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Walk-In Passport Office Near Me

Submitting application form and supporting documents at walk-in passport office.

Contacting a passport office to schedule an appointment used to be extremely difficult. Due to the significant increase in the number of application forms that have been submitted over the past couple of years, facilities have had a difficult time keeping up with the demand. It is not uncommon for phones to go unattended or, if answered, to quickly disconnect. It has led to a lot of frustration. For this reason, a growing number of applicants are searching for a passport office near them that accepts walk-ins.

The recent launch of an online passport appointment system has mading scheduling an appointment much easier although it is not without its problems.

2 hours to schedule appointment at passport facility

Before we get to the list of walk-in passport offices, it is important to clarify several things about these facilities so that those that visit them can have realistic expectations.

One, most application acceptance facilities require an appointment. This means that those that there are far fewer locations that do accept walk-ins. It may be necessary to travel 10-30 miles or more, depending on where you live, to get to a facility that does not require an appointment.

Two, acceptance facilities sometimes change the way they operate without contacting Passport Services. While we try to keep our records up-to-date, we depend on the initiative of the nearly 7,400 facilities to update their own information. We recommend you try to call the facility before visiting it to confirm both their schedule for submitting applications and acceptance of walk-ins.

Three, passport offices often have limited hours of operation and many of those that accept walk-ins often establish a cut-off time for getting in line that may be 30 minutes or more before they close. Do not think that just because you arrive before closing time, you will be allowed to submit your application. For this reason, we recommend you arrive earlier rather than later.

Limited hours of operation at passport facility limits applications accepted.

Four, some facilities limit the number of new passport applications that they accept each day. Once again, our recommendation is that you arrive early and try to be one of the first ones in line.

There are also a couple of things that you need to be aware of that are true of all acceptance facilities, whether they accept walk-ins or not.

One, local passport application acceptance facilities only accept form DS-11. Any service that requires the submission of a different application form should be mailed directly to the address on the form.

Two, processing times when applying at these locations is 4-6 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service.

To get a passport faster, you will have to submit your passport application at a regional passport agency or center. While regional passport agencies and centers require an appointment, they usually accept walk-ins, if they can. Therefore, you should first attempt to schedule an appointment. If one is not available before your departure date, try to submit your application as a walk-in but be sure to arrive early and take all the required documents.

Alternatively, you can get a registered courier to submit your passport application for expedited service at a regional agency if you are unable to go yourself. Couriers hand deliver application forms every day so they do not need an appointment.

To locate a walk-in passport office near you, visit the page that lists facilities by state. Click on the link for your state and call those that are nearest to where you live to see if they accept walk-ins or have an appointment available when you need it. If not, you can send us your zip code in the comment section of that page and we will search our database to find the nearest acceptance facility to you that accepts walk-ins.

We are working on a way to highlight walk-in passport offices in the listing for each state and hope to have this operational soon.

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