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Gaithersburg, Maryland Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Gaithersburg

Residents of Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, Maryland have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Gaithersburg 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 3 passport offices here in Gaithersburg, there are (206) 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 Gaithersburg, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Gaithersburg.


How to Get a Passport in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Gaithersburg

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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg, MD

USPS Gaithersburg Post Office
21 S Summit Ave
Gaithersburg MD, 20877

USPS Diamond Farms Post Office
23 Firstfield Rd
Gaithersburg MD, 20878

City of Gaithersburg
31 S Summit Ave
Gaithersburg MD, 20877

Looking for a passport office in Gaithersburg? 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 3 passport offices in Gaithersburg.

USPS Gaithersburg Post Office
21 S Summit Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
USPS Diamond Farms Post Office
23 Firstfield Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
City of Gaithersburg
31 S Summit Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
 

Other passport offices near Gaithersburg Maryland:

USPS Washington Grove Post Office - Washington Grove - 0.3 Miles
USPS Derwood Post office - Rockville - 2 Miles
USPS Montgomery Village Post Office - Montgomery Village - 2.1 Miles
USPS Rockville Main Office - Rockville - 3.2 Miles
Rockville Circuit Court Clerk - Rockville - 3.6 Miles
USPS Germantown Post office - Germantown - 4.4 Miles
USPS TwinBrook Station - Rockville - 5 Miles
USPS Rockville Pike Finance - Rockville - 5.6 Miles
USPS Aspen Hill Post Office - Silver Spring - 6 Miles
USPS Clarksburg Post Office - Clarksburg - 6.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Gaithersburg

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

Gaithersburg Maryland, Germantown Maryland, Olney Maryland, North Bethesda Maryland, Brookeville Maryland, Potomac Maryland, Kensington Maryland, Wheaton Maryland, Great Falls Virginia, Chevy Chase Maryland, Bethesda Maryland, Glen Echo Maryland, Poolesville Maryland, Somerset Maryland, Langley Virginia, Silver Spring Maryland, Burtonsville Maryland, McLean Virginia, Dulles Town Center Virginia, Reston Virginia

Regional Passport Offices Close to Gaithersburg

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 - 15.9 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 106.3 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 174.6 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 203 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 237.6 Miles


Passport Expediting in Gaithersburg, Maryland

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

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

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 3 passport offices in Gaithersburg.

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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg?

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 Gaithersburg, 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg.

How much does a passport cost in Gaithersburg?

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 Gaithersburg?

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 Gaithersburg.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #1490 - Gaithersburg - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
546 North Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg MD 20877
(301) 948-3250
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #10398 - Rockville - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
20 Upper Rock Circle
Rockville MD 20850
(301) 963-8932
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Gaithersburg - (1.6 mi)
At Firstfield Sc Next To Diamond Sq. Center On Quince Rd Betw. Firstfield Rd & Clopper Rd.
509 Quince Orchard Rd
Gaithersburg MD 20878
(301) 519-8550
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #213 - Gaithersburg - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
880 Russell Ave
Gaithersburg MD 20879
(301) 417-1500
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Gaithersburg - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
325 Ellington Blvd
Gaithersburg MD 20878
(301) 963-1880
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Derwood - (2 mi)
Photo Center
7238 Muncaster Mill Rd
Derwood MD 20855
(240) 246-7400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1504 - Derwood - (2 mi)
Photo Center
17651 Redland Rd.
Derwood MD 20855
(301) 330-9333
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1501 - Gaithersburg - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
19100 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg MD 20886
(301) 948-6886
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1513 - Rockville - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
9920 Key West Avenue
Rockville MD 20850
(301) 251-0024
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1521 - Gaithersburg - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
9140 Rothbury Drive
Gaithersburg MD 20879
(301) 977-2041
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99