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Chelsea, Massachusetts Passport Office Information

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

Chelsea Post Office
320 Broadway
Chelsea MA, 2150

In Chelsea, Massachusetts there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Chelsea 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 1 passport office in Chelsea, there are (275) 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 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 Chelsea, Massachusetts and Expedited Passport service options for Chelsea.

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 Chelsea Massachusetts

Showing the single passport office in Chelsea:

Chelsea Post Office

320 Broadway
Chelsea, MA 02150


Other passport offices near Chelsea Massachusetts

Revere Financial Station - Revere - 1.1 Miles
Everett Post Office - Everett - 1.2 Miles
Charlestown Post Office - Charlestown - 1.9 Miles
JFK Station - Boston - 2.4 Miles
Malden Post Office - Malden - 2.6 Miles
Milk Street Post Office - Boston - 2.6 Miles
Winthrop Post Office - Winthrop - 2.6 Miles
Dorchester Center Post Office - Boston - 2.9 Miles
Somerville Post Office - Somerville - 2.9 Miles
Kendall Square Post Office - Cambridge - 3.1 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Chelsea

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 - 2.4 Miles
National Passport Center - 42 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 138.3 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 166.8 Miles
Vermont Passport Agency - 170 Miles

Chelsea, Massachusetts Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Chelsea

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 Chelsea 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 Chelsea 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 Chelsea

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

Chelsea Massachusetts, Revere Massachusetts, Everett Massachusetts, East Boston Massachusetts, Charlestown Massachusetts, Malden Massachusetts, Winthrop Massachusetts, Boston Massachusetts, Somerville Massachusetts, Cambridge Massachusetts, Medford Massachusetts, Melrose Massachusetts, Saugus Massachusetts, Allston Massachusetts, Roxbury Massachusetts, Nahant Massachusetts, Brookline Massachusetts, Arlington Massachusetts, Lynn Massachusetts, Winchester Massachusetts

Passport Expediting in Chelsea, Massachusetts

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

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Chelsea simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Chelsea 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 Chelsea?

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Chelsea, 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 is only one passport office in Chelsea.
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 Chelsea 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 Chelsea?

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 Chelsea, 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 Chelsea residents, there is a regional passport facility only 2.4 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 Chelsea as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Chelsea?

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 Chelsea?

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 Chelsea.

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

CVS #496 - Chelsea - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
324 Broadway Street
Chelsea MA 02150
(617) 889-1529
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #109 - Chelsea - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
1010 Revere Beach Parkway
Chelsea MA 02150
(617) 884-1095
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3759 - Chelsea - (0.7 mi)
Broadway & Eastern
1010 Broadway
Chelsea MA 02150
(617) 884-0917
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - East Boston - (1 mi)
1 Mile Outside The Airport, Between Bennington And Saratoga St
2 Neptune Rd
East Boston MA 02128
(617) 568-9215
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #17728 - Everett - (1.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Broadway & 2Nd St
405 Broadway
Everett MA 02149
(617) 387-0005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Everett - (1.3 mi)
Next To Mass General Hospital Everett Family Care Center
27 Norwood St
Everett MA 02149
(617) 389-4357
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #10824 - Revere - (1.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Broadway & Fernwood
430 Broadway
Revere MA 02151
(781) 289-3607
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1265 - East Boston - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
210 Border Street
East Boston MA 02128
(617) 567-5147
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3496 - Everett - (1.3 mi)
Ferry & Broadway
317 Ferry St
Everett MA 02149
(617) 389-2188
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5756 - East Boston - (1.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Meridian & Porter
1 Central Sq
East Boston MA 02128
(617) 569-5278
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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