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Hampstead, Maryland Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Hampstead

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


How to Get a Passport in Hampstead, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Hampstead

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 Hampstead 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 Hampstead 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 Hampstead, MD

USPS Hampstead Post Office
4005 Houck Ave
Hampstead MD, 21074

Looking for a passport office in Hampstead? 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 Hampstead.

USPS Hampstead Post Office
4005 Houck Ave
Hampstead, MD 21074
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Hampstead Maryland:
USPS Westminster Post Office - Westminster - 6.9 Miles
USPS Finksburg Post Office - Finksburg - 8 Miles
USPS Monkton Post Office - Monkton - 8.5 Miles
USPS Parkton Post Office - Parkton - 8.9 Miles
USPS Reisterstown Post Office - Reisterstown - 9.7 Miles
Shrewsbury Post Office - Shrewsbury - 11 Miles
USPS Cockeysville Post Office - Cockeysville - 12.4 Miles
Hanover Post Office - Hanover - 12.6 Miles
USPS Sykesville Post Office - Sykesville - 13.4 Miles
USPS LuthervilleTimonium Post Office - Lutherville Timonium - 13.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Hampstead

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

Manchester Maryland, Reisterstown Maryland, Sparks Maryland, Shrewsbury Pennsylvania, Phoenix Maryland, Owings Mills Maryland, Cockeysville Maryland, Hanover Pennsylvania, Littlestown Pennsylvania, Taneytown Maryland, Lutherville Maryland, Union Bridge Maryland, Pikesville Maryland, Sykesville Maryland, Hampton Maryland, Woodlawn Maryland, Carney Maryland, Mount Airy Maryland, Hampton Pennsylvania, Windsor Pennsylvania

Regional Passport Offices Close to Hampstead

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 - 44.4 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 80.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 146 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 173.8 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 216.4 Miles


Passport Expediting in Hampstead, Maryland

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

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

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 Hampstead.

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 Hampstead 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 Hampstead?

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 Hampstead, 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 Hampstead 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 Hampstead.

How much does a passport cost in Hampstead?

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 Hampstead?

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 Hampstead.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Hampstead Supercenter - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
2320 No. Hanover Pike
Hampstead MD 21074
410-374-0314
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4220 - Hampstead - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
2311 Hanover Pike
Hampstead MD 21074
(410) 239-3750
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Westminster Store - (6.9 mi)
Photo Center
280 Woodward Rd
Westminster MD 21157
410-857-3255
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1330 - Westminster - (7.1 mi)
Photo Center
400 Englar Road
Westminster MD 21157
(410) 857-9000
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Westminster - (7.2 mi)
Westminster Shopping Center With Food Lion And Joann Fabrics
9 Westminster Shopping Center
Westminster MD 21157
(410) 871-9750
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #19262 - Finksburg - (8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Gamber Road & Baltimore Rd
3000 Gamber Rd
Finksburg MD 21048
(410) 861-8100
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13457 - Westminster - (8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Sh 140 & Meadow Creek
500 Meadow Creek Dr
Westminster MD 21158
(410) 848-0513
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Hanover Supercenter - (10.1 mi)
Photo Center
1881 Baltimore Pike
Hanover PA 17331
717-630-9244
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #19129 - Reisterstown - (10.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of East Cherry Hill & Reisterstown Road
11917 Reisterstown Rd
Reisterstown MD 21136
(410) 833-0183
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hanover - (10.6 mi)
Grandview Plaza Shopping Center Behind Rutter's Gas Station
1418 Baltimore St
Hanover PA 17331
(717) 646-1118
Price: Cost varies by location