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

Washington DC Passport Agency Expediting Service

Washington Passport Agency entrance at 600 19th Street, N.W.The Washington Passport Agency provides same day processing of passport applications for customers whose departure date is within 14 days or who need to obtain a travel visa within 28 days. If that is your case, you first need to schedule an appointment by calling the automated system toll-free, 24 hours a day. Appointments can also be made through the new online appointment system.

If you are not traveling or needing to submit your passport to get a travel visas within 14-28 days, you must apply at a Passport Application Acceptance Facility.

If you are unable to visit the DC Agency yourself, you can authorize a registered passport expediting service to submit the application for you.

Washington DC Passport Agency
600 19th Street, N.W.
First Floor, Sidewalk Level
Washington, DC 20006


8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

All Federal Holidays are excluded

1-877-487-2778 (Available 24 hours/7 days)

Processing Times

Passports are issued according to travel plans. Same-day passports are issued in emergency situations.

*This agency only issues the U.S. passport book on-site.
UPDATE: Mailing delays and high demand 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 10 and 13 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 7 to 9 weeks excluding mailing times on the front and back end. Current mailing delays are significant. Requesting 1-2-day mailing service is recommended.

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.


How to Get to the Washington DC Passport Agency

From Interstate 495 (points north of Washington, DC): Take 95 South to 495 West. From 495 West take exit 170B to merge onto I-395 North toward Washington for approximately 8 miles. Take exit 8B for Virginia 27/Washington Blvd toward Rosslyn, merge onto S. Washington Blvd entering Washington, DC, then make a slight left toward Arlington Memorial Bridge, turn right onto Arlington Memorial Bridge, then make a slight left toward Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest. Continue straight onto Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest, then turn left onto 23rd St. NW, continue towards the traffic circle. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Pennsylvania Ave NW, then turn right onto 19th St. NW. 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 is on the right.

From Route 66 and Route 50 (points west of Washington, DC): Head east for approximately 1 minute, keep right at the fork, follow signs for E St. and merge onto E Street Expressway, continue for approximately 1 minute, then turn left onto 20th St. Northwest, continue for 2 minutes, turn right onto H St. Northwest, then take the first right onto 19th St. Northwest. 600 19th St., NW, Washington, DC 20006 will be on the right.

From Interstates 95 and 395 (points south of Washington, DC): Head east on I- 395 North, take exit 6 on the left toward U.S Capitol/C St. Southwest, then turn left onto Washington Ave. Southwest for approximately 50 seconds. Turn left onto C St. Southwest, continue onto 2nd St. Southwest. Turn left to merge onto I-395 South toward Virginia for about 1 minute, take Maine Ave. exit, then merge onto Maine Ave Southwest. Make a slight right onto 17th St. Southwest, continue for about 3 minutes, turn left onto G St. Northwest, then turn left at the second cross street onto 19th St. Northwest. 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 is on the right.

From Route 50 (points east of Washington, DC): Take US Route 50 West. It will turn into New York Avenue. After the exit for Interstate I-395 South, take the Maine Ave. exit, merge onto Maine Ave Southwest for approximately 1 minute. Continue onto Independence Ave Southwest, then make a slight right onto 17th St. Southwest, continue for approximately 3 minutes then turn left onto G St. Northwest, continue for about 1 min, then turn left at the second cross street onto 19th ST Northwest. 600 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006 is on the right.

Metro: Take the Red Line to Farragut North or the Blue or Orange Line to Farragut West.


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What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the Washington Passport Agency

  • You will need your Social Security Number or your confirmation number.
  • Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Earlier arrivals will not be admitted.
  • Late arrivals, 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment, will have to reschedule their appointments.
  • Upon entry to the building, you will go through security, including metal detectors.
  • Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will be verified.
  • You will be given a numbered ticket with the approximate, current waiting time at the bottom. (We do our best to keep the waiting time as short as possible.)
  • Please take a seat.
  • When your number is called and/or appears on the television monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.

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