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

Columbus Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in Columbus, Oh.

Columbus passport facilities can be found in several locations throughout the city. A couple of other options availabe to residents of Columbus who want to apply for a passport are the regional agency and private expediting services. Below is a list of locations where you can submit a passport application if you live in Columbus, Ohio. For emergency expediting services, visit Rush My Passport - Online Passport Service.

Columbus Passport Application Acceptance Facilities

New passport application Form DS-11 can be submitted at a nearby passport application acceptance facility so that an agent can witness the signing of the form. You can apply for other passport services such as a renewal, name change, error corrections, etc. by mail. For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than Columbus, visit the Ohio passport office page.

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.

FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
BEECHWOLD POST OFFICE4364 N.HIGH ST.COLUMBUSOH432146144470146
BEXLEY STATION2935 E. MAIN STREETCOLUMBUSOH432096142373035
COLUMBUS CITY GATE STATION2323 CITY GATECOLUMBUSOH432186144720698
COLUMBUS WEST CITY850 TWIN RIVERS DRIVECOLUMBUSOH432166144694516
EASTLAND FINANCE4255 MACSWAY AVE.COLUMBUSOH432326145752529
FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS345 SOUTH HIGH STCOLUMBUSOH432156145253621
NORTHWEST CARRIER STATION1822 W. HENDERSON RD.COLUMBUSOH432206144511502
TRI - VILLAGE FINANCE UNIT1391 GRANDVIEW AVE.COLUMBUSOH432126144882590
UPPER ARLINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY2800 TREMONT RD.COLUMBUSOH432216144869621
WEST WORTHINGTON STATION6316 NICHOLAS DR.COLUMBUSOH432356147932120
WESTLAND RETAIL UNIT770 GEORGESVILLE ROADCOLUMBUSOH432286143510137

You can submit the application for a passport at the regional processing center if you have urgent travel plans. If you are unable to travel from Columbus to the regional agency, you can have a registered expediting service submit the application for expedited passport service.

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