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Providence, Rhode Island Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Providence Post Office (Elmwood)
820 Elmwood Ave
Providence RI, 2907

Providence Post Office (Main Window)
24 Corliss St
Providence RI, 2904

Providence Post Office (Annex)
2 Exchange Ter
Providence RI, 2903

In Providence, Rhode Island there are (3) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Providence 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 3 passport offices in Providence, there are (14) 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 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 Providence, Rhode Island and Expedited Passport service options for Providence.

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 Providence Rhode Island

Showing 3 passport offices in Providence:

Providence Post Office (Elmwood)

820 Elmwood Ave
Providence, RI 02907

Providence Post Office (Main Window)

24 Corliss St
Providence, RI 02904

Providence Post Office (Annex)

2 Exchange Ter
Providence, RI 02903


Other passport offices near Providence Rhode Island

East Providence Finance Station - East Providence - 1.6 Miles
Pawtucket Post Office - Pawtucket - 3.8 Miles
Garden City Station - Cranston - 4.1 Miles
Barrington Post Office - Barrington - 5.9 Miles
Cumberland Passport Acceptance - Cumberland - 6.6 Miles
Warwick Post Office - Warwick - 6.6 Miles
Greenville Post Office - Greenville - 7 Miles
Warren Post Office - Warren - 8 Miles
Scituate Town Clerk - North Scituate - 8 Miles
Attleboro Post Office - Attleboro - 10.8 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Providence

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 - 36.1 Miles
National Passport Center - 80 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 106.1 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 134.1 Miles
Vermont Passport Agency - 193.6 Miles

Providence, Rhode Island Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Providence

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 Providence 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 Providence 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 Providence

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

Providence Rhode Island, East Providence Rhode Island, Seekonk Massachusetts, Pawtucket Rhode Island, Central Falls Rhode Island, Lincoln Rhode Island, Barrington Rhode Island, Greenville Rhode Island, Warwick Rhode Island, Rehoboth Massachusetts, Warren Rhode Island, Smithfield Rhode Island, Cumberland Rhode Island, West Warwick Rhode Island, Attleboro Massachusetts, East Greenwich Rhode Island, North Smithfield Rhode Island, Bristol Rhode Island, Swansea Massachusetts, Plainville Massachusetts

Passport Expediting in Providence, Rhode Island

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

Need it Fast? Expedite Now or Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Providence, Rhode Island

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

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 3 passport offices in Providence.
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 Providence 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 Providence?

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 Providence, 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 Providence 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 Providence.

How much does a passport cost in Providence?

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 Providence?

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 Providence.

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

UPS Store - Providence - (0.3 mi)
On the corner of Parsonage St. and South St.
22 Parsonage St
Providence RI 02903
(401) 369-7029
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2049 - Providence - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
100 Francis Street
Providence RI 02903
(401) 270-4440
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #827 - Providence - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
291 Thayer Street
Providence RI 02906
(401) 331-1970
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10099 - Providence - (0.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Sutton & Atwells
333 Atwells Ave
Providence RI 02903
(401) 276-8301
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1294 - Providence - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
481 Angell Street
Providence RI 02906
(401) 521-4340
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19900 - Providence - (1.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Pitman Street & Butler Ave
135 Pitman Street
Providence RI 02906
(401) 861-4846
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4796 - Providence - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
960 Broad Street
Providence RI 02905
(401) 461-4383
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Providence - (1.3 mi)
Wayland Square - Angell Street
11 S Angell St
Providence RI 02906
(401) 751-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4145 - Providence - (1.5 mi)
Elmwood Avenue & Reservoir Avenue
533 Elmwood Ave
Providence RI 02907
(401) 781-7930
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3204 - Providence - (1.6 mi)
Academy Avenue & Chalkstone
295 Academy Ave
Providence RI 02908
(401) 273-7675
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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