If you live in Washington, DC and you need a U.S. passport, you have options. Routine passport service is 6-8 weeks or longer. But you can apply for 2-3 week service for an additional fee. Travelers that need their passport even faster can use a service like RushMyPassport to help get their passport in time. Alternatively, if appointments are available, travelers with confirmed travel plans can schedule with the Washington Passport Agency for expedited service.
About the Washington Passport Agency
The Washington Passport Agency accepts emergency passport applications by appointment only. To qualify for an appointment, you need to have confirmed travel plans that take you out of the country within the next 14 days, or 4 weeks if you also need to apply for a visa before your trip. Appointments are only available on weekdays, and may have limited hours so you must call ahead. Of course the office is closed on all federal holidays. To make an appointment, call 1-877-487-2778.
The Washington Passport Agency is located at:
600 19th Street NW, Washington, DC.
The passport agency moved to a larger location, offering more space in the lobby and more windows to accommodate passport seekers. Looking at the numbers, the Washington Passport Agency needs the extra space. According to the Department of State, last year the agency saw approximately 30,000 customers and issued more than 200,000 passports!
If all of this sounds horribly inconvenient, know that there is an easier way to get a passport in a hurry, even if you’re departing in a matter of days. RushMyPassport can walk you step by step through the passport application process and all of the paperwork it involves (something the Passport Agency will not do), then deal with the passport agency on your behalf. No need for you to make an appointment or wait in line at an inconvenient time, and you can still get your application processed in as little as 24 hours!
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