Georgia Passport Offices – Where to Get a Passport in Georgia?

The process of getting a passport can be less stressful if you know where to go and what to do. So, let me help you with the process. The first step would be to locate a passport acceptance office. Most offices are in your local post offices. Others are in courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and libraries. Not too many are in these locations. These facilities accept the application but do not process them. The forms go to a different site for processing.

Once you know where to find an acceptance office, make contact to get the information for the proper forms and fees. This information will likely eliminate any confusion when you are ready to submit your application. Also, asked about the time it takes to process your request. Through any of these venues, processing time usually takes 4-6 weeks. If you need a passport sooner, ask about expediting services. It usually takes 2-3 weeks if you choose that service.

Here is a table with some essential cities’ acceptance offices locations and phone number. Remember to call and ask for their operating hours. Most are open except on federal holidays.

Some Main Georgia Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
Atlanta Main Post Office 3900 Crown Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30321
Atlanta (404) 765-7570
Augusta Main Post Office 525 8th Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Augusta (706) 823-1627
Columbus Downtown Post Office 120 12th Street
Columbus, GA 31901
Columbus (706) 562-1766
Dalton Post Office 100 S. Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA 30720
Dalton (706) 279-0751
Savannah Main Post Office 2 North Fahm St
Savannah, GA 31401
Savannah (912) 235-4666

Expediting Services in Georgia

Expediting service is available to customers who need a passport sooner than the average processing time, 4-6 weeks. If you booked a trip without realizing your passport is about to expire, an expeditor can help. Submitting your application to the processing center is done by the expeditor. All you need to do is pay the fees. Keep in mind that it will cost if you choose this service. At times, you may be asked to provide proof you will travel soon. You can confirm your travel plans by providing a flight itinerary with the date of departure from a reputable airline.

Another option you can choose to expedite your application is to use a passport agency. Agencies are not in every state, so you can go anywhere and use it. Most agencies are in federal buildings; therefore, an appointment is necessary before you visit. To arrange for an appointment, call the National Passport Center hotline at (877) 487-2778. By calling, this is the only way you will get an appointment since these agencies do not accept walk-ins.

A passport agent can help you get a passport in as little as 24 hours. You can get a passport that quick if you can show proof of an emergency. If you have a family member sick, in an accident, or passed away and you’re requested to go, then any those is proof of your emergency. Also, having a ticket or an itinerary can help to support your case for wanting a new document. Again, the cost is more compared to average processing time.

Here is a list of some agencies and their location.

Atlanta Passport Agency
230 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 1000, Atlanta, GA 30303

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

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

U.S. Passport Agency
1100 Kings Road, Jacksonville, FL 32203

Hours:
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

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

Hours:
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Monday through Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

 REAL ID Act

The REAL ID Act of 2005 suggests a minimum security standard for all state-issued ID card and driver’s license. The reason for this is to prevent counterfeiting of such IDs. This law passed by Congress must be in place by January 22, 2018. States that are not in compliant may get an extension but must do so by October 1, 2020.

How does this law affect travel by air? Anyone who travels by air will be affected by this new law. Federal agencies like TSA will not grant access to anyone who wants to fly if their ID does not meet the criteria set by DHS. Only individuals from states that are compliant will not be affected. Georgia has made the changes; therefore, if you have a state-issued ID or driver’s license from the state you can fly from anywhere in the country hassle free.

How do noncompliant states get affected? Residents of some states that have not implement the law will likely encounter difficulties at airports. Visit TSA website to see if the state you live in has changed the IDs. If not, there are other ways to prevent a headache. On the TSA website, there is a list of other acceptable IDs that can you can use instead. Here is a list of some of these identification documents:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • HSPD-12 PIV card

If you already have one of these documents, there is no need to apply for a new one. Also, if you have a passport, then you can use it for both domestic and international travels.

For anyone who needs to apply for a passport, below you will see a more detailed list of acceptance facilities in counties in Georgia.

Georgia Passport Offices - Where to Get a Passport in Georgia? Passport Locations

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