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Reading, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Gus Yatron Post Office (Berks County)
2100 N 13th St
Reading PA, 19604

Berks County Prothonotary's Office
633 Court St
Reading PA, 19601

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

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 Reading Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Reading:

Gus Yatron Post Office (Berks County)

2100 N 13th St
Reading, PA 19604

Berks County Prothonotary's Office

633 Court St
Reading, PA 19601

Other passport offices near Reading Pennsylvania

Sinking Spring Public Library - Sinking Spring - 3.9 Miles
Adamstown Area Library - Adamstown - 8.6 Miles
Birdsboro Post Office - Birdsboro - 8.7 Miles
Hamburg Post Office - Hamburg - 11.5 Miles
Louisa Gonser Community Library - Kutztown - 12.3 Miles
Kutztown Post Office - Kutztown - 12.6 Miles
Boyertown Community Library - Boyertown - 14.8 Miles
Boyertown Post Office - Boyertown - 14.8 Miles
Ephrata Public Library - Ephrata - 15.9 Miles
Pottstown Regional Public Library - Pottstown - 16.1 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Reading

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 - 44.9 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 91.5 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 101.4 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 117.5 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 200 Miles

Reading, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Reading

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 Reading 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 Reading 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 Reading

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

Wyomissing Pennsylvania, Birdsboro Pennsylvania, Hamburg Pennsylvania, Denver Pennsylvania, Kutztown Pennsylvania, Richland Pennsylvania, Boyertown Pennsylvania, Ephrata Pennsylvania, Albany Pennsylvania, Pottstown Pennsylvania, Myerstown Pennsylvania, Maxatawny Pennsylvania, Akron Pennsylvania, Macungie Pennsylvania, Pennsburg Pennsylvania, Palo Alto Pennsylvania, Fredericksburg Pennsylvania, Emmaus Pennsylvania, Coatesville Pennsylvania, Trappe Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Reading, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Reading.
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 Reading 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 Reading?

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 Reading, 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 Reading 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 Reading.

How much does a passport cost in Reading?

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 Reading?

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 Reading.

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

Walmart Wyomissing Store - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
1135 Berkshire Blvd
Wyomissing PA 19610
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1321 - Reading - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
3498 North 5th Street
Reading PA 19605
(610) 929-9864
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5734 - Reading - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
2001 North 11th Street
Reading PA 19604
(610) 921-1200
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1769 - Leesport - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
906 West Leesport Road
Leesport PA 19533
(610) 208-8612
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #4064 - Reading - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
544 Penn Street
Reading PA 19602
(610) 376-3438
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3242 - Reading - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
1303 Lancaster Avenue
Reading PA 19607
(610) 796-3103
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Temple Supercenter - (3.5 mi)
Photo Center
5370 Allentown Pike
Temple PA 19560
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Sinking Spring - (3.6 mi)
Intersection Of Route 222 & Route 724 W/ Lowe's Visible
2669 Shillington Rd
Sinking Spring PA 19608
(610) 678-7225
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1923 - Sinking Spring - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
3100 Shillington Road
Sinking Spring PA 19608
(610) 678-9054
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #10045 - Reading - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
2239 Perkiomen
Reading PA 19606
(610) 779-7939
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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