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

Places to Apply for a Passport in Fort Lauderdale, FL

There are only a few Fort Lauderdale passport offices where American citizens can submit application form DS-11 and supporting documents. These facilities, along with a few in nearby cities, are listed below. After the application is signed and placed in a sealed envelope along with the supporting documents, you need to mail it to the processing center. Be aware that most acceptance facilities require an appointment so be sure to call or schedule an appointment online before going.

It is not necessary to appear for other passport services such as renewals, name change, and corrections. Requests for these services can by made by mail.

You can expect to get your passport in approximately 8 to 11 weeks if there are no errors on the form and the supporting documents are acceptable. Otherwise, you will probably face delays. Those who need to get their passports faster, can request expedited service. This process can take up to 7 weeks. Individuals who need to get their travel document in 2 weeks or less can set up an appointment at the Miami Passport Agency. If there is no opening prior to your departure date or visiting the agency is not possible, a registered expediter can get passports in 24 to 48 hours.

For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than Fort Lauderdale, visit the Florida 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.

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
BROWARD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT - CENTRAL COURTHOUSE201 SE 6TH STFORT LAUDERDALEFL333019548312343
USPS ALRIDGE STATION400 NW 7TH AVEFORT LAUDERDALEFL333119545230327
USPS EVERGLADES BRANCH6759 SW 196TH AVEFORT LAUDERDALEFL333329544340185
USPS FORT LAUDERDALE MAIN POST OFFICE1900 W OAKLAND PARK BLVDFORT LAUDERDALEFL333109545273245
USPS DANIA POST OFFICE21 NW 1ST AVEDANIAFL330049549203108
BROWARD COUNTY CLERK OF COURT - SOUTH REGIONAL COURTHOUSE3550 HOLLYWOOD BLVDHOLLYWOODFL330219548310320
USPS HOLLYWOOD MAIN POST OFFICE1801 POLK STHOLLYWOODFL330229549268669
CITY OF COOPER CITY9090 SW 50TH PLACECOOPER CITYFL333289544344300
USPS HALLANDALE MAIN POST OFFICE500 S FEDERAL HWYHALLANDALE BEACHFL330099544559733

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