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West Chester, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

West Chester Post Office
1050 Airport Rd
West Chester PA, 19380

Chester County Justice Center
201 W Market St
West Chester PA, 19382

In West Chester, 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 West 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 2 passport offices in West Chester, 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 West Chester, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for West 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 West Chester Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in West Chester:

West Chester Post Office

1050 Airport Rd
West Chester, PA 19380

Chester County Justice Center

201 W Market St
West Chester, PA 19382

Other passport offices near West Chester Pennsylvania

Downingtown Post Office - Downingtown - 5.7 Miles
Exton USPO - Exton - 6.3 Miles
Malvern/Frazer Post Office - Malvern - 6.9 Miles
Talleyville Postal Store - Wilmington - 7.9 Miles
Paoli Post Office - Paoli - 9 Miles
Greenville Branch Post Office - Wilmington - 9.1 Miles
Delaware County Courthouse - Media - 10.1 Miles
Hockessin Post Office - Hockessin - 10.2 Miles
Rodney Square Station Post Office - Wilmington - 11.2 Miles
Broomall Post Office - Broomall - 11.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to West 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 - 21.5 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 87.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 90.7 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 116.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 230.3 Miles

West Chester, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in West 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 West 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 West Chester will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to West Chester, there is one less than 100 miles from West 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 West 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 West 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 West 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 West Chester

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

Exton Pennsylvania, Downingtown Pennsylvania, Chester Heights Pennsylvania, Kennett Square Pennsylvania, Malvern Pennsylvania, Lima Pennsylvania, Greenville Delaware, Arden Delaware, Hockessin Delaware, Avondale Pennsylvania, Coatesville Pennsylvania, Claymont Delaware, Rose Valley Pennsylvania, Elsmere Delaware, Upland Pennsylvania, Swarthmore Pennsylvania, Wayne Pennsylvania, Chester Pennsylvania, Springfield Pennsylvania, Radnor Township Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in West Chester, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 West 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 any of the passport offices in West 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 West 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 West Chester, 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 West Chester 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 West Chester.

How much does a passport cost in West 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 West 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 West Chester.

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

UPS Store - West Chester - (1.3 mi)
Parkway Shopping Center
929 S High St
West Chester PA 19382
(610) 692-2224
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #276 - West Chester - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
1200 Wilmington Pike
West Chester PA 19382
(610) 399-3605
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11030 - West Chester - (1.8 mi)
Commons At Thornbury Shopping Center
10 E Street Rd
West Chester PA 19382
(610) 399-3920
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12034 - West Chester - (1.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Downingtown Pike & Strasburg
300 N Bradford Ave
West Chester PA 19380
(610) 696-0145
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1159 - West Chester - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
760 Miles Road
West Chester PA 19380
(610) 429-3477
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2513 - West Chester - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1351 Wilmington Pike
West Chester PA 19382
(610) 399-3961
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #10371 - West Chester - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
1040 West Chester Pike
West Chester PA 19382
(610) 344-7469
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #1114 - Concordville - (4.3 mi)
Photo Center
700 Evergreen Dr
Glen Mills PA 19342
(610) 387-2205
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #4984 - Glenn Mills - (4.5 mi)
Photo Center
863 Baltimore Pike
Glenn Mills PA 19342
(610) 361-2822
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #948 - West Chester - (4.6 mi)
Photo Center
1501 Paoli Pike
West Chester PA 19380
(610) 692-6105
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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