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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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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 by calling 1-877-487-2778 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Our appointment line is closed on the weekend and on federal holidays. We do not charge a fee to make appointments.
  • Be traveling internationally within 14 calendar 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: your appointment must be within 14 calendar days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 28 calendar 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. 

To make an appointment, you must call 1-877-487-2778 or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD/TTY). Se habla español. Be sure to keep track of the appointment confirmation number and the check-in instructions you will receive by email from the National Passport Information Center. You will need this information on the day of your appointment. 

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