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How Can I Find My Nearest Passport Office?


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Question: How Can I Find My Nearest Passport Office?


First-time passport applicants need to appear in person at a passport office, officially known as a passport acceptance facility, to provide proof of identity and citizenship to a passport agent and to swear that the information provided on the passport application is true and correct.

Finding a U.S. passport office is as simple as typing in your ZIP code or city and state. The Department of State has created an online Passport Acceptance Facility Search Page to help you locate your closest passport office.

You may need to make an appointment to apply for your passport, particularly if you plan to apply at a busy post office. Some applicants choose to complete the passport application process far from home, perhaps while on vacation, because it is more convenient to visit a walk-in passport office than to schedule an appointment. You can apply for a U.S. passport at any passport acceptance facility; the requirements are the same throughout the United States.

If you live overseas, you can apply for a passport at your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.


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