NOTE: If you can’t get an appointment at a passport office, you will not be able to apply and get a U.S. passport.
Unless you a renewing a valid U.S. passport, you will need to visit a passport office to apply for a new U.S. passport.
All of the following passport applications require a visit to a Passport Acceptance Facility:
- New passports
- Child passports (i.e., minor passports)
- Replacing a lost or stolen passport
- Replacing a damaged passport
At the time of application, your local passport acceptance agent will verify your identity (no way around this requirement).
For more information on the acceptable documents to prove your identity in the U.S. passport application process, see Proof of Identity.
Can’t Get an Appointment at a Passport Office
What to do if you can’t get an appointment at a passport office?
In the event you have difficulties getting an appointment at a passport office, you have 3 more options:
- Set an appointment at your closest Regional Passport Agency.
- Find an acceptance facility near you that does not require an appointment.
- Use a passport expeditor service that can get the appointment for you.
Call as many passport acceptance facilities, if you need to get your appointment fast. Many passport offices do not require an appointment, so log as many calls as you can until you find one.
Still can’t get an appointment at a passport office? Keep trying to call passport agents and expand the range of your search, if need be.
Since a visit to a passport acceptance agency is a requirement to apply for your U.S. passport, you must find a local passport acceptance agency near you.
If you have further questions, please call our team at (877) 910-7277. You may also use the live chat feature at the lower right side of the screen.