To apply for your own passport, you need to visit a passport agency or center in your state or county. That way, it is faster to get yours, however, you will need to book an appointment before you visit.
To make an appointment, call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. You can do so 24 hours a day. The normal processing time takes about 4 to 6 weeks but expedited processing takes between 2-3weeks.
No matter the county, or state where you reside in the US, there is always a US passport office, or center in every county and a regional passport agency in 26 states in the US.
Washington Passport Agency, United States of America
Address and Location
Time and Days
Washington Passport Agency
600 19th Street, N.W., First Floor, Sidewalk Level, Washington, DC 20006
U.S. Department of State, Washington Passport Agency, CA/PPT/WN, 44132 Mercure Cir., PO Box 1192, Sterling, VA 20166-1192,
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, and Friday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Closed Federal Holidays
The Procedure to apply for a US passport outside the United States is quite different compared to applying from within the US. For instance, Those living in Canada have a special procedure for applying for a passport or renewing their U.S. passport. Some may be eligible to renew their passport by mail from Canada if they are traveling internationally in more than 4 weeks.
But then, if you are applying in person, you are either applying for the first time, you are applying for a minor, or you are just renewing your passport for international travel that will take less than 4 weeks.