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Allentown, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Allentown, PA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Allentown -Airport Rd Station Post Office
1000 Postal Rd
Allentown PA, 18109

Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records
455 W Hamilton St
Allentown PA, 18101

In Allentown, Pennsylvania there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Allentown 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 2 passport offices in Allentown, there are (323) other passport offices in Pennsylvania 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 Allentown, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Allentown.

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 Allentown Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Allentown:

Allentown -Airport Rd Station Post Office

1000 Postal Rd
Allentown, PA 18109

Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records

455 W Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18101

Other passport offices near Allentown Pennsylvania

Whitehall Post Office - Whitehall - 2.6 Miles
Catasauqua Post Office - Catasauqua - 3.1 Miles
Bethlehem Main Post Office - Bethlehem - 5.1 Miles
Center Valley Post Office - Center Valley - 5.4 Miles
Lehigh Valley Retail Unit - Bethlehem - 6.3 Miles
Macungie Post Office - Macungie - 6.4 Miles
Upper Bucks County Government Services Center - Quakertown - 10.6 Miles
Easton Post Office-Palmer Branch - Easton - 10.7 Miles
Quakertown Post Office - Quakertown - 10.7 Miles
Slatington Post Office - Slatington - 11 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Allentown

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.

Philadelphia Passport Agency - 42 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 67.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 92 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 125.3 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 204.8 Miles

Allentown, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Allentown

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 Allentown or any other city in Pennsylvania 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 Allentown 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 Allentown

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

Fullerton Pennsylvania, Emmaus Pennsylvania, Whitehall Township Pennsylvania, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Northampton Pennsylvania, Macungie Pennsylvania, Coopersburg Pennsylvania, Maxatawny Pennsylvania, Slatington Pennsylvania, Nazareth Pennsylvania, Quakertown Pennsylvania, Durham Pennsylvania, Wilson Pennsylvania, Pennsburg Pennsylvania, Palmerton Pennsylvania, Kutztown Pennsylvania, Alpha New Jersey, Milford New Jersey, Lehighton Pennsylvania, Boyertown Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Allentown, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Allentown.
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 Allentown 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 Allentown?

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 Allentown, 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 Philadelphia Passport Agency, it's not too far from Allentown 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 Philadelphia Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Allentown.

How much does a passport cost in Allentown?

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 Allentown?

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 Allentown.

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

CVS #974 - Allentown - (1 mi)
Photo Center
1601 West Liberty Street
Allentown PA 18102
(610) 820-9737
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5715 - Allentown - (1.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of 17Th & Tilghman
1702 W Tilghman St
Allentown PA 18104
(610) 435-3605
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3241 - Allentown - (1.5 mi)
South 5Th Street & South 4Th Street
1855 S 5Th St
Allentown PA 18103
(610) 791-7796
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1304 - Allentown - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
1802 Lehigh Street
Allentown PA 18102
(610) 797-1018
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #858 - Allentown - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
315 West Emmaus Ave
Allentown PA 18103
(610) 791-4404
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Whitehall - (1.8 mi)
Across From Lehigh Valley Mall On Macarthur Road (Rt 145)
1710 Macarthur Rd
Whitehall PA 18052
(610) 433-8790
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2020 - Allentown - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
728 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
(610) 432-6303
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3255 - Allentown - (2 mi)
Hanover Avenue & Maxwell Street
1319 Hanover Ave
Allentown PA 18109
(610) 776-5214
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #11084 - Whitehall - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
1225 Third Street
Whitehall PA 18052
(484) 488-0001
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #461 - Allentown - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
3010 Tilghman Street
Allentown PA 18104
(610) 776-6551
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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