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Applying in Person

Watch this video on how to apply in-person for an adult U.S. passport!

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COVID-19 Update: Status of Passport Agencies and Centers

All of our agencies and centers are processing passport applications.

Life-or-Death Emergency Appointments: To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our workforce and customers, we are prioritizing in-person appointments at our agencies and centers for customers who are traveling internationally in the next 72 hours (3 business days) due to a life-or-death emergency.

Urgent Travel Appointments: Some agencies and centers are also offering an extremely limited number of appointments for customers who have urgent international travel in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency. 

Phase of Reopening: In phase zero, agencies and centers will offer appointments for customers with life-or-death emergencies only. In phases one, two, and three, agencies and centers will also offer an extremely limited number of appointments if you have urgent travel in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency. 

To apply at a passport agency, you must make an appointment. To find out if you are eligible for an appointment and to see what materials you need to bring, visit one of our agency and center pages listed below.  

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 up to 14 days. Other states may require a negative test for COVID-19 before out-of-state travelers can enter. 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.
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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. The Department of State does not charge a fee to make appointments.
  • 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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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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