Where to Apply

We have different options to submit your application:

  • At an acceptance facility,
  • By mail, 
  • At a passport agency or center, or
  • Online (eligible renewal customers only)

Where you apply depends on how fast you need your passport, and what passport form you are submitting. Learn more about each option on this page.


Acceptance Facilities

There are over 7,000 acceptance facilities. These locations:


By Mail

Mail your application to us if you are renewing your passport, or changing or correcting your current passport.

When mailing your application, keep in mind:

  • You can select routine or expedited service.
  • Do not mail your application if you are traveling urgently.   
  • Postal employees should never review your application when you renew by mail or change your passport. 



Passport Agency or Center

Our passport agencies and centers:

  • Help customers who have urgent international travel within 14 calendar days, or need a foreign visa within 28 calendar days.
  • Are operated by the U.S. Department of State
  • Accept all passport forms
  • Require an extra $60 expedited fee
  • Require appointments 




Eligible U.S. citizens can now renew their passports online. We're conducting a beta release of an updated online passport renewal system.

Last Updated: June 12, 2024