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Chester, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Chester Main Post Office
400 Edgmont Ave
Chester PA, 19013

In Chester, Pennsylvania 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 Chester 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 Chester, there are (325) 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 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 Chester, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Chester.

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 Chester Pennsylvania

Showing the single passport office in Chester:

Chester Main Post Office

400 Edgmont Ave
Chester, PA 19013


Other passport offices near Chester Pennsylvania

Ridley Park Post Office - Ridley Park - 3 Miles
Swarthmore Post Office - Swarthmore - 3.5 Miles
Delaware County Courthouse - Media - 4.5 Miles
Clifton Heights Post Office - Clifton Heights - 6.1 Miles
Drexel Hill MPO - Drexel Hill - 6.9 Miles
Lansdowne Post Office - Lansdowne - 7.5 Miles
Paschall Station Post Office - Philadelphia - 7.7 Miles
Broomall Post Office - Broomall - 8.1 Miles
Talleyville Postal Store - Wilmington - 8.4 Miles
Upper Darby Post Office - Upper Darby - 8.5 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Chester

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 - 12.2 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 81.9 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 96.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 110.6 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 241 Miles

Chester, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Chester

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 Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester

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

Upland Pennsylvania, Chester Pennsylvania, Rose Valley Pennsylvania, Swarthmore Pennsylvania, Claymont Delaware, Tinicum Township Pennsylvania, Folcroft Pennsylvania, Springfield Pennsylvania, Lima Pennsylvania, Chester Heights Pennsylvania, Springfield Pennsylvania, Arden Delaware, Paulsboro New Jersey, Swedesboro New Jersey, Darby Pennsylvania, Lansdowne Pennsylvania, Penns Grove New Jersey, National Park New Jersey, Woodbury Heights New Jersey, Ardmore Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Chester, Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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 Chester, 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 Chester residents, there is a regional passport facility only 12.2 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Philadelphia 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 Chester as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Chester?

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 Chester?

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 Chester.

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

CVS #903 - Brookhaven - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
3298 Edgemont Avenue
Brookhaven PA 19015
(610) 876-5100
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3663 - Brookhaven - (1.7 mi)
Edgemont Avenue & Brookhaven Road
4098 Edgmont Ave
Brookhaven PA 19015
(610) 876-8815
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Eddystone Store - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1570 Chester Pike
Eddystone PA 19022
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #2785 - Woodlyn - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
1306 West Mcdade Boulevard
Woodlyn PA 19094
(610) 521-7011
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Aston - (2.6 mi)
Valley View Shopping Center
4920 Pennell Rd
Aston PA 19014
(484) 816-0252
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #743 - Swarthmore - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
755 South Chester Road
Swarthmore PA 19081
(610) 328-9160
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #828 - Aston Township - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
5020 Pennel Road
Aston Township PA 19014
(610) 497-2225
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4487 - Aston - (2.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Pennell & Concord
3620 Concord Rd
Aston PA 19014
(610) 485-8102
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2000 - Upper Chichester - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
3601 Chichester Road
Upper Chichester PA 19061
(610) 497-2194
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #766 - Ridley - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
410 East Chester Pike
Ridley PA 19078
(610) 532-2400
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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