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Archer Avenue Post Office: Passport Office in Jamaica NY

Last Reviewed on July 4th, 2023

Archer Avenue Post Office
147-21 Archer Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide for reference and here is a list of places to get passport photos in Jamaica.

Jamaica Passport Office: Archer Avenue Post Office Location Overview

Archer Avenue Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Jamaica, NY you can go here for passport help. Archer Avenue Post Office is a Postal facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are 4 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Jamaica. Archer Avenue Post Office is located in County, New York.

About Archer Avenue Post Office

Archer Avenue Post Office is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Archer Avenue Post Office is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Archer Avenue Post Office

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Archer Avenue Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Archer Avenue Post Office): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Jamaica. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Jamaica, NY

New York Passport Agency - 9.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 24.1 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 75.9 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Archer Avenue Post Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Archer Avenue Post Office will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Archer Avenue Post Office is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.

Archer Avenue Post Office Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Queens County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 11435, 11451, 11405, 11499, 11415, 11419, 11002, 11424, 11432, 11433, 11418, 11439, 11431, 11381, 11367, 11420, 11366, 11436, 11434

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Archer Avenue Post Office?

Archer Avenue Post Office does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

There is a regional passport office close to Jamaica. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The New York Passport Agency is only 9.1 miles away.

Does Archer Avenue Post Office charge for passports?

Archer Avenue Post Office is an acceptance agent, Archer Avenue Post Office does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Archer Avenue Post Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Archer Avenue Post Office? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Archer Avenue Post Office do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Archer Avenue Post Office tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Archer Avenue Post Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does Archer Avenue Post Office take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Archer Avenue Post Office for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in Jamaica.

What forms of payment does Archer Avenue Post Office accept?

At Archer Avenue Post Office, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.

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