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Dover, Delaware Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Dover

Residents of Dover in Kent County, Delaware have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Dover 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 1 passport office here in Dover, there are (16) other passport offices in Delaware 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 the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Dover, Delaware and Expedited Passport service options for Dover.


How to Get a Passport in Dover, Delaware

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Dover

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 Dover or any other city in Delaware 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 Dover 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 Office in Dover, DE

Dover Main Post Office
55 The Plaza
Dover DE, 19901

Looking for a passport office in Dover? There are hundreds of such offices in Delaware. 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 is only a single passport office in Dover.

Dover Main Post Office
55 The Plaza
Dover, DE 19901
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Dover Delaware:
Smyrna Post Office - Smyrna - 9.2 Miles
Felton Post Office - Felton - 9.4 Miles
USPS Marydel Post Office - Marydel - 11.1 Miles
Milford Main Post Office - Milford - 15.6 Miles
USPS Sudlersville Post Office - Sudlersville - 15.8 Miles
USPS Barclay Post Office - Barclay - 16.1 Miles
USPS Massey Post Office - Massey - 16.7 Miles
USPS Greensboro Main Post Office - Greensboro - 17.5 Miles
Middletown Post Office - Middletown - 19.3 Miles
USPS Warwick Post Office - Warwick - 19.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Dover

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

Dover Delaware, Camden Delaware, Wyoming Delaware, Little Creek Delaware, Cheswold Delaware, Leipsic Delaware, Magnolia Delaware, Kenton Delaware, Bowers Beach Delaware, Smyrna Delaware, Clayton Delaware, Frederica Delaware, Felton Delaware, Henderson Maryland, Harrington Delaware, Houston Delaware, Milford Delaware, Townsend Delaware, Greensboro Maryland, Farmington Delaware

Regional Passport Offices Close to Dover

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.

Philadelphia Passport Agency - 50.3 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 72.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 116.9 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 145.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 270.1 Miles


Passport Expediting in Dover, Delaware

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

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

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 is only one passport office in Dover.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Dover 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 Dover?

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 Dover, 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 Philadelphia Passport Agency, it's not too far from Dover 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 Philadelphia Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Dover.

How much does a passport cost in Dover?

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 Dover?

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 Dover.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #1911 - Dover - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
11 North Dupont Highway
Dover DE 19901
(302) 672-7010
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11036 - Dover - (0.6 mi)
The Centre At Dover Next To Metro Market
261 N Dupont Hwy
Dover DE 19901
(302) 730-5280
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9687 - Dover - (1.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Saulsbury & Forrest
1001 Forrest Ave
Dover DE 19904
(302) 678-9820
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2069 - Dover - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
988 Forrest Street
Dover DE 19904
(302) 744-9222
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11061 - Dover - (1.2 mi)
Northwest Corner Of South State & Roosevelt
1215 S State St
Dover DE 19901
(302) 730-1170
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Dover - (1.6 mi)
Green Tree Village Shpng Cntr Near Redners And Aaa Car Center
73 Greentree Dr
Dover DE 19904
(302) 346-1010
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #15632 - Camden - (3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Old North & Us 13
2480 S Dupont Hwy
Camden DE 19934
(302) 698-1265
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Camden Supercenter - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
263 Walmart Dr
Camden DE 19934
302-698-9167
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Dover Supercenter - (4 mi)
Photo Center
36 Jerome Drive
Dover DE 19901
302-674-5761
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11063 - Magnolia - (5.1 mi)
Linkside Park Center
52 W Birdie Ln
Magnolia DE 19962
(302) 697-7435
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99