Vermont Passport Offices – How to get a passport in Vermont

Vermont Passport Offices are in buildings all across the state. The most convenient place to find one is in the post office. At the post office, you will find certified agents who will accept passport applications. The agent will then package the forms and fees and send it to a processing center. The average processing time for a passport application is 4-6 weeks. Expedited service is sometimes available but asked before going to a location.

Other sites that accept applications are courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and libraries. All these locations have the same processing time, so it doesn’t matter which you go. Below is a table with some passport offices across Vermont. Visit any to submit your application.

Vermont Passport Offices

Facility Address                      City Phone
Bennington Superior Court 207 South St, Bennington, VT 05201 Bennington (802) 447-2700
Brattleboro PO 204 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 Brattleboro (802) 254-4110
Burlington PO 11 Elmwood Ave, Burlington, VT 05401 Burlington (802) 863-6033
Washington County Clerk 10 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602 Montpelier (802) 828-3075
Newport PO 59 Coventry St, Newport, VT 05855 Newport (802) 334-2420
Rutland PO 151 West St, Rutland, VT 05701 Rutland (802) 773-0301
Swanton PO 21 Grand Ave, Swanton, VT 05488 Swanton (802) 868-4188

Expedited Passport Services

Expediting your passport application can be done if your hire an expeditor. An expeditor will submit all the necessary documents and fees so that you can have your passport in 2-3 weeks. This service will cost more since you will pay the expeditor a fee and your passport application fee as well.

If you have an emergency the requires you leave the country as quickly as possible, you can seek the help of a passport agency. A passport agency can help with getting a passport in as little as 24 hours. But first, to get an appointment with an agency you must call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778. The operator will give you an interview with the nearest passport agency which can be in a different state if one is not located in the state you reside. Fortunately, Vermont has its own agency. See below for its address and business hours.

Vermont Passport Agency
50 South Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478

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

9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

The REAL ID Act imposed changes to every state-issued ID cards and driver’s licenses. These changes are in regards to security features on these ID cards. If the security changes are not made, TSA agents will not allow anyone to board their flight. This law is not fully implemented by soon will. To avoid any mishaps, TSA has a list of documents already with the security features. 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

If you have one of these documents, it is best to carry it with you to the airport. If not, the one to get is a passport. A passport can be used to travel domestically, as well as internationally. So, visit your passport office and submit your application. Before you know, you will have a new passport to travel at your leaser.

 

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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