If you will be applying for a First Time Adult Passport, Replacement for a Lost or Damaged Passport, or a Minor Passport (age 15 or younger), you will have to visit to an Acceptance Office once the required documents have been gathered from our site.
A little surprised with this first step? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! As much as we wish we could execute this first step, it must be done at a government approved acceptance office. Many travelers are unaware of this requirement, so I’m here to try to make it as painless as possible!
What is an acceptance office?
- An acceptance office is a post office, county clerk’s office, and some libraries that are designated to accept passport applications on the government’s behalf.
How do I find an acceptance office near me?
- With over 8000 acceptance offices around the country, there’s sure to be one right near you! Not sure how to find one? It’s simple! Go here https://iafdb.travel.state.gov/DefaultForm.aspx and enter your zip code and the search radius. You’ll get a list of offices near you, with the full address and phone number.
Can I just walk into the acceptance office or do I need an appointment?
- Each acceptance office is going to be different. With the list that you got by entering your zip code, you can give each office a call and find out the specifics from them.