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Southworth Library: Passport Office in Bliss Corner MA

Last Reviewed on January 27th, 2024

Southworth Library
732 Dartmouth Street
Bliss Corner, MA 02748
Hours of Operation Shown in (EST)
9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 7:00PM
9:00AM - 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 Bliss Corner.

Bliss Corner Passport Office: Southworth Library Location Overview

Southworth Library is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Bliss Corner, MA you can go here for passport help. Southworth Library is a Library 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 Bliss Corner. Southworth Library is located in County, Massachusetts.

About Southworth Library

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

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 Southworth Library to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

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

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Bliss Corner, MA

Boston Passport Agency - 48.3 Miles
National Passport Center - 91.2 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 119.1 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Southworth Library

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

Southworth Library Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Bristol County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 02748, 02714, 02744, 02791, 02790, 02740, 02741, 02742, 02747, 02746, 02719, 02801, 02837, 02713, 02745, 02878, 02739, 02721, 02743

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Southworth Library?

Southworth Library 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 Bliss Corner, Boston Passport Agency is only about 100 miles roundtrip from Bliss Corner. This will be your best option for getting a passport quickly.

Does Southworth Library charge for passports?

Southworth Library is an acceptance agent, Southworth Library 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 Southworth Library?

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

Does Southworth Library take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Southworth Library 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 Bliss Corner.

What forms of payment does Southworth Library accept?

At Southworth Library, 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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