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Passport Guide for Essex

Residents of Essex in Baltimore County, Maryland have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Essex 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 Essex, 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 Essex, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Essex.


How to Get a Passport in Essex, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Essex

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 Essex 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 Essex 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 Essex, MD

USPS Essex Post Office
444 Maryland Ave
Essex MD, 21221

Looking for a passport office in Essex? 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 Essex.

USPS Essex Post Office
444 Maryland Ave
Essex, MD 21221
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Essex Maryland:
USPS Middle River Branch Post Office - Middle River - 2.3 Miles
USPS Rosedale Post Office - Rosedale - 3.4 Miles
USPS Dundalk Post Office - Dundalk - 4.5 Miles
USPS Highlandtown Post Office - Baltimore - 4.8 Miles
USPS Nottingham Branch - Nottingham - 5 Miles
USPS White Marsh Post Office - White Marsh - 5.3 Miles
USPS Raspeburg Station - Baltimore - 5.6 Miles
USPS Clifton East End Post Office - Baltimore - 5.6 Miles
USPS Hamilton Post Office - Baltimore - 6.7 Miles
USPS Parkville Branch Post Office - Parkville - 6.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Essex

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

Essex Maryland, Dundalk Maryland, Carney Maryland, Hampton Maryland, Joppatowne Maryland, Linthicum Maryland, Lutherville Maryland, Glen Burnie Maryland, Arbutus Maryland, Pasadena Maryland, Woodlawn Maryland, Catonsville Maryland, Elkridge Maryland, Pikesville Maryland, Riverside Maryland, Hanover Maryland, Cockeysville Maryland, Cape Saint Claire Maryland, Arden on the Severn Maryland, Severn Maryland

Regional Passport Offices Close to Essex

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 - 36.9 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 71.5 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 141 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 169.6 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 242 Miles


Passport Expediting in Essex, Maryland

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

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

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 Essex.

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 Essex 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 Essex?

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 Essex, 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 Essex 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 Essex.

How much does a passport cost in Essex?

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 Essex?

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 Essex.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #19115 - Baltimore - (0.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Back River Neck Road & French's Road
140 Back River Neck Rd
Baltimore MD 21221
(410) 238-0511
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2446 - Essex - (1.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Marlyn Ave & Eastern Blvd
6 S Marlyn Ave
Essex MD 21221
(410) 918-0790
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2865 - Baltimore - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
500 Eastern Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21221
(410) 238-2607
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5686 - Baltimore - (2.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Compass Rd & Martin Blvd (S R 700)
401 Compass Rd E
Baltimore MD 21220
(410) 780-4770
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2455 - Baltimore - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
2 Compass Road
Baltimore MD 21220
(410) 238-3522
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Dundalk Store - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
2399 North Point Blvd
Dundalk MD 21222
410-284-1934
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Baltimore Store - (3 mi)
Photo Center
112 Carroll Island Rd
Baltimore MD 21220
410-335-8958
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #19149 - Baltimore - (3.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Carroll Island Road & Eastern Ave
6 Carroll Island Rd
Baltimore MD 21220
(410) 335-2323
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4429 - Baltimore - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
7845 Wise Avenue
Baltimore MD 21222
(410) 285-1401
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Baltimore Supercenter - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
6420 Petrie Way Rd
Baltimore MD 21237
410-687-0289
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44