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Bowie, Maryland Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Bowie

Residents of Bowie in Prince Georges County, Maryland have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Bowie 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 Bowie, 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 Bowie, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Bowie.


How to Get a Passport in Bowie, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bowie

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 Bowie 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 Bowie 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 Bowie, MD

USPS Bowie Post Office
6710 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie MD, 20715

USPS Bowie Mitchellville Post Office
1500 Pointer Ridge Pl
Bowie MD, 20716

Looking for a passport office in Bowie? 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 Bowie.

USPS Bowie Post Office
6710 Laurel Bowie Rd
Bowie, MD 20715
USPS Bowie Mitchellville Post Office
1500 Pointer Ridge Pl
Bowie, MD 20716

Additional passport offices that are located near Bowie Maryland:
USPS Davidsonville Post Office - Davidsonville - 4 Miles
USPS Harwood Post Office - Harwood - 5.8 Miles
USPS Largo-Kettering Post Office - Upper Marlboro - 5.9 Miles
USPS Riva Post Office - Riva - 6.3 Miles
Upper Marlboro Circuit Court Clerk - Upper Marlboro - 6.7 Miles
USPS Hampton Park Finance Unit - Capitol Heights - 6.8 Miles
USPS Lothian Post Office - Lothian - 7.1 Miles
USPS Edgewater Post Office - Edgewater - 7.2 Miles
USPS Landover Hills Post Office - Landover Hills - 8.1 Miles
USPS Crownsville Post Office - Crownsville - 8.1 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bowie

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

Bowie Maryland, Crofton Maryland, Kettering Maryland, Lanham Maryland, Crownsville Maryland, Peppermill Village Maryland, Landover Maryland, Greenbelt Maryland, Seat Pleasant Maryland, Cheverly Maryland, Bladensburg Maryland, Riverdale Park Maryland, Andrews AFB Maryland, Arden on the Severn Maryland, Suitland Maryland, Annapolis Maryland, College Park Maryland, Hyattsville Maryland, University Park Maryland, Fort Meade Maryland

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bowie

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 - 15.4 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 95.1 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 165.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 193.7 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 257 Miles


Passport Expediting in Bowie, Maryland

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

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

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 Bowie.

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 Bowie 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 Bowie?

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 Bowie, 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 Washington Passport Agency, it's not too far from Bowie and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Washington Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Bowie.

How much does a passport cost in Bowie?

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 Bowie?

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 Bowie.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Bowie Store - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
3300 Crain Hwy
Bowie MD 20716
301-805-8856
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - South Bowie in the Collington Plaza - (0.7 mi)
Collington Plaza At 301 And Excalibur Rd
3540 Crain Hwy
Bowie MD 20716
(301) 352-8095
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1454 - Bowie - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
1910 Crain Hwy, Pointer Ridge Plaza
Bowie MD 20716
(301) 249-6515
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bowie - (3.3 mi)
We Are Located In The Strip Center Towards The Front Of The Free State Shopping Center.
15480 Annapolis Rd
Bowie MD 20715
(301) 809-1146
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11500 - Bowie - (3.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Race Track & Annapolis
15990 Annapolis Rd
Bowie MD 20715
(301) 352-2340
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5875 - Bowie - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
6001 High Bridge Road
Bowie MD 20720
(301) 262-4956
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1505 - Upper Marlboro - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
28 Watkins Drive
Upper Marlboro MD 20774
(301) 249-4664
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1451 - Bowie - (4 mi)
Photo Center
6920 Laurel-bowie Road
Bowie MD 20715
(301) 262-8400
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Mitchellville - (4.1 mi)
Mitchellville Plaza At Route 214 And 193
12138 Central Ave
Mitchellville MD 20721
(301) 249-0045
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1456 - Upper Marlboro - (5.5 mi)
Photo Center
10692 Campus Way South, Kettering Shopping Center
Upper Marlboro MD 20772
(301) 336-2900
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99