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City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office: Passport Office in New Bedford MA

Last Reviewed on January 14th, 2024


Location:
City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office
Address:
133 William St, #107
 
New Bedford, MA 02740
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
Monday
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday
8:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday
8:00AM - 12:00PM


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos. If you want your passport photos taken before you go to the acceptance agent, here is a list of places to get passport photos in New Bedford.


New Bedford Passport Office: City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office Location Overview

City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in New Bedford, MA you can go here for passport help. City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office is a Municipal 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 2 other passport acceptance agent offices located in New Bedford. City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office is located in County, Massachusetts.

About City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office

City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 New Bedford. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to New Bedford, MA

Boston Passport Agency - 43.9 Miles
National Passport Center - 86.4 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 122 Miles

Passport Services Offered at City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 - City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Bristol County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 02740, 02742, 02741, 02714, 02746, 02744, 02719, 02747, 02745, 02748, 02743, 02790, 02739, 02717, 02770, 02720, 02738, 02791, 02723

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office?

City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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?

The closest passport agency isn't too far from New Bedford, Boston Passport Agency is only about 90 miles roundtrip from New Bedford. This will be your best option for getting a passport quickly.

Does City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office charge for passports?

City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office is an acceptance agent, City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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 City of New Bedford, Treasurer's 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, City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Please see: List of locations in New Bedford to get passport photos.

What forms of payment does City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office accept?

You can pay for the acceptance agent fees and passport photos (if you have them taken at City of New Bedford, Treasurer's Office) with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.

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