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

Is it time for a new passport? No need to worry. Maryland Passport offices are scattered all over the state. The most convenient place to find one is the post office. The post office will accept your forms, documents, and fees and submit them to the processing center if everything is in order. After submission, you will get your new travel document in 4-6 weeks by mail.

Other acceptance facilities are courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and public libraries. Accepting the forms, documents, and fees are the same process. Also, the costs at all locations are the same. So you can choose any site to drop off your application.

Apart from the standard processing time it takes to get a passport, some post offices offer expedited service. Expedited service is when the processing time gets shorter so you can get a passport fast. This period usually takes 2-3 weeks. Of course, the cost is higher than the standard processing period.

Here are some passport facilities in cities across Maryland.

Maryland Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
USPS MT Washington Station 5730 Cottonworth Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
Baltimore (202) 268-7900
Annapolis Circuit Court Clerk 8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Annapolis (410) 222-1434
USPS Cambridge Post Office 301 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Cambridge (410) 228-1484
USPS Cumberland Post Office 215 Park St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Cumberland (301) 722-8190
USPS Hagerstown Post Office 22 West Franklin St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown (301) 797-8100
USPS Lexington Park Post Office 21745 South Coral Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Lexington Park (310) 862-2380
USPS Ocean City Post Office 7101 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
Ocean City (410) 524-7611

Passport Expedited Services in Maryland

Do you need to get a passport in a rush and cannot wait 4-6 weeks? Then you are on the right website. An expeditor is a person who will help you to get your passport in shorter a time. This specialist submits all the necessary forms, documents, and fees on your behalf. Since this is a time-sensitive issue, your application becomes a priority at the processing facility and goes ahead of other submissions. It costs more to expedite your forms, so make sure all the fees are paid upfront to get the process going.

If you need to get a passport in 24 hours, then it is best to employ a passport agency. Passport agencies have the authority, given by the State Department, to process an application is 24 hours if an emergency exists. Of course, you must provide proof of your crisis that requires your immediate departure. Again, how fast you need your travel document will determine the cost.

Unfortunately, passport agencies are not in every state, so to determine where you can find one is best to call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778. During your call, an agent will get you an appointment at the nearest location if none is in your state. Appointments are necessary since these agencies are in Federal Buildings. Keep in mind that these buildings are closed for Federal Holidays, so plan accordingly. Here are some agencies and where you can find them:

Washington Passport Agency
600 19th Street, N.W., First Floor, Sidewalk Level, Washington, DC 20006

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

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Philadelphia Passport Agency
U.S. Custom House
200 Chestnut Street, Room 103, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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

10:15 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

The REAL ID Act affects everyone who travels by air and uses either a state-issued ID card or driver’s license as identification at airports. TSA has the right to stop anyone with an ID that is not compliant with the law. January 22, 2018, was the date set for noncompliant states to become compliant. If they did not, an extension was granted up until October 10, 2018. The entire US, including its territories, have until October 1, 2020, to comply; otherwise, their ID cards, if used at the airport, will be rejected by TSA agents. Maryland is one of many states that is compliant with the law.

If you are not sure if the state you reside is a complaint, visit the TSA website and see the map of compliant states and with extensions.  On the site, there is a list of alternative documents you can use as a replacement. Here are a few 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

The idea of getting an alternative ID is an option in the event your state-issued ID card is not acceptable. All US citizens can apply for a passport. So, a passport would be the document to get if you don’t have one.

 

Below you will find a list of passport application facilities in the State of Maryland. Find the one nearest you and start the process.

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