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Can I go to Springfield, MA instead of Norwalk, CT for a passport?

by Eileen
(Manchester, CT)

Question: I live in the north of CT. To get to Norwalk, CT will take over 1 1/2 hours each way. To get to Springfield, MA is just under 30 min each way. I would prefer the much shorter and less crazy traffic route.

Answer: Where you apply for a passport depends on how quickly you want to have the application processed.

The regional agency in Norwalk only expedites applications for applicants who need to get a passport within two weeks or less. If you need to submit your passport for a visa application, you can go there 4 weeks prior to your departure date.

If you are applying for a new passport, you can visit any passport application acceptance facility. There are more than 9,000 in the U.S.

To find an acceptance facility in CT, click the link below.

Connecticut Passport Application Acceptance Facilities

To find an acceptance facility in MA, click the link below.

Massachusetts Passport Application Acceptance Facilities

For a list of requirements and a link to download the application form, click the link below.

How to Get a New Passport

If you are renewing a passport, you can do so by mail as long as you meet certain criteria. For complete details, click the link below.

How to Renew a U.S. Passport

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