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Arecibo, Puerto Rico Passport Office Information


In Arecibo, Puerto Rico there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The clerks at the local passport office(s) in Arecibo are acceptance agents for the passport office and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 2 passport offices in Arecibo, there are (19) other passport offices in Puerto Rico from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Arecibo, Puerto Rico and Expedited Passport service options for Arecibo.

Local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can witness your signature and "officially" seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.


Passport Offices in Arecibo, PR

Passport Agent - Passport Office Arecibo PR
Santiago Iglesias Pantin Avenue # 210
Arecibo PR, 612

Arecibo Post Office
G10 avenida San Patricio
Arecibo PR, 612

There are 2 passport offices in Arecibo.

Passport Agent - Passport Office Arecibo PR
Santiago Iglesias Pantin Avenue # 210
Arecibo, PR 00612
Arecibo Post Office
G10 avenida San Patricio
Arecibo, PR 00612

Regional Passport Offices Close to Arecibo

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

San Juan Passport Agency - 35.5 Miles
Miami Passport Agency - 866.4 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 1317.4 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 1338 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 1360 Miles



Other passport offices near Arecibo Puerto Rico:

Utuado Post Office, Puerto Rico - Utuado - 12.5 Miles
Morovis, Puerto Rico, Post Office - Morovis - 19.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Arecibo

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Arecibo for their passport application sealing needs.

Arecibo Arecibo, Hatillo Hatillo, Camuy Camuy, Quebradillas Quebradillas, Utuado Utuado, Lares Lares, Ciales Ciales, Adjuntas Adjuntas, Vega Baja Vega Baja, Las Marías Las Marias, Moca Moca, Maricao Maricao, Vega Alta Vega Alta, Aguadilla Aguadilla, Añasco Añasco, Dorado Dorado, Aguada Aguada, Sabana Grande Sabana Grande, Yauco Yauco, Toa Alta Toa Alta


How to Get a Passport in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

Getting a passport in Arecibo is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Arecibo or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Arecibo will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Arecibo, there is one less than 100 miles from Arecibo.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Arecibo

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Arecibo or any other city in Puerto Rico or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Arecibo are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Expediting in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Arecibo. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting


Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

What is the application process of getting a passport in Arecibo?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 2 passport offices in Arecibo.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Arecibo to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Arecibo?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Arecibo, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the San Juan Passport Agency, it's not too far from Arecibo and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

How much does a passport cost in Arecibo?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Arecibo?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Arecibo.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #4081 - Arecibo - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
Carr. Pr-2 Km.77.6
Arecibo PR 00612
(787) 880-4240
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #524 - Arecibo - (0.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Pr 129 & Union St
580 Ave San Luis
Arecibo PR 00612
(787) 815-0785
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #1463 - Arecibo - (0.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Pr 10 & Shopping Center Drive
446 Ave Juan Rosado
Arecibo PR 00612
(787) 880-0384
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Hatillo Supercenter - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
Plaza Del Mar Shopping Center
Hatillo PR 00659
787-817-2160
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #1456 - Hatillo - (7 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Pr 130 & Pr 2
Capr. Pr-2 Km 87.7 Int. Pr 130
Hatillo PR 00659
(787) 680-7852
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11431 - Camuy - (8.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Calle Marginal & Pr 2
Carr. Pr #2, Km. 93.7
Camuy PR 00627
(787) 262-7870
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Barceloneta Supercenter - (10.5 mi)
Photo Center
Carr. #2 Km. 56.6
Barceloneta PR 00617
787-970-8105
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #7564 - Barceloneta - (10.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Pr 140 & Pr 22
2 Carr 140
Barceloneta PR 00617
(787) 846-6829
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15275 - Quebradillas - (11.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Pr 2 & Pr 485
Carretera Estatal Pr-2
Quebradillas PR 00678
(787) 895-0808
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #185 - Utuado - (12.3 mi)
Road #123 Intersection Road #111
940 Carr 123
Utuado PR 00641
(787) 894-0574
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99