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Cambridge, Massachusetts Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Cambridge, MA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Kendall Square Post Office
250 Main St
Cambridge MA, 2142

Harvard Square Post Office
125 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge MA, 2138

Central Square Post Office
770 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 2139

In Cambridge, Massachusetts there are (3) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Cambridge passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 3 passport offices in Cambridge, there are (271) other passport offices in Massachusetts 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 Cambridge, Massachusetts and Expedited Passport service options for Cambridge.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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.


Passport Offices in Cambridge Massachusetts

Showing 3 passport offices in Cambridge:

Kendall Square Post Office

250 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02142

Harvard Square Post Office

125 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Central Square Post Office

770 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

 

Other passport offices near Cambridge Massachusetts

Kenmore Post Office - Boston - 0.9 Miles
Somerville Post Office - Somerville - 1.1 Miles
Prudential Post Office - Boston - 1.3 Miles
Astor Station Post Office - Boston - 1.3 Miles
Allston Post Office - Allston - 1.4 Miles
Back Bay Annex Post Office - Boston - 1.6 Miles
JFK Station - Boston - 1.8 Miles
Charlestown Post Office - Charlestown - 1.8 Miles
Dorchester Center Post Office - Boston - 1.9 Miles
Milk Street Post Office - Boston - 2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Cambridge

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.

Boston Passport Agency - 1.8 Miles
National Passport Center - 44.8 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 134.5 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 163.1 Miles
Vermont Passport Agency - 170.1 Miles



Cambridge, Massachusetts Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Cambridge

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 Cambridge or any other city in Massachusetts 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 Cambridge are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.


Passport Service for Cities Near Cambridge

Residents of the following cities that are close to Cambridge can consider using the passport office services in Cambridge for their passport application sealing needs.

Cambridge Massachusetts, Allston Massachusetts, Somerville Massachusetts, Boston Massachusetts, Charlestown Massachusetts, Brookline Massachusetts, Roxbury Massachusetts, East Boston Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain Massachusetts, Medford Massachusetts, Everett Massachusetts, Watertown Massachusetts, Chelsea Massachusetts, Belmont Massachusetts, Arlington Massachusetts, Malden Massachusetts, Dorchester Massachusetts, Revere Massachusetts, Newton Massachusetts, Winthrop Massachusetts

Passport Expediting in Cambridge, Massachusetts

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Cambridge. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Cambridge, Massachusetts

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Cambridge simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Cambridge contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Cambridge, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the Boston Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 3 passport offices in Cambridge.
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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge?

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 Cambridge, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Cambridge residents, there is a regional passport facility only 1.8 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Boston Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Cambridge as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Cambridge?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 Cambridge?

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 Cambridge.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

CVS #1002 - Cambridge - (0.1 mi)
Photo Center
624 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139
(617) 876-7868
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6767 - Cambridge - (0.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Prospect/ Western & Massachusetts
625 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139
(617) 491-8157
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19487 - Cambridge - (0.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of River Street & Putnam Avenue
330 River St
Cambridge MA 02139
(617) 492-9030
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Cambridge - (0.5 mi)
Across from the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Bay Street.
955 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139
(617) 868-5055
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2945 - Somerville - (0.7 mi)
Beacon & Concord
16 Beacon St
Somerville MA 02143
(617) 497-5763
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #480 - Boston - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
730 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
(617) 731-4556
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #240 - Cambridge - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
6 Jfk
Cambridge MA 02138
(617) 354-4420
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7530 - Boston - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
1249 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02215
(617) 262-1354
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1876 - Boston - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
900 Commonwealth Avenue, Corner Of Saint Paul Street
Boston MA 02215
(617) 232-2100
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Commonwealth Ave - (1.2 mi)
West Of Boston University At Packard's Corner
1089 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02215
(617) 254-7173
Price: Cost varies by location



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