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Passport Offices in Illinois

Looking to get a passport in Illinois, there are 399 local passport acceptance agent offices. Even though you cannot receive a passport onsite at the acceptance agents you will still be able to get your documents sealed and submitted (4-6 weeks for expedited processing and up to 12 weeks for standard processing).

For most Illinois residents, the Chicago Passport Agency will be the closest regional passport office. Advance appointments are required so please view the link for how to make your appointment. For those doing a renewal, you can always just send your documents by mail to the Department of State. For those needing expedited passport service and don't want to drive or make an appointment, please visit expedited passports for the best service.

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Illinois Cities with Passport Offices

399 passport acceptance offices in 296 Illinois cities: these offices served an average of 1,475 Illinois residents each in 2013. Just click on a Illinois city and you can view all the passport offices in that city. At these local passport acceptance agents you can: apply for a passport, have your documents sealed, apply for a child passport, apply for passport renewal, or get help replacing a lost passport. The fastest you will be able to receive a passport at ANY of these local offices is 4-6 weeks.


Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Illinois

How do I get a passport in Illinois?

Depending on what type of passport application you are doing, you will start filling out a passport application. You should fill it out online and print it.

  • If you are renewing your passport, you can just mail in your printed application.
  • For a new application or replacement passport application, you will need to visit a local passport office in Illinois, there are 399 acceptance agent passport offices spread out throughout the entire state. You will bring your application, supporting documents, and passport photos to an acceptance agent to seal your documents.

How quickly can you get a passport in Illinois?

Standard processing is currently 10-12 weeks, expedited service is 4-6 weeks. You can visit a regional passport office if you have proof of travel within 72 hours. It is currently not possible to get a passport faster through an expediting company.

How do I find a passport office in Illinois?

You can find the closest passport offices near you using our passport office locator or by selecting a city (from the list above) in Illinois near you.

How many passport offices are there in Illinois?

There are a total of 399 US passport Acceptance Agents located within Illinois. Any of the these local passport offices are able to seal your documents and witness your signature on the application.


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