Special Issuance Agency
Welcome to the Special Issuance Agency
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR AN APPOINTMENT AT A PASSPORT AGENCY. CUSTOMERS SHOULD NOT PAY ANYONE OR ANY BUSINESS MAKING SUCH A CHARGE.
|Region Served||Applications for Official, Diplomatic, and other Special Issuance Passports|
|Public Hours of Operation||
By Referral Only
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays)
|Public Telephone Numbers and Contact Information||
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Civilian DoD employees:
For Passport and VISA (except Marines in U.S.) inquiries
Visa Information for Marine Corps in the U.S. Only:
Federal Agency Employees (except DoD):
To maximize customer comfort and comply with fire and safety regulations, Passport Agency public waiting areas are limited to applicants, required witnesses, and those accompanying minors, disabled applicants, or serving as interpreters.
Please note that weapons are prohibited AT ALL PASSPORT AGENCIES. See Title 18, United States Code, Section 930.
Additional Passport Services Resources
- First Time Applicant
- Renew a Passport
- Get a Passport in a Hurry
- Lost or Stolen Passports
- Change or Correct a Passport
- Obtain Copies of Your Passport Records
Foreign Entry Requirements/Visas
If you are traveling overseas and want to know what you must do to enter a foreign country, we have information on foreign entry requirements and visas. Foreign embassy telephone numbers and addresses are included.
Travel Warnings/Travel Safety Information
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. The State Department issues Travel Alerts to disseminate information quickly about terrorist threats and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans. The State Department also issues Country Specific Information for every country of the world with information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in the subject country. Check for Travel Warnings or Travel Alerts for the locations that you plan to visit.
Driving Directions and Public Transportation
From Interstate 495 (points north of Washington, DC):
Take 95 South to 495 West. From 495 West take exit 33, Connecticut Avenue/Kensington. Follow the exit ramp to the left, heading south on Connecticut Avenue towards Chevy Chase and DC. Continue traveling south on Connecticut Ave. approximately 4.5 miles. At the Dupont Circle traffic circle, take the 5th exit onto 19th Street NW. Continue driving approximately 1 mile south on 19th Street. The Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.
From Route 66 and Route 50 (points west of Washington, DC):
Take I-95 North to 395 North towards Washington, DC. Enter Washington via the 14th Street Bridge. From 14th Street, turn left onto Madison Drive. Turn right onto 15th Street. Turn left onto Constitution Ave. Turn right onto 17th Street. Continue on 17th Street for 0.4 miles and turn left onto G Street. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto 19th Street. The Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.
From Interstates 95 and 395 (points south of Washington, DC):
Take 95 North to 395 North towards Washington, DC. Enter Washington via the 14th Street Bridge. From 14th Street, turn left onto Madison Drive. Turn right onto 15th Street. Turn left onto Constitution Ave. Turn right onto 17th Street. Continue on 17th Street for 0.4 miles and turn left onto G Street. Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto 19th Street. The Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.
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 395 (stay right to get by), turn right onto L Street, following the US 50 West signs. Stay on L Street and merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. Stay on Mass. Ave. (You will travel under Thomas Circle.) to Scott Circle. Exit Scott Circle at Rhode Island Ave. going SW. (Rhode Island Ave. enters the circle just after you do, BUT you will turn onto Rhode Island Ave. where it leaves the circle going in your direction.) Follow Rhode Island Ave. for two blocks and then merge onto M Street as you cross Connecticut Ave. One full block later, turn left onto 19th Street and continue south for 0.5 miles. The Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.
From Amtrak Union Station - taxis available.
Blue or Orange Lines to Farragut West (5 blocks away from the I Street and 17th Street Exit), or
Blue or Orange Lines to Foggy Bottom (6 blocks away), or
Red Line to Farragut North (6 blocks away from the Connecticut Avenue and K Street Exit).
From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - taxis are available. Travel time is 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.
Metrorail Blue Line to Foggy Bottom or Farragut West is also available. Take the Blue Line 5 stops to Foggy Bottom or 6 stops to Farragut West in the direction of New Carrollton/Largo Town Center. SIA is located 6 blocks from Foggy Bottom and 5 blocks from Farragut West’s I Street and 17th Street Exit.
From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - taxis are available. Travel time is 60-90 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day.
Links to Additional Resources
- Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Travel Health Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Information on Bringing Food, Plant and Animal Products into the U.S. from the Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- U.S. Postal Service
Special Issuance Passport Agency
600 19th Street, NW South Entrance
Washington, DC 20006
U.S. Department of State
Special Issuance Agency
44132 Mercure Cir.
P.O. Box 1185
Sterling, VA 20116-1185
Appointments By Referral Only:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Excluding Federal Holidays