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

New Orleans Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in New Orleans, La.

There are only a few passport offices in New Orleans where American citizens can apply for new passports. Locations and contact information is listed below. Many facilities require an appointment. Please call before visiting. For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than New Orleans, visit the Louisiana passport office page.

Applications for a new passport (Form DS-11) should be taken to a nearby passport application acceptance facility so that an agent can witness your signature. Applications for other passport services - renewals, added visa pages, name change, corrections, etc. - can be made by mail.

It takes approximately 4 to 6 weeks for the application to be processed. Applicants can request and pay for expedited service at a passport office in order to get their travel document in 2 to 3 weeks. To get a passport faster, it is necessary to schedule an appointment at the New Olreans passport agency or employ the services of a registered expediter such as Rush My Passport - Online Passport Service.

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

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New Orleans Passport Application Acceptance Facilities

FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
CARROLLTON STATION POST OFFICE3400 S CARROLLTON AVENEW ORLEANSLA701185044850758
ROY RONDENO POST OFFICE2000 LOUISIANA AVENEW ORLEANSLA701155048910350
NEW ORLEANS MAIN POST OFFICE701 LOYOLA AVENEW ORLEANSLA701135045891325
GRETNA MAIN POST OFFICE406 GRETNA BLVDGRETNALA700535042497621
JEFFERSON PARISH CLERK OF COURT (WESTBANK)200 DERBIGNY STGRETNALA700535043642923
JEFFERSON PARISH CLERK OF COURT1221 ELMWOOD PARK BLVDJEFFERSONLA701235047366390
METAIRIE MAIN POST OFFICE3301 17TH STMETAIRIELA700025048286058
STATION A POST OFFICE NEW ORLEANS LA3901 MACARTHUR BLVDNEW ORLEANSLA701145043629289
CHALMETTE POST OFFICE3340 PARIS RDCHALMETTELA700435042713140
PLAQUEMINES PARISH CLERK OF COURT301 MAIN STREETBELLE CHASSELA700375049346610

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New Orleans Passport Agency

The New Orleans Passport Agency only serves customers who are traveling or submitting their passports for foreign visas within 14 days or 28 days, respectively. To apply at the processing center, you must schedule a visit by calling the automated appointment system.

During peak travel season, it can be time consuming to both set up an appointment as well as wait in line at the passport agency. You should plan to arrive early in order to pass through security before being directed to the agency. Arriving late could result in your appointment being canceled.

New Orleans Passport Expediting Services

Applicants who are unable to schedule an appointment prior to their departure date may still be able to obtain their travel document by employing the assitance of a New Orleans passport expediter. Since expediters can submit applications on a daily basis, they can obtain same day passports for clients. This is a viable solution if you cannot submit the application yourself or if you just do not want to spend the time doing it.

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