Alabama Passport Offices – How to Get a Passport in Alabama

Where to go?

You can obtain a passport in Alabama at your local post offices, courthouse, county clerk offices, and other government appointed facilities. If you find that an application acceptance agent facility is not in your residential area, you might travel to a larger city. For example, cities like Montgomery, Mobile, Birmingham, and Huntsville. Note, many Alabama passport offices require you to schedule an appointment. Importantly, some have limited operating hours. Most Federal buildings are closed on Federal Holidays. So, be sure to call ahead before making the trip.

The Birmingham Passport offices are located at the Center Point Post office, Crestline Heights Branch, and the Birmingham Main Post Office Window. Clerks in post offices are certified agents that can process a passport application. The Department of State approves these agents. Passport applicants looking for passport offices in Alabama can select a routine passport processing service which takes 4-6 weeks. Below are some US Postal facilities you can go to process your application if you are not in a rush.

Some Alabama Passport Offices

Facility Street City State Zip Phone
General Mail Facility Window Unit 6701 Winton Blount Blvd Montgomery AL 36119 (334) 2447683
Montgomery Downtown Station 135 Catoma St Montgomery AL 36104 (334) 2447581
Court Clerks Passport 200 S Ct #404 Florence AL 35630 (256) 7605726
UAB Passport Services 1400 University Blvd, Suite 103 Birmingham AL 35233 (205) 9756357
Hoover Station Passport Office 1809 Riverchase Dr. Birmingham AL 35233 (205) 9871069

How to Expedite Your Passport in Alabama

To get a passport process in less than four weeks, visit a passport agency. An agent can have a passport process in about 2-3 weeks for an extra fee. The expeditor will submit the proper documents on your behalf. Also, with this agency, you can get a passport in 24 hours. For that to be possible, you must provide documents that show you have an emergency. Keep in mind that this service will cost an additional fee. Currently, there is no passport agency in Alabama.

Call the National Passport Center hotline toll free number at (877) 487-2778 to schedule an appointment with your nearest agency. The closest passport agencies are listed below.

Atlanta Passport Agency
230 Peachtree St., NW, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30303

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

New Orleans Passport Agency
One Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 1300, New Orleans, LA 70130

Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Miami Passport Agency
Omni Center
1501 Biscayne Blvd Suite 210, Miami, FL 33132

Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Passport Agencies Offer Expedited Services For:

  • Passport Renewal
  • New Passport
  • Passport for Minors
  • Loss Passport Replacement
  • Passport Name Change

REAL ID Act

In 2005, the House of Representatives passed a bill into law called the REAL ID Act. The purpose of this bill is for all states to have a standard form of ID. Individually, the IDs must all display specific information on them. On each ID, the following information must be present:

  • Full legal name
  • Residential address
  • Birthdate
  • Gender
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Digital front-facing photograph
  • Signature

For the fact that each state will incur the cost of implementing the REAL ID Act, many states are not ready to introduce the new law. The states that are not in compliant may be under review or given an extension. The ones under review have until January 22, 2018, to start with the new law or get an extension. While other states with extensions must get prepared by October 10, 2018.

However, Alabama is compliant with the REAL ID Act. What does that mean? Well, Alabama issued state ids have the required information on them set by DHS. So if you recently obtained an id, you will not have any problems at airports. Keep in mind that you can use your id to travel domestically but will need a passport for international travels.

If your passport is near expiration(6 months or less validity) or expired, you should apply for one way in advance before planning your trip. But if you have an emergency and must travel abroad soon, you can use an expediter to help with submitting your documents and getting a passport for you. Additional fees are necessary for this service.

Word of advice:                                                                                                         

When completing any forms, please follow the directions attached to each type. If you don’t follow the instructions correctly, your application process will not continue on schedule.
Below you will find a list of passport processing facilities in and around your county. Click on the one nearest you to get the necessary information you will need.

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