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Bristol, Rhode Island Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Bristol, RI: Passport Offices & Application Process

Bristol Post Office
515 Hope St
Bristol RI, 2809

In Bristol, Rhode Island 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 Bristol 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 Bristol, there are (18) other passport offices in Rhode Island 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 Bristol, Rhode Island and Expedited Passport service options for Bristol.

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 Bristol Rhode Island

Showing the single passport office in Bristol:

Bristol Post Office

515 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809


Other passport offices near Bristol Rhode Island

Warren Post Office - Warren - 2.9 Miles
Barrington Post Office - Barrington - 4.6 Miles
Fall River Post Office - Fall River - 5.2 Miles
Warwick Post Office - Warwick - 7.3 Miles
Bristol Superior Court - Fall River - 7.4 Miles
Providence Post Office (Elmwood) - Providence - 9.4 Miles
East Providence Finance Station - East Providence - 9.5 Miles
Garden City Station - Cranston - 9.6 Miles
Providence Post Office (Annex) - Providence - 10.8 Miles
Little Compton Town Hall - Little Compton - 11.2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bristol

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.

Boston Passport Agency - 41.9 Miles
National Passport Center - 86.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 108.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 136.2 Miles
Vermont Passport Agency - 203.7 Miles

Bristol, Rhode Island Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bristol

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 Bristol or any other city in Rhode Island 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 Bristol 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 Bristol

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

Bristol Rhode Island, Warren Rhode Island, Barrington Rhode Island, Tiverton Rhode Island, Portsmouth Rhode Island, Fall River Massachusetts, Swansea Massachusetts, Warwick Rhode Island, Seekonk Massachusetts, Somerset Massachusetts, Middletown Rhode Island, East Greenwich Rhode Island, East Providence Rhode Island, Rehoboth Massachusetts, Dighton Massachusetts, Providence Rhode Island, Little Compton Rhode Island, Assonet Massachusetts, West Warwick Rhode Island, Newport Rhode Island

Passport Expediting in Bristol, Rhode Island

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Bristol. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Bristol, Rhode Island

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

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 is only one passport office in Bristol.
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 Bristol 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 Bristol?

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 Bristol, 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 Boston Passport Agency, it's not too far from Bristol 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 Boston Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Bristol.

How much does a passport cost in Bristol?

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 Bristol?

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 Bristol.

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

CVS #645 - Bristol - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
400 Metacom Avenue
Bristol RI 02809
(401) 253-2050
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bristol - (0.7 mi)
Corner Of Gooding Avenue & Broadcommon Road
11 Broadcommon Road
Bristol RI 02809
(401) 396-9960
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6892 - Bristol - (0.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Metacom Ave & Gooding
591 Metacom Ave
Bristol RI 02809
(401) 254-3903
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #265 - Warren - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
615 Metacom Avenue, Route 136
Warren RI 02885
(401) 245-0400
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #210 - Barrington - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
180 County Road
Barrington RI 02806
(401) 245-0512
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1086 - Tiverton - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
500 Main Road
Tiverton RI 02878
(401) 624-8421
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Maplewood Square - (3.9 mi)
Behind Sovereign Bank On Route 114. Maplewood Square.
18 Maple Ave
Barrington RI 02806
(401) 247-0290
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #19344 - Swansea - (4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Wilbur Avenue & Sherbourne Avenue
510 Wilbur Avenue
Swansea MA 02777
(508) 678-9066
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10802 - Fall River - (4.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Route 81 & Tucker
328 Rhode Island Ave
Fall River MA 02721
(508) 324-9490
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #20 - Fall River - (4.8 mi)
Photo Center
245 William Canning Boulevard
Fall River MA 02721
(508) 678-9031
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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