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Silver Spring, Maryland Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Silver Spring

Residents of Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Silver Spring can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 3 passport offices here in Silver Spring, there are (206) other passport offices in Maryland 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 Silver Spring, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Silver Spring.


How to Get a Passport in Silver Spring, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Silver Spring

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 Silver Spring or any other city in Maryland 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 Silver Spring are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.


Passport Offices in Silver Spring, MD

USPS Wheaton Post Office
11431 Amherst Ave
Silver Spring MD, 20902

USPS Woodmoor Branch Post Office
110 University Blvd W
Silver Spring MD, 20901

USPS Aspen Hill Post Office
13925 Connecticut Ave
Silver Spring MD, 20906

Looking for a passport office in Silver Spring? There are hundreds of such offices in Maryland. These 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 ofices don't issue passports but 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.

There are 3 passport offices in Silver Spring.

USPS Wheaton Post Office
11431 Amherst Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20902
USPS Woodmoor Branch Post Office
110 University Blvd W
Silver Spring, MD 20901
USPS Aspen Hill Post Office
13925 Connecticut Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20906
 

Other passport offices near Silver Spring Maryland:

USPS TwinBrook Station - Rockville - 3 Miles
USPS Garrett Park Main Post Office - Garrett Park - 3.6 Miles
USPS Rockville Pike Finance - Rockville - 3.7 Miles
USPS White Flint Mall Post Office - Kensington - 3.9 Miles
USPS Ashton Post Office - Ashton - 4 Miles
USPS Kensington Post Office - Kensington - 4 Miles
Rockville Circuit Court Clerk - Rockville - 4.6 Miles
USPS Rockville Main Office - Rockville - 4.6 Miles
USPS Derwood Post office - Rockville - 5.2 Miles
USPS West Lake Post Office - Bethesda - 5.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Silver Spring

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Silver Spring for their passport application sealing needs.

Wheaton Maryland, Olney Maryland, Kensington Maryland, North Bethesda Maryland, Chevy Chase Maryland, Brookeville Maryland, Burtonsville Maryland, Silver Spring Maryland, Bethesda Maryland, Takoma Park Maryland, Gaithersburg Maryland, Beltsville Maryland, Somerset Maryland, Potomac Maryland, Glen Echo Maryland, College Park Maryland, University Park Maryland, North Laurel Maryland, Riverdale Park Maryland, Hyattsville Maryland

Regional Passport Offices Close to Silver Spring

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.

Washington Passport Agency - 11.6 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 102.3 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 171.2 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 199.7 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 242.2 Miles


Passport Expediting in Silver Spring, Maryland

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Silver Spring. 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 Silver Spring, Maryland

What is the application process of getting a passport in Silver Spring?

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Silver Spring, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the Washington Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 3 passport offices in Silver Spring.

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 Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring?

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 Silver Spring, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Silver Spring residents, there is a regional passport facility only 11.6 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Washington Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Silver Spring as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Silver Spring?

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, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 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 Silver Spring?

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 Silver Spring.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #1499 - Silver Spring - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
2271 Bel Pre Road, Plaza Del Mercado Shopping Center
Silver Spring MD 20906
(301) 598-6617
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Silver Spring - (0.4 mi)
Plaza Del Mercado Next to ALDI
2227 Bel Pre Rd
Silver Spring MD 20906
(240) 669-4136
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1485 - Wheaton - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
13729 Connecticut Avenue
Wheaton MD 20906
(301) 871-7511
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1459 - Silver Spring - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
12359 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring MD 20906
(301) 942-2300
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1440 - Wheaton - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
12209 Viers Mill Road
Wheaton MD 20906
(301) 949-3033
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1502 - Rockville - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
5560 Norbeck Road
Rockville MD 20853
(301) 460-1120
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1465 - Rockville - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
2210 Viers Mill Road
Rockville MD 20851
(301) 762-2772
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1177 - Wheaton - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
11190 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton MD 20902
(301) 942-1791
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1463 - Silver Spring - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
1301 Lamberton Road
Silver Spring MD 20902
(301) 649-3500
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Wheaton - (3.3 mi)
Wheaton Plaza - Westfield Shoppingtown
11160 Veirs Mill Rd
Wheaton MD 20902
(301) 942-6245
Price: Cost varies by location