Massachusetts Passport Offices – Where to apply for a passport in Massachusetts

Now that you are ready to take your dream trip and need a passport, here are some places you can submit your application to start the process. Massachusetts Passport Offices are in a variety of buildings. The most convenient location is the post office. The post office agent is certified by the State Department to accept forms, documents, and fees from applicants. Employees from courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and public library are also appointed to do the same.

At these different facilities, all your documents are packaged in one and forward to a processing center. The time it usually takes to complete an application is 4-6 weeks. Another option available to applicants is expedited service. This service is for anyone who needs their passport sooner than four weeks. To qualify, you must provide proof of travel. With expedited service, a passport processes in 2-3 weeks. Here is a list of some offices in cities across Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
John F. Kennedy Post Office 25 New Chardon St
Boston, MA 02114
Boston (617) 523-3882
Brocton Post Office 120 Commercial St
Brocton, MA 02302
Brocton (508) 559-1954
Fall River Post Office 2 Government CTR
Fall River, MA 02722
Fall River (508) 646-6565
Lowell Post Office 155 Father Morissette Blvd
Lowell, MA 01854
Lowell (978) 934-0997
Saltmarsh Senior Center 81 Washington St
Nantucket, MA 02554
Nantucket (508) 3257559
Plainville Public Library 198 South St
Plainville, MA 02762
Plainville (508) 695-1784
Springfield Post Office 1883 Main St
Springfield, MA 01101
Springfield (413) 731-0573
Worcester Main Post Office 4 East Central St
Worchester, MA 01613
Worchester (508) 795-3712

Passport Expedited Services in Massachusetts

Other companies offer expediting services at a faster time than the post office. These expeditors can get a passport in 24 hours. Getting a passport in 24 hours is done through an agency. Usually, a passport agency processes the application immediately and ships it overnight to the expedited service agent. You can also contact a passport agency and apply on your own. To do so, you must call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778 to set up an appointment. Once at the agency, you must provide documentation to show proof you will travel. This option is mostly for emergency purposes. See below for a list of agencies and their location.

Boston Passport Agency
Tip O’Neil Federal Building
10 Causeway Street, Room 247, Boston, MA 02222

Hours:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Buffalo Passport Agency
111 Genesee Street, Suite 101, Buffalo, NY 14203

Hours:
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

National Passport Center
207 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

September 11, 2001, has changed security in many ways. How we travel by air is one of them. The REAL ID Act established a guideline that all state-issued ID cards and driver’s licenses must have minimum security standards. In the US and all its territories had a deadline to implement the security features. By October 1, 2020, the country and its sovereignties must be up to code. If not, individuals from noncompliant states cannot use either their state-issued ID card or driver’s license as identification to board a plane.

TSA now suggest alternative documents to use as identification when at the airport. Visit TSA website to get a list of all the acceptable documents. Here is a list of some documents from the list:

  • 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, then there is no need to apply for another. Make sure your document is valid before going to the airport.

 

Remember, the standard processing period for a passport is 4-6 weeks. Expediting service can get you one in half the time, but a passport agency can have it in 24 hours. These specialized services do require proof of travel or to show if an emergency exists. Please see below for a more detailed list of passport acceptance facilities in Massachusetts.

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