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Mariners Harbor Station: Passport Office in Staten Island NY

Last Reviewed on September 23rd, 2023

Mariners Harbor Station
2079 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10303
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
9:00AM - 2:00PM

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 Staten Island.

Staten Island Passport Office: Mariners Harbor Station Location Overview

Mariners Harbor Station is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Staten Island, NY you can go here for passport help. Mariners Harbor Station 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 9 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Staten Island. Mariners Harbor Station is located in County, New York.

About Mariners Harbor Station

Mariners Harbor Station is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Mariners Harbor Station 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 Mariners Harbor Station

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 Mariners Harbor Station to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Mariners Harbor Station): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Staten Island. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Staten Island, NY

New York Passport Agency - 9.5 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 38.2 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 60.5 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Mariners Harbor Station

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Mariners Harbor Station 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 - Mariners Harbor Station 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.

Mariners Harbor Station Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Richmond County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 10303, 07206, 10311, 07201, 10314, 10310, 07202, 10302, 07207, 10301, 07002, 10313, 07036, 07208, 07114, 10304, 07008, 07203, 10306

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Mariners Harbor Station?

Mariners Harbor Station 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 Staten Island. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The New York Passport Agency is only 9.5 miles away.

Does Mariners Harbor Station charge for passports?

Mariners Harbor Station is an acceptance agent, Mariners Harbor Station 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 Mariners Harbor Station?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Mariners Harbor Station? 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 Mariners Harbor Station 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 Mariners Harbor Station 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, Mariners Harbor Station will not be able to assist any further.

Does Mariners Harbor Station take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Mariners Harbor Station 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 Staten Island.

What forms of payment does Mariners Harbor Station accept?

You can pay for the acceptance agent fees 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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