Below you will find a link to Find a Local Passport Acceptance Facility near you.

Find a Local Passport Acceptance Facility

Still, a visit to a passport acceptance facility is required for new passport applications, child passport applications, and replacing lost or stolen or damaged passports. Unfortunately, there is no way around this step.

Otherwise, you may work with an authorized third-party passport expeditor to handle it for you and make the process easier.

The U.S. Department of State authorizes a passport acceptance agent to verify the documents and signatures for your passport application.

Another key point is most Post Offices require an appointment. However, many county clerks offer walk-in hours.

  • IMPORTANT: You MUST Appear in person at an authorized acceptance agent (e.g., post office, courthouse, or county clerk) and present the original documents for your U.S. passport application. The acceptance agent MUST witness the signing of your passport application.



Find a Local Passport Acceptance Facility


NOTE: Click the link and enter your zip code, but you may need to expand your search area to maximize the locations near you.




NOTE: If you are 17 years old, you will need one parent or guardian with you at the acceptance facility.

Notify the agent that you are working with an expediting service to “hand carry” your application.

Click here to locate an acceptance facility in your area.

Additional Steps

  • Firstly, the acceptance agent gathers all documents.
  • Next, he or she will instruct you to sign the Application for a U.S. Passport (Form DS-11) in their presence.
    • Your signature needs to match favorably on all documents.
  • Lastly, the agent will then seal your application, photos, proof of citizenship, travel documents, authorization letter and the $170.00 check in an envelope marked as “To be opened by U.S. Passport Office Only.”

IMPORTANT: Also, make sure the agent returns the sealed, hand-carried envelope to you. If the agent is unfamiliar with the expediting procedure and reluctant to release the sealed hand-carried envelope, suggest that he/she refer to page 31 of their Passport Agent’s Manual, “Hand-carrying of Executed Applications.”

IMPORTANT: DO NOT OPEN THIS SEALED HAND-CARRIED ENVELOPE OR THE APPLICATION WILL BE INVALID. In addition, you must send your sealed envelope to Fastport Passport by the following day or the U.S. State Department may deny your application. Click the link for more information on the Hand Carry Envelope.


You can find a local Passport Acceptance Facility in all 50 states. Further, use the form below to find a local Passport Acceptance Facility near you.

Important to realize, you may search by zip code, city, or state to find a local Passport Acceptance Facility.

Click here to search for an state passport facility or passport agency near you.

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