Washington Passport Agency

Do you need a passport for international travel within two weeks, or a foreign visa within four weeks? You might be eligible for an appointment at a passport agency. Requirements are below.

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

By Appointment Only
Closed Federal Holidays

Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of State
Washington Passport Agency
CA/PPT/WN
44132 Mercure Cir.
PO Box 1192
Sterling, VA 20166-1192

 

Please note: Although we have security guards and greeters at our entrance, it's common for outside vendors to approach our customers as they enter and leave the agency. We strongly advise that you get information from this website or from State Department employees at the door of or inside our agency.

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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:

  • Be traveling internationally in less than 2 weeks or need to get a foreign visa within 4 weeks
  • 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
  • Make an appointment

You may also come into a passport agency if we need to correct a printing error in your recently-issued passport. No appointment is necessary and no fee will be charged.

If you have a life-or-death emergency, please see Life-or-Death Emergencies.

If you don't meet the requirements, 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
    • Examples: Flight itinerary, hotel reservation, cruise tickets, 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

*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

  1. We suggest you arrive 30 minutes early to go through security screening. Weapons, food, and drinks are not allowed.
  2. Check in at the Information Desk. 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

Metered parking and parking garages are available near the agency.