Connecticut Passport Agency

Know Before You Go: Travel Advisories for Out-of-State Customers

  • In response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission, many states have travel advisories for anyone traveling from states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.
  • The advisories may require out-of-state travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days. Exceptions may apply for transiting through the state by car, train, bus, or airplane.
  • Customers who want to schedule an appointment at an agency or center that is located out of state should check for travel advisories in the state where the passport agency or center is located.

Parking Restrictions

Due to construction at a building next to our passport agency, the agency’s parking lot is restricted to those with handicap placards. On the day of your appointment, we recommend you take public transportation or park in one of several nearby public parking garages.

Arriving by Public Transportation: Taxi and bus services are available at the Stamford Transportation Center (STC). Alternate parking is available at the STC located one-half mile from the passport agency at 30 South State Street (at Washington Blvd). Click here for more information about Metro North service to and from Stamford Station, as well as public parking fees and public transit connections.

In addition to public transportation available in downtown Stamford, a free trolley service is available to shuttle the public from municipal garages to local points of interest with stops near the agency. Click here to see the trolley hours of operation and established routes. The closest trolley stop the agency is located in front of Fairway Market, located 1 block from the agency.

Arriving by Car: If you must drive to the agency, plan ahead and use one of the public parking garages in Stamford. Under Connecticut state law, you cannot idle, or remain in your car while it is running, outside the passport agency. Applicants may be dropped off in front of either of our two customer entrances: on Canal Street or at the rear of the building. Vehicles displaying valid handicap placards may park in the rear lot behind the building if designated spaces are available.

Please note we have two customer entrances: one is on Canal Street and the other is at the rear of the building.

Hours: 
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Friday

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday

By Appointment Only
Closed Federal Holidays

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of State
Connecticut Passport Agency
CA/PPT/CT
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1052
Sterling, VA 20166-1052

 

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How to Apply at a Passport Agency

1. Find out if you're eligible

To apply at this passport agency, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Make an appointment online or by calling us at 1-877-487-2778
  • Be traveling internationally within 72 hours (3 business days)
  • Be able to show printed proof of international travel (such as your flight itinerary, hotel reservation, cruise tickets, or international car insurance)
  • Pay the $60 expedite fee in addition to the regular application fees.
  • Note: you can schedule your appointment up to 2 weeks before your international travel but the date of your appointment must be within 3 business days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 10 business days of your international travel.

If you have a life-or-death emergency, please see Life-or-Death Emergencies. If you don't meet the requirements for an appointment, please see Where to Apply for other options.

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2. Collect all your application materials

 
  • Appointment confirmation number
  • Printed proof of international travel
    • If you are flying internationally, you must provide a flight receipt or an itinerary. If you are traveling by land or sea to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean, you can provide a hotel reservation, cruise tickets, or international car insurance.
  • Completed form(s)*
  • All required supporting documents*
  • One passport photo
  • Application fee and expedite fee. We accept:
    • Major credit cards
    • Debit/Check card (not ATM cards)
    • Cash (exact amount only- no change provided)
    • Checks
    • Bank Draft or Money order
  • If you are applying for a child under 16, both parents and child must be present to apply. You must submit documentation that shows parental relationship to that of the child applying for a passport.  See Children Under 16 for a full list of requirements and documents.

*The agency accepts all forms for first-time and renewal customers. Not sure what forms or supporting documents you need? Start at the Passport Application Wizard.

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3. Make an appointment

You must make an appointment to apply at a passport agency. Be sure to write down your appointment confirmation number.

To make an appointment, visit the Online Passport Appointment System.

You may also call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY), se habla español.

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4. Arrive early to your appointment

Customers are required to wear face coverings to be able to enter the agency.
 
*Please use the Canal Street Entrance to enter the passport agency.
  1. We suggest you arrive 15 minutes early to go through security screening. Weapons, food, and drinks (except water in a sealable bottle) are not allowed.
  2. Check in at the Check In Window. Give them your appointment confirmation number to verify your appointment.
  3. Be seated and wait until we call your number.
  4. When we call your number, go to your assigned window.
  5. A Department of State employee will review your application and supporting materials and discuss available delivery options.

Please note: We may not see you exactly at your appointment time.

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Getting Here

Parking Information

Parking is available throughout downtown Stamford within one mile of the agency.