Philadelphia Passport AgencyPhiladelphia Passport Agency

The Philadelphia Passport Agency can help you get your passport quickly. If it is a medical or family emergency, they are able to issue a passport the same day. Otherwise, an appointment here can get you your passport in 8 days if you have travel plans already booked. If you need it faster or you cannot get an appointment here, please contact a trusted passport expediting agency. If you are traveling internationally in less than 2 weeks or need to obtain a foreign visa within 4 weeks, you are eligible to schedule an appointment at this passport agency with proof of travel. Will call (pickup) service is offered for life or death emergencies and immediate travel.

Philadelphia Passport Agency

Philadelphia Passport AgencyAppointments Available From:

8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Excluding Federal Holidays

Call 24/7 for an Appointment: 1-877-487-2778

  • Appointments are required at all passport agencies.  There is no charge to make an appointment at a passport agency and customers should not pay anyone or any business making such a charge.
  • You must pay the $60 expedite fee in addition to application fees to apply at this agency.
  • Proof of travel is required when applying at this agency.
  • Will call service is offered for life or death emergencies and immediate travel abroad (leaving within 5 business days).  The agency will advise you when the passport will be ready for pickup at will call based on your documented travel plans.
  • For all other customers, passports will be issued within 8 business days of applying at the agency. During your appointment, the agency will advise how the passport will be sent to you.

For Your Appointment at the Philadelphia Passport Agency

What to Bring

  • Appointment confirmation number
  • Proof of travel
  • Completed forms
  • All required supporting documents
  • A major Credit Card, Debit/Check card (not ATM cards), Check, Bank Draft, Cash (Exact Change), or Money Order to cover the application and expedited fees

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Find out what forms, documents, and fees you will need to bring to your appointment.

When You Arrive

  • Arrive early to allow enough time to pass through building security screening and metal detectors (weapons are prohibited).
  • We are located on the 1st floor, Room 103.
  • Check-In at the Information Desk.
    Present your Social Security Number or Appointment Confirmation     Number to verify your appointment.
  • Receive your number, please be seated, and wait until your number is called.
  • When your number is called go to your assigned window.  A passport specialist will review your forms and supporting documents.

Driving Directions, Parking Information, and Public Transportation

From the North and the West:

Take PA Turnpike Exit #24, King of Prussia-Valley Forge. Follow I-76 East to Philadelphia. Take Exit #38 for I-676 (Vine Street Expressway) and follow it to the exit for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at 6th Street. Stay on 6th Street one block to light. Turn left at light onto Race Street and follow approximately four blocks to 2nd Street. Turn right on Second Street and follow approximately four blocks to Chestnut Street. The U.S. Custom House is on the southwest corner of 2nd and Chestnut.

From New Jersey and the NJ Turnpike:

Take NJ Turnpike Exit #4 (Camden-Philadelphia) and follow signs for the Benjamin Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia. Stay to the right on the bridge and follow signs for 5th Street. Turn right onto 5th Street, follow 2 blocks to Wood Street. Turn right on Wood St., follow two blocks to 4th Street. Turn right on 4th Street. Follow 4th Street approximately six blocks to Chestnut Street. Turn left on Chestnut and follow two blocks to the U.S. Custom House on the right at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut.

From the North (I-95 corridor):

Take I-95 South to Philadelphia and Exit at #22 for Center City-Independence Hall-Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Stay to the right two lanes and head straight down 2nd Street at the bottom of the ramp. Follow 2nd Street approximately four blocks to the U.S. Custom House at the corner of 2nd and Chestnut Streets.

From the South (I-95 corridor):

Take I-95 North to Philadelphia and Exit at #20. At the bottom of the ramp turn left onto Columbus Blvd. Proceed north on Columbus Blvd. to Dock Street (HYATT Hotel on right). Turn left onto Dock St. and go one block to Front Street. Turn right onto Front. Go one block to Walnut Street. Turn left on Walnut and go two blocks to Third Street. Turn right onto Third and go one block to Chestnut Street. Turn right onto Chestnut one block to the U.S. Custom House on the right.


There is metered parking on the streets surrounding the building, as well as several pay parking lots and garages in the vicinity.

Public Transportation:

The agency is located eight blocks east from both the Market East train station and the local bus terminal, one block south of the 2nd Street stop on the Market-Frankford subway-elevated line, and six blocks east of the 8th and Market stop on the PATCO line from New Jersey.

Location of the Philadelphia Passport Agency

Philadelphia Passport Agency

U.S. Custom House
200 Chestnut Street, Room 103
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Appointments Available From:
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Excluding Federal Holidays

Make an Appointment

Call the National Passport Information Center to make an appointment 24 hours a day.

  • 1-877-487-2778; TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793

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