This advice comes directly from the Department of State and is subject to change. You are urged to consult the State Department's website for latest information.
The New York Passport Agency serves customers who are traveling within 14 days or who need foreign visas within the next 4 weeks.
During the busy summer travel season, the U.S. State Department receives a heavy volume of calls, and you are therefore urged to apply for a passport well in advance at one of the more than 7,000 public places< /a> nationwide that accept passport applications.
The New York Passport Agency is open 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding federal holidays. An appointment is required, and can be scheduled by calling (877) 487-2778. Do not visit the office without an appointment! Do read the website information carefully about visiting the office, as a late arrival can mean cancellation of your appointment.
Some other important information:
• Do not pay anyone or any travel agency to make this appointment for you! There is no fee to make this appointment; it is free.
• Investigate well in advance whether you need a visa/visas for the country/countries you intend to visit.
• You also can receive expedited service
without making a personal appointment:
• You might also wish to review this page on the Department of State's website, which contains much useful information
NYC.com regrets that it is unable to answer questions concerning passport applications and citizenship. The State Department's website covers these topics in great depth.