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

Need to find a passport office in Georgia? You can apply for your passport when you visit your local post offices, County Clerk Court offices, City Halls, and other government appointed facilities. Be aware; some Georgia Passport offices require you to schedule an appointment before your visit. Also, some passport offices may vary and may exclude Federal Holidays.

A passport processing time is routinely 4-6 weeks from the time the application was received. Check with an expeditor if you need a passport in shorter processing time. Below is a list of some essential passport facilities in Georgia.

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

If you are in a rush and need a passport in less than four weeks, an expediting agency can assist you with it. With this service, the agency can have the application process in as little as 2-3 weeks. If you need an emergency passport, this service can get you an emergency passport in 24 hours. In this case, you must provide documents to show proof of emergency. Keep in mind that this service will cost an additional fee.

Also, a passport agency can assist you in getting a passport for a minor. The agency could help you to renew an old passport and even if your passport was lost or stolen. Call the National Passport Center hotline toll free number at (877) 487-2778 to get in contact with your nearest agency. Currently, there is a passport agency in Atlanta. See the list below of agencies in and around Georgia.

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

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

Some states already agreed to this new act while others are in disagreement to implement it. Recently, the new administration imposes this law on all states, and it must be in place by the end of 2017. Nevertheless, for citizens without the unique ID must provide a valid U.S. passport or permanent residency card as proof of identification. Therefore, people without a passport or residency card will not be allowed to board a plane. Also, people will not be allowed to go anywhere a valid ID is required. So, if you don’t have a passport or your passport expired, you should apply for one as soon as you can.

Currently, Georgia is compliant with the Real ID Act. Therefore, individuals can use their current state-issued identification to travel domestically. A state-issued identification can be a state id or a driver’s license which is both obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you need to travel internationally and needs a passport, you should visit a passport acceptance facility or use an expediting passport agency.

To prevent any issues at the airport, apply for an alternative identification document that is acceptable by the REAL ID Act. Some alternative identification documents are:

  • 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

One of many advantages of owning one of these documents is that the document can be used to travel domestically, as well as internationally. So, it would be best to have one to help reduce the chance of having any difficulty when you decide to travel by air.

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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