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Ellicott City, Maryland Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Ellicott City

Residents of Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City, there are (210) 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 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 Ellicott City, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Ellicott City.

How to Get a Passport in Ellicott City, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Ellicott City

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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City, MD

USPS Ellicott City Post Office
3375 Ellicott Center Dr
Ellicott City MD, 21043

Looking for a passport office in Ellicott City? 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 is only a single passport office in Ellicott City.

USPS Ellicott City Post Office
3375 Ellicott Center Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Other passport offices near Ellicott City Maryland:

USPS Catonsville Finance Post Office - Catonsville - 2.9 Miles
USPS Windsor Mill Post Office - Milford Mill - 4.4 Miles
East Columbia Branch Library - Columbia - 4.7 Miles
USPS Elkridge Post Office - Elkridge - 4.8 Miles
USPS Columbia Main Post Office - Columbia - 4.8 Miles
USPS Halethorpe Post Office - Arbutus - 5.1 Miles
USPS Carroll Station Post Office - Baltimore - 5.5 Miles
USPS Simpsonville Post Office - Columbia - 5.7 Miles
USPS Gwynn Oak Branch - Lochearn - 6 Miles
USPS Walbrook Post Office - Baltimore - 6.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Ellicott City

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

Columbia Maryland, Catonsville Maryland, Arbutus Maryland, Elkridge Maryland, Woodlawn Maryland, Hanover Maryland, Jessup Maryland, Savage Maryland, Linthicum Maryland, Pikesville Maryland, North Laurel Maryland, Severn Maryland, Fort Meade Maryland, Owings Mills Maryland, Laurel Maryland, Glen Burnie Maryland, Sykesville Maryland, Burtonsville Maryland, Lutherville Maryland, Reisterstown Maryland

Regional Passport Offices Close to Ellicott City

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 - 24.6 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 86.9 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 155.6 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 184 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 237.1 Miles

Passport Expediting in Ellicott City, Maryland

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Ellicott City?

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 Ellicott City.

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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City?

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 Ellicott City, 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 Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City.

How much does a passport cost in Ellicott City?

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 Ellicott City?

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 Ellicott City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Ellicott City Supercenter - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
3200 North Ridge Rd
Ellicott City MD 21043
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Normandy Shopping Center - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
8480 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City MD 21043
(410) 461-8523
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Columbia - (2.2 mi)
Behind Royal Farms On Route 108
8775 Centre Park Dr
Columbia MD 21045
(410) 997-9565
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12790 - Catonsville - (2.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Geipe & Rte 40
6323 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville MD 21228
(410) 744-0306
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Catonsville - (2.4 mi)
Located On Rte 40 West In The Westpark Shopping Center
6400 Baltimore National Pike
Baltimore MD 21228
(410) 744-9406
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Catonsville Store - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
6205 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville MD 21228
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4602 - Baltimore - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
900 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore MD 21228
(410) 719-6688
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15553 - Ellicott City - (3.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Centennial & Rt. 40
10097 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City MD 21042
(443) 973-3339
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11949 - Columbia - (3.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Thunder Hill & S.H. 175
5585 Twin Knolls Rd
Columbia MD 21045
(410) 730-2789
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Elkridge - (3.1 mi)
Next To Fitness 19
6030 Marshalee Dr
Elkridge MD 21075
(410) 796-3958
Price: Cost varies by location