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Newport, Rhode Island Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Newport Post Office
320 Thames St
Newport RI, 2840

In Newport, 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 Newport 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 Newport, 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 Newport, Rhode Island and Expedited Passport service options for Newport.

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 Newport Rhode Island

Showing the single passport office in Newport:

Newport Post Office

320 Thames St
Newport, RI 02840


Other passport offices near Newport Rhode Island

Little Compton Town Hall - Little Compton - 6.9 Miles
Wakefield Post Office - Wakefield - 7.9 Miles
Bristol Post Office - Bristol - 11.7 Miles
Warwick Post Office - Warwick - 14.7 Miles
Warren Post Office - Warren - 15.1 Miles
Fall River Post Office - Fall River - 15.2 Miles
Barrington Post Office - Barrington - 15.9 Miles
Coventry Post Office - Coventry - 16.9 Miles
Bristol Superior Court - Fall River - 17.4 Miles
Garden City Station - Cranston - 18 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Newport

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 - 54.3 Miles
National Passport Center - 98.5 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 103.1 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 129.5 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 196.6 Miles

Newport, Rhode Island Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Newport

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 Newport 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 Newport 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 Newport

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

Newport Rhode Island, Jamestown Rhode Island, Middletown Rhode Island, Narragansett Rhode Island, Little Compton Rhode Island, North Kingstown Rhode Island, Portsmouth Rhode Island, Kingston Rhode Island, South Kingstown Rhode Island, Tiverton Rhode Island, Exeter Rhode Island, Bristol Rhode Island, East Greenwich Rhode Island, Warwick Rhode Island, Warren Rhode Island, Fall River Massachusetts, Charlestown Rhode Island, Barrington Rhode Island, West Warwick Rhode Island, Swansea Massachusetts

Passport Expediting in Newport, Rhode Island

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Newport. 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 Newport, Rhode Island

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

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 Newport.
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 Newport 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 Newport?

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 Newport, 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 Boston Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 54.3 miles from Newport, 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 Newport?

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 Newport?

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 Newport.

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

CVS #355 - Newport - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
181 Bellevue Avenue
Newport RI 02840
(401) 846-7800
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bellevue Plaza - (0.6 mi)
In Bellevue Plaza (Stop & Shop Shopping Center)
270 Bellevue Ave
Newport RI 02840
(401) 848-7600
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Newport Store - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
199 Connell Hwy
Newport RI 02840
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #3000 - Middletown - (2.4 mi)
East Main (Route 138) & West Main (Route 114)
12 E Main Rd
Middletown RI 02842
(401) 847-8520
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #493 - Middletown - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
99 East Main Road
Middletown RI 02842
(401) 847-0254
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #409 - Narragansett - (5.2 mi)
Photo Center
1123 Boston Neck Road
Narragansett RI 02882
(401) 783-1753
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19394 - Narragansett - (5.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of S Ferry Rd & Boston Neck Road
1193 Boston Neck Road
Narragansett RI 02882
(401) 789-5037
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19189 - Narragansett - (7.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Woodruff Avenue & Point Judith Road
20 Woodruff Ave
Narragansett RI 02882
(401) 792-7179
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2065 - Wakefield - (7.9 mi)
Photo Center
11 Main Street
Wakefield RI 02879
(401) 783-3384
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2358 - Portsmouth - (7.9 mi)
Photo Center
10 Turnpike Avenue
Portsmouth RI 02871
(401) 682-2098
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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