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Lake Placid Post Office: Passport Office in Lake Placid NY

Informative guide about passports with specific details for Lake Placid Post Office, a passport office in Lake Placid. Local passport offices like this Lake Placid passport office are passport application sealing facilities only (AKA an "Acceptance Agent").


Location:
Lake Placid Post Office
Address:
2591 Main St
 
Lake Placid, NY 12946
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
Monday
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Wednesday
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday
10:00AM - 3:00PM


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Lake Placid Post Office takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos, it has a lot of great information about the specifics of passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in Lake Placid.


Lake Placid Passport Office: Lake Placid Post Office Location Overview

Lake Placid Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Lake Placid, NY you can go here for passport help. Lake Placid 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 NO other passport acceptance agent offices located in Lake Placid. Lake Placid Post Office is located in Lake Placid County, New York.

About Lake Placid Post Office

Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid 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

No Need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Lake Placid, NY

Vermont Passport Agency - 52 Miles
National Passport Center - 155.1 Miles
Boston Passport Agency - 170.1 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Lake Placid Post Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Lake Placid 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 - Lake Placid 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, please see processing times for Lake Placid Post Office.

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

Lake Placid Post Office Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Essex County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 12946, 12977, 12942, 12913, 12943, 12997, 12987, 12945, 12939, 12983, 12941, 12932, 12976, 12879, 12964, 12989, 12986, 12855, 12970

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Lake Placid Post Office?

Lake Placid 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?

It's possible and not too inconvenient as Vermont Passport Agency is close enough to travel to in a single day. The round trip to the Vermont Passport Agency is only around 110 miles from Lake Placid. You might also want to consider using a passport expediting company as it may save you time and hassles.

Does Lake Placid Post Office charge for passports?

Lake Placid Post Office is an acceptance agent, Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid Post Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid 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 Lake Placid 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, Lake Placid Post Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does Lake Placid Post Office take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Here are a list of additional locations in Lake Placid that takes passport photos.

What forms of payment does Lake Placid Post Office accept?

At Lake Placid Post Office, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Lake Placid Post Office takes passport photos there, you can also pay for photos with the same payment methods. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.