Jamaica, New York Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Jamaica, NY: Passport Offices & Application Process

Rochdale Village Finance Station
165-50 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica NY, 11434

North Richmond Hill Post Office
145-01 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica NY, 11435

Jamaica Post Office
88-40 164th St
Jamaica NY, 11432

Briarwood Post Office
138-69 Queens Blvd
Jamaica NY, 11435

Archer Avenue Post Office
147-21 Archer Ave
Jamaica NY, 11435

In Jamaica, New York there are (5) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Jamaica 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 5 passport offices in Jamaica, there are (792) other passport offices in New York 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 Jamaica, New York and Expedited Passport service options for Jamaica.

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 Jamaica New York

Showing 5 passport offices in Jamaica:

Rochdale Village Finance Station

165-50 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434

North Richmond Hill Post Office

145-01 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435

Jamaica Post Office

88-40 164th St
Jamaica, NY 11432

Briarwood Post Office

138-69 Queens Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435

Archer Avenue Post Office

147-21 Archer Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435

 

Other passport offices near Jamaica New York

Queens County Clerk - New York - 0.2 Miles
South Richmond Hill Post Office - South Richmond Hill - 1 Miles
Kew Gardens Station Post Office - New York - 1 Miles
South Ozone Park Station Post Office - New York - 1.5 Miles
Forest Hills Post Office, Passport Section - Forest Hills - 2.1 Miles
Hollis Post Office - Hollis - 2.3 Miles
Woodhaven Post Office - Woodhaven - 2.4 Miles
JFK Airport Station Post Office - New York - 2.8 Miles
Springfield Gardens Post Office - Springfield Gardens - 3 Miles
Howard Beach Post Office - Howard Beach - 3 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Jamaica

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.

New York Passport Agency - 9.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 24.1 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 75.9 Miles
Boston Passport Agency - 158.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 184.2 Miles



Jamaica, New York Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Jamaica

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 Jamaica or any other city in New York 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 Jamaica 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 Jamaica

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

Jamaica New York, Ozone Park New York, Woodhaven New York, Rego Park New York, Flushing New York, Bayside New York, Elmont New York, Jackson Heights New York, Bushwick New York, Floral Park New York, Valley Stream New York, New Hyde Park New York, Lake Success New York, Cedarhurst New York, Franklin Square New York, Far Rockaway New York, Lawrence New York, Lynbrook New York, Astoria New York, Great Neck New York

Passport Expediting in Jamaica, New York

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Jamaica. 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 Jamaica, New York

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Jamaica, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the New York 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 5 passport offices in Jamaica.
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 Jamaica 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 Jamaica?

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 Jamaica, 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 Jamaica residents, there is a regional passport facility only 9.1 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the New York 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 Jamaica as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Jamaica?

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 Jamaica?

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 Jamaica.

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

UPS Store - Jamaica Center - (0.4 mi)
Corner Of 153 St & Jamaica Ave
153-01 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 658-7000
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12490 - Richmond Hill - (0.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Metropolitan & Jamaica
13250 Metropolitan Ave
Richmond Hill NY 11418
(718) 297-3745
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4564 - Jamaica - (0.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Parsons & Jamaica
15934 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 658-7998
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Queens Blvd - (0.6 mi)
Across From Key Food & Next To Flagship Diner
138-44 Queens Blvd
Briarwood NY 11435
(718) 261-4856
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2062 - Kew Gardens - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
85-29 126th Street, Corner Of Hillside Avenue
Kew Gardens NY 11415
(718) 850-5811
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Richmond Hill - (1 mi)
Photo Center
119-01 Jamaica Ave
Richmond Hill NY 11418
(917) 300-7350
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2718 - Jamaica - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
170-25 Hillside Avenue
Jamaica NY 11432
(718) 291-7373
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11112 - Jamaica - (1.2 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 175Th Street & Hillside
17506 Hillside Ave
Jamaica NY 11432
(347) 566-6349
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #499 - Forest Hills - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
118-10 Queens Boulevard, Corner Of 78th Avenue
Forest Hills NY 11375
(718) 520-4530
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3621 - Saint Albans - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
170-05 Linden Boulevard
Saint Albans NY 11434
(718) 262-9533
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99



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