Apply for a Passport

 

The United States Postal Service® has the products and services you need to submit your new passport or renewal application. Many Post Offices™ will accept your passport application, and at some locations, you can have your passport photo taken on-site for an additional fee.

Use our PO Locator Tool to find a nearby Post Office that offers passport services. Keep in mind that some Post Offices may have limited passport acceptance hours or require an appointment.

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Prepare your Application & Supporting Documents

The U.S. Department of State provides detailed guidelines for preparing your passport application and supporting documents. You can fill out and print a passport application online or get one when you visit a designated Post Office™ to submit the application.
Find the right form from the Department of State 

Select a Nearby Post Office
With thousands of Post Office locations that accept passport applications, the U.S. Postal Service® makes it convenient to apply for your passport. 

To find a nearby Post Office that offers passport services, use the PO Locator Tool. Select “Passports” from the Location Type dropdown box, enter a ZIP Code™ or address and select “Search”.
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Apply Early
It’s best to apply for your passport several months before your planned trip. See current passport processing times from the U.S. Department of State. 
Get current passport processing times ›
Get a list of passport fees › 

In a Hurry?
Request and pay for Priority Mail Express™ Service both ways (to and from the passport agency), and your application may be processed more quickly (see current passport processing times from the U.S. Department of State). Plus, you can track your package online with USPS Tracking™.
Learn more about Priority Mail Express ›