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Bethesda, Maryland Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Bethesda / Applying for a passport from Bethesda

Passport Guide for Bethesda

Residents of Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Bethesda can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 2 passport offices here in Bethesda, there are (208) other passport offices in Maryland 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 Bethesda, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Bethesda.


How to Get a Passport in Bethesda, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bethesda

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 Bethesda or any other city in Maryland 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 Bethesda 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 Offices in Bethesda, MD

USPS West Lake Post Office
10421 Motor City Dr
Bethesda MD, 20817

USPS Bethesda Post Office
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda MD, 20814

Looking for a passport office in Bethesda? There are hundreds of such offices in Maryland. These 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 ofices don't issue passports but 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.

There are 2 passport offices in Bethesda.

USPS West Lake Post Office
10421 Motor City Dr
Bethesda, MD 20817
USPS Bethesda Post Office
7400 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bethesda

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.

Washington Passport Agency - 7 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 106.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 176 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 204.5 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 246.5 Miles



Other passport offices near Bethesda Maryland:

USPS Kensington Post Office - Kensington - 1.8 Miles
USPS Garrett Park Main Post Office - Garrett Park - 2 Miles
USPS White Flint Mall Post Office - Kensington - 2.2 Miles
USPS Wheaton Post Office - Silver Spring - 3.3 Miles
USPS Rockville Pike Finance - Rockville - 3.4 Miles
USPS Friendship Post Office - Washington - 4 Miles
USPS Brightwood Post Office - Washington - 4.1 Miles
USPS Woodmoor Branch Post Office - Silver Spring - 4.1 Miles
USPS TwinBrook Station - Rockville - 4.3 Miles
City of Takoma Park - Takoma Park - 4.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bethesda

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

Chevy Chase Maryland, Bethesda Maryland, Kensington Maryland, Somerset Maryland, North Bethesda Maryland, Glen Echo Maryland, Wheaton Maryland, Silver Spring Maryland, Langley Virginia, Takoma Park Maryland, Potomac Maryland, McLean Virginia, Adams Morgan Washington, D.C., Foggy Bottom Washington, D.C., Mount Rainier Maryland, University Park Maryland, College Park Maryland, Hyattsville Maryland, North Brentwood Maryland, Tysons Corner Virginia


Passport Expediting in Bethesda, Maryland

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Bethesda. 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 Bethesda, Maryland

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Bethesda, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the Washington Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 2 passport offices in Bethesda.

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 Bethesda 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 Bethesda?

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 Bethesda, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Bethesda residents, there is a regional passport facility only 7 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Washington Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Bethesda as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Bethesda?

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 Bethesda?

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 Bethesda.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #1831 - Bethesda - (1 mi)
Photo Center
7809 Wisconsin Avenue At The Corner Of Wisconsin And Cheltenham Drive
Bethesda MD 20814
(301) 986-9144
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bethesda - (1.4 mi)
Shoppes Of Bethesda At Arlington And Hampden.
4938 Hampden Ln
Bethesda MD 20814
(301) 951-9599
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1475 - Bethesda - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
10233 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda MD 20814
(301) 530-3666
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1479 - Bethesda - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
6917 Arlington Road
Bethesda MD 20814
(301) 656-2522
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2221 - Kensington - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
3715 University Boulevard
Kensington MD 20895
(301) 962-8092
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1879 - Rockville - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
11416 Suite D Rockville Pike
Rockville MD 20852
(301) 230-9898
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bethesda - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
5237 River Road
Bethesda MD 20816
(301) 656-7300
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - North Bethesda - (2.4 mi)
White Flint Plaza Across From Shoppers Food Warehouse Behind Mall
5268-G Nicholson Ln
North Bethesda MD 20852
(301) 468-4914
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Westlake Crossing Shopping Center/Montgomery Mall - (2.5 mi)
Outside Westfield Montgomery Mall In Westlake Dr. & Democracy Blvd Access From I-270 Hwy Exit #1
10319 Westlake Dr
Bethesda MD 20817
(301) 469-8111
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Connecticut Ave NW - (2.6 mi)
South Of Chevy Chase Circle
5614 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20015
(202) 244-6655
Price: Cost varies by location