Maryland residents who need to get U.S. passports can do so at several different locations. The majority of Maryland’s cities and towns have at least one passport application acceptance facility. Most are located at post offices but they can sometimes be found at public libraries and government offices of the city or county. The authorized agent at these locations will adjudicate the application before it is sent to the processing center.
There is at least one application acceptance facility in each of the following Maryland counties: Allegany County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City County, Calvert County, Caroline County, Carroll County, Cecil County, Charles County, Dorchester County, Frederick County, Garrett County, Harford County, Howard County, Kent County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, St. Mary’s County, Talbot County, Washington County, Wicomico County, Worcester County.
In the case that there is no place to submit the form in one city, the applicant can probably find one in a neighboring city. The city of Baltimore has, by far, the largest number of acceptance facilities. The addresses of a couple of passport offices in Baltimore are listed below.
USPS Baltimore Main Post Office
900 E Fayette St., RM 118
Baltimore, MD 21233
USPS Nottingham Branch
4990 Mercantile Rd
Baltimore, MD 21236
When applying at an application acceptance facility, you have the option of either routine or expedited service. Routine service takes up to 6 weeks to complete while expedite processing take up to 3 weeks. These are only estimates. Processing may be completed in less time but it might also take longer. Delays often occur during peak travel seasons or when there is a sudden increase in the number of applications submitted.
The Washington DC passport agency serves Maryland residents who need to obtain passports quickly. Evidence must be submitted of travel within 30 days in order to apply at this location. The address of the regional processing center is provided below.
Washington DC Passport Agency
1111 19th Street, N.W.,
First Floor, Sidewalk Level
Washington, D.C. 20036
Individuals who require emergency passports must first set up an appointment at the regional agency. The number to call is 1-877-487-2778. Oftentimes, phone lines are congested and it can take quite a while to complete the process. Applicants should arrive at the DC agency early enough to pass through the security check and get to the processing center.
Documents which should be submitted include a completed but unsigned passport application for, evidence of United States citizenship, proof of identity, a copy of the identification document, a recent passport photo and payment for the fees. The application may be processed the same day but you may be asked to return in a day or two depending on your departure date and the current demand at the agency.