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Scranton, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Scranton Main Post Office
2800 Stafford Ave
Scranton PA, 18505

Downtown Station Post Office
235 N Washington Ave
Scranton PA, 18503

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

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 Scranton Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Scranton:

Scranton Main Post Office

2800 Stafford Ave
Scranton, PA 18505

Downtown Station Post Office

235 N Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18503

Other passport offices near Scranton Pennsylvania

Clarks Summit Main Post Office - Clarks Summit - 5.3 Miles
Salem Public Library - Hamlin - 12.2 Miles
Carbondale Main Post Office - Carbondale - 12.3 Miles
Luzerne County Prothonotary's Office - Wilkes-Barre - 13.5 Miles
Gouldsboro Post Office - Gouldsboro - 13.9 Miles
Dallas Post Office - Dallas - 14 Miles
Wilkes-Barre Main Post Office - Wilkes-Barre - 14.4 Miles
Wyoming County Prothonotary's Office - Tunkhannock - 14.7 Miles
Waymart Post Office - Waymart - 15.6 Miles
Nanticoke Post Office - Nanticoke - 19.6 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Scranton

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 - 85.6 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 91 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 98.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 163.5 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 167.8 Miles

Scranton, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Scranton

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 Scranton 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 Scranton 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 Scranton

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

Dunmore Pennsylvania, Taylor Pennsylvania, Moosic Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit Pennsylvania, Pittston Pennsylvania, Dalton Pennsylvania, Moscow Pennsylvania, Wyoming Pennsylvania, Carbondale Pennsylvania, Kingston Pennsylvania, Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, Dallas Pennsylvania, Plymouth Pennsylvania, Nanticoke Pennsylvania, Mount Pocono Pennsylvania, Hawley Pennsylvania, Jackson Pennsylvania, Freeland Pennsylvania, New Milford Pennsylvania, Hazleton Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Scranton, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Scranton.
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 Scranton 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 Scranton?

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 Scranton, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The New York Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 85.6 miles from Scranton, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Scranton?

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 Scranton?

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 Scranton.

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

Walgreens #7739 - Scranton - (0.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Main & Luzerne
330 S Main Ave
Scranton PA 18504
(570) 341-1429
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1611 - Scranton - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
1101 Moosic Street
Scranton PA 18505
(570) 347-6991
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1593 - Scranton - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
110 Green Ridge Street
Scranton PA 18509
(570) 344-7400
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Taylor Supercenter - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
1325 Main
Taylor PA 18517
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1612 - Dunmore - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
347-349 Blakely Street
Dunmore PA 18512
(570) 342-9138
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Dunmore - (1.7 mi)
Corner Of Shoemaker & South Blakely St
201 S Blakely St
Dunmore PA 18512
(570) 558-6300
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6790 - Scranton - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
509 Davis Street
Scranton PA 18505
(570) 341-3790
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Dickson City Supercenter - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
900 Commerce Blvd
Dickson City PA 18519
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1188 - Old Forge - (3.9 mi)
Photo Center
101 South Main Street
Old Forge PA 18518
(570) 457-2182
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Dickson City - (4.2 mi)
Across From Genetti's Manor - Next To Rabel's Furniture
1330 Main St
Dickson City PA 18519
(570) 382-3228
Price: Cost varies by location

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