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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Lehigh Valley Retail Unit
17 S Commerce Way
Bethlehem PA, 18017

Bethlehem Main Post Office
535 Wood St
Bethlehem PA, 18016

In Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Bethlehem.

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 Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Bethlehem:

Lehigh Valley Retail Unit

17 S Commerce Way
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Bethlehem Main Post Office

535 Wood St
Bethlehem, PA 18016

Other passport offices near Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Allentown -Airport Rd Station Post Office - Allentown - 3.2 Miles
Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records - Allentown - 4.6 Miles
Catasauqua Post Office - Catasauqua - 5 Miles
Whitehall Post Office - Whitehall - 5.3 Miles
Center Valley Post Office - Center Valley - 5.6 Miles
Easton Post Office-Palmer Branch - Easton - 5.9 Miles
Nazareth Post Office - Nazareth - 7.5 Miles
Northampton County Prothonotary's Office - Easton - 7.9 Miles
Easton Main Post Office - Easton - 8.4 Miles
Phillipsburg Post Office - Phillipsburg - 9.3 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bethlehem

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 - 41.9 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 62.4 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 87.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 129.2 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 207.3 Miles

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bethlehem

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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem

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

Bethlehem Pennsylvania, Fullerton Pennsylvania, Whitehall Township Pennsylvania, Northampton Pennsylvania, Wilson Pennsylvania, Coopersburg Pennsylvania, Durham Pennsylvania, Nazareth Pennsylvania, Emmaus Pennsylvania, Alpha New Jersey, Macungie Pennsylvania, Quakertown Pennsylvania, Milford New Jersey, Bloomsbury New Jersey, Slatington Pennsylvania, Pennsburg Pennsylvania, Palmerton Pennsylvania, Frenchtown New Jersey, Maxatawny Pennsylvania, Bangor Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Bethlehem.
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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem?

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 Bethlehem, 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 Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem.

How much does a passport cost in Bethlehem?

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 Bethlehem?

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 Bethlehem.

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

CVS #1908 - Bethlehem - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
327 Woodlawn Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18018
(610) 691-4460
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2459 - Bethlehem - (1 mi)
Photo Center
305 West Fourth Street
Bethlehem PA 18015
(610) 691-4085
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #820 - Bethlehem - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
1457 8th Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18018
(610) 861-0152
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4852 - Bethlehem - (1.6 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Jacksonville & Schoene
2240 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem PA 18017
(610) 861-7494
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1311 - Bethlehem - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
2651 Easton Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18017
(610) 865-3671
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3495 - Bethlehem - (1.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Linden & Macada
2979 Linden St
Bethlehem PA 18017
(610) 807-9045
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2115 - Hellertown - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
1332 Main Street
Hellertown PA 18055
(610) 838-5611
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1036 - Bethlehem - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
2434 Catasaqua Road, Shoppers Village
Bethlehem PA 18018
(610) 868-5122
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Valley Plaza Shopping Center - (2.8 mi)
Conveniently Located Off Rt 22 At Airport & Catasauqua Roads
1874 Catasauqua Rd
Allentown PA 18109
(610) 266-1908
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3255 - Allentown - (2.9 mi)
Hanover Avenue & Maxwell Street
1319 Hanover Ave
Allentown PA 18109
(610) 776-5214
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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