Special Issuance Agency

Special Issuance Agency PassportsThe Special Issuance Agency is generally not for the general public. Applications at the Special Issuance Agency are reserved for Diplomatic, Official, No-Fee and Congressional referrals ONLY.

Please make sure you understand this fact before reaching out to the Special Issuance Agency for your passport needs.

Welcome to the Special Issuance Agency

NOTE: Notably, there is no charge for an appointment at a regional passport agency.

Region ServedApplications for Diplomatic, Official, No-Fee & Congressional referrals only

Public Hours of OperationBy Referral Only

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays)


Public Phone #s & Contact InfoArmy, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Civilian DoD employees –

For Passport and VISA (except Marines) inquiries-

Visa Information for Marine Corps Only –

Federal Agency Employees (except DoD) –


Address600 19th Street, NW
South Entrance
Washington, DC 20006

Also, to maximize customer comfort and comply with fire and safety regulations, public waiting areas at regional passport agencies are limited to applicants, required witnesses, and those accompanying minors, disabled applicants, or serving as interpreters.

Notably, weapons are prohibited AT ALL REGIONAL PASSPORT AGENCIES.

Foreign Entry Requirements/Visas

Moreover, if you are traveling overseas and want to know what you must do to enter a foreign country, PassportsOnline.ORG provides info on foreign entry requirements and visas.

Notably, the link provides foreign embassy numbers and addresses.

Travel Warnings/Travel Safety Information

Importantly, the U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warnings to inform Americans on certain countries to avoid, terrorist threats, and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans.

In addition, the State Department also issues Country Specific Information for every country of the world with information on such matters as the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

Check for Travel Warnings or Travel Alerts for your destination(s).

Driving Directions & Public Transit to the Special Issuance Agency

By Car:
From Interstate 495 (points north of Washington, DC):

Firstly, take 95 South to 495 West. Then from 495 West take exit 33, Connecticut Avenue/Kensington. Afterward, follow the exit ramp to the left, heading south on Connecticut Avenue towards Chevy Chase and DC. Thereafter, continue traveling south on Connecticut Ave. approximately 4.5 miles. At the Dupont Circle traffic circle, take the 5th exit onto 19th Street NW. Then, continue driving approximately 1 mile south on 19th Street.

Lastly, the Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.

From Rte. 66 & Rte. 50 (points west of Washington, DC):

At first, take I-95 North to 395 North towards Washington, DC. Then, enter Washington via the 14th Street Bridge. From 14th Street, turn left onto Madison Drive. Then, turn right onto 15th Street, turn left onto Constitution Avenue, and turn right onto 17th Street. Thereafter, continue on 17th Street for 0.4 miles and turn left onto G Street. Afterward, turn left at the 2nd cross street onto 19th Street.

Finally, the Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.

From I-95 & I-395 (points south of Washington, DC):

To begin with, take 95 North to 395 North towards Washington, DC. Then, enter Washington via the 14th Street Bridge. From 14th Street, turn left onto Madison Drive. Then, turn right onto 15th Street. Afterward, turn left onto Constitution Ave. Then, turn right onto 17th Street. Next, continue on 17th Street for 0.4 miles and turn left onto G Street. Thereafter, turn left at the 2nd cross street onto 19th Street.

At last, the Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.

From Rte. 50 (points east of Washington, DC):

Firstly, take US Route 50 West (it will turn into New York Avenue). After exiting for Interstate 395 (stay right to get by), turn right onto L Street, following the US 50 West signs. Then, stay on L Street and merge onto Massachusetts Avenue. Thereafter, stay on Mass Ave. Notably, you’ll travel under Thomas Circle to Scott Circle. Then, exit Scott Circle at Rhode Island Ave going SW.

Next, follow Rhode Island Avenue for 2 blocks and then merge onto M Street as you cross Connecticut Ave. One full block later, turn left onto 19th Street and continue south for 0.5 miles. At last, the Special Issuance Agency is located on the right at the South Entrance of 600 19th Street between F and G Streets.

By Train:

Importantly, taxis are available from Amtrak Union Station.

By Metro:

Blue or Orange Lines to Farragut West (5 blocks away from the I Street and 17th Street Exit) or Blue or Orange Lines to Foggy Bottom (6 blocks away) or Red Line to Farragut North (6 blocks away from the Connecticut Avenue and K Street Exit).

By Air:

From Reagan National Airport (DCA) – taxis are available. Notably, travel time is 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Metrorail Blue Line to Foggy Bottom or Farragut West is also available. Otherwise, take the Blue Line 5 stops to Foggy Bottom or 6 stops to Farragut West in the direction of New Carrollton/Largo Town Center. SIA is located 6 blocks from Foggy Bottom and 5 blocks from Farragut West’s I Street and 17th Street Exit.

From Dulles International Airport (IAD) – also, taxis are available. Notably, travel time is 60-90 minutes, depending on traffic and time of day.


Make Appointment at Special Issuance Agency

Also, call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment 24/7.

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

Search passport offices near you here.

Expedited Passport Service

In addition, if you need your U.S. passport within 2 weeks, you may contact a passport expediting service like Fastport Passport. Also, see Expedited Passport Service.

NOTE: Lastly, if you have updates on the Special Issuance Agency, please send us a detailed message via our Passport Help Desk.

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