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La Plata, Maryland Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for La Plata

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

How to Get a Passport in La Plata, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in La Plata

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 La Plata 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 La Plata 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 La Plata, MD

USPS Laplata Post Office
100 Centennial St
La Plata MD, 20646

Looking for a passport office in La Plata? 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 La Plata.

USPS Laplata Post Office
100 Centennial St
La Plata, MD 20646

Additional passport offices that are located near La Plata Maryland:
USPS Pomfret Main Office - Pomfret - 4.3 Miles
USPS Waldorf Post Office - Waldorf - 7.4 Miles
USPS Bryantown Main Post Office - Bryantown - 7.5 Miles
USPS Bryans Road - Bryans Road - 7.5 Miles
USPS Newburg Post Office - Newburg - 8.6 Miles
USPS Accokeek Post Office - Accokeek - 9.1 Miles
USPS Indian Head Post Office - Indian Head - 9.4 Miles
USPS Hughesville Post Office - Hughesville - 10.6 Miles
Dahlgren Post Office - Dahlgren - 11.4 Miles
USPS Fort Washington Post Office - Fort Washington - 12.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near La Plata

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

Waldorf Maryland, Indian Head Maryland, Dahlgren Virginia, Fort Washington Maryland, Mount Vernon Virginia, Fort Belvoir Virginia, Quantico Virginia, Woodbridge Virginia, Lorton Virginia, Clinton Maryland, Dumfries Virginia, Colonial Beach Virginia, Occoquan Virginia, Dale City Virginia, Huntington Virginia, Franconia Virginia, Camp Springs Maryland, Andrews AFB Maryland, Springfield Virginia, Suitland Maryland

Regional Passport Offices Close to La Plata

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 - 23 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 121.7 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 191.6 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 220.2 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 275.8 Miles

Passport Expediting in La Plata, Maryland

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in La Plata?

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 La Plata.

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 La Plata 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 La Plata?

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 La Plata, 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 La Plata 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 La Plata.

How much does a passport cost in La Plata?

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 La Plata?

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 La Plata.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10063 - La Plata - (1.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of U.S. 301 & Hawthorne
6300 Crain Hwy
La Plata MD 20646
(301) 392-6116
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1488 - La Plata - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
6260 Crain Highway, Corner Of Routes 225 And 301
La Plata MD 20646
(301) 934-9564
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Plata - (1.7 mi)
In La Plata Plaza Near Safeway
34 Shining Willow Way
La Plata MD 20646
(301) 934-0630
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart La Plata Store - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
40 Drury Dr
La Plata MD 20646
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1796 - White Plains - (5.5 mi)
Photo Center
4200 Altamont Place
White Plains MD 20695
(301) 645-2774
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Waldorf - (6.6 mi)
St. Charles Towne Plaza Near Hibachi Buffet
1282 Smallwood Dr W
Waldorf MD 20603
(301) 645-5966
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #9032 - Waldorf - (6.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of St Ignatius Dr & St Charles Pkwy
25 High St
Waldorf MD 20602
(301) 932-9826
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1471 - Waldorf - (6.9 mi)
Photo Center
129 Saint Charles Parkway, Smallwood Village Center, Smallwood Village Center
Waldorf MD 20602
(301) 645-8950
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9632 - Waldorf - (7.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Western & Plaza
2970 Shasho Pl
Waldorf MD 20603
(301) 645-3095
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1838 - Bryans Road - (7.5 mi)
Photo Center
7035 Indian Head Highway
Bryans Road MD 20616
(301) 375-7450
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99