the Agency.

From East

Take I-90 West (New York State Thruway) to Highway 33 West (Kensington Expressway). Take Highway 33 West (Kensington Expressway) to Oak Street Exit (continuation of Hwy 33). Upon exiting the expressway, make an immediate right from Oak Street onto Genesee Street. Travel one half block. The Agency is on the left side of the street.

From the Airport

Take Highway 33 West (Kensington Expressway) to Oak Street Exit (continuation of Hwy 33). Upon exiting the expressway, make an immediate right from Oak Street onto Genesee Street. Travel one half block. The Agency is on the left side of the street.

From Ontario

Take Queen Elizabeth Way to the Peace Bridge. Proceed across the Peace Bridge.Take I-190 South to Exit 6 (Elm Street). Head north about one mile on Elm Street (Hwy 33) to Genesee Street. Turn left on Genesee Street and travel one and a half blocks to the Agency.

Avoid delays, apply online for rush passport processing.

What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the Buffalo 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.
  • 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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