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Passport Guide for Westminster

Residents of Westminster in Carroll County, Maryland have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Westminster 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 1 passport office here in Westminster, there are (210) 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 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 Westminster, Maryland and Expedited Passport service options for Westminster.


How to Get a Passport in Westminster, Maryland

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Westminster

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 Westminster 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 Westminster 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 Office in Westminster, MD

USPS Westminster Post Office
345 Woodward Rd
Westminster MD, 21157

Looking for a passport office in Westminster? 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 is only a single passport office in Westminster.

USPS Westminster Post Office
345 Woodward Rd
Westminster, MD 21157
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Westminster Maryland:
USPS Finksburg Post Office - Finksburg - 5.7 Miles
USPS Hampstead Post Office - Hampstead - 7 Miles
USPS Sykesville Post Office - Sykesville - 8.3 Miles
USPS Reisterstown Post Office - Reisterstown - 9 Miles
USPS Taneytown Post Office - Taneytown - 11 Miles
USPS Mount Airy Post Office - Mt Airy - 13.2 Miles
USPS Lisbon - Cooksville Post Office - Lisbon - 13.4 Miles
USPS Stevenson Post Office - Stevenson - 14.9 Miles
USPS Monkton Post Office - Monkton - 15 Miles
Hanover Post Office - Hanover - 15 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Westminster

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Westminster for document sealing.

Manchester Maryland, Reisterstown Maryland, Union Bridge Maryland, Sykesville Maryland, Taneytown Maryland, Owings Mills Maryland, Littlestown Pennsylvania, Mount Airy Maryland, Hanover Pennsylvania, Sparks Maryland, Pikesville Maryland, Cockeysville Maryland, Phoenix Maryland, Walkersville Maryland, Woodlawn Maryland, Lutherville Maryland, Emmitsburg Maryland, Shrewsbury Pennsylvania, Columbia Maryland, Hampton Maryland

Regional Passport Offices Close to Westminster

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 - 39.2 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 88.1 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 153.7 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 181.6 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 217.8 Miles


Passport Expediting in Westminster, Maryland

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Westminster?

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 Westminster.

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 Westminster 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 Westminster?

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

How much does a passport cost in Westminster?

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 Westminster?

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 Westminster.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Westminster - (2 mi)
Westminster Shopping Center With Food Lion And Joann Fabrics
9 Westminster Shopping Center
Westminster MD 21157
(410) 871-9750
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1330 - Westminster - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
400 Englar Road
Westminster MD 21157
(410) 857-9000
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Westminster Store - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
280 Woodward Rd
Westminster MD 21157
410-857-3255
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #13457 - Westminster - (2.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Sh 140 & Meadow Creek
500 Meadow Creek Dr
Westminster MD 21158
(410) 848-0513
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #19262 - Finksburg - (5.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Gamber Road & Baltimore Rd
3000 Gamber Rd
Finksburg MD 21048
(410) 861-8100
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Hampstead Supercenter - (7.4 mi)
Photo Center
2320 No. Hanover Pike
Hampstead MD 21074
410-374-0314
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4220 - Hampstead - (7.6 mi)
Photo Center
2311 Hanover Pike
Hampstead MD 21074
(410) 239-3750
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5707 - Eldersburg - (8.5 mi)
Photo Center
6040 Sykesville Road
Eldersburg MD 21784
(410) 781-4720
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7678 - Eldersburg - (8.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Sykesville (32) & Liberty (26)
1260 Liberty Rd
Eldersburg MD 21784
(410) 795-2968
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Eldersburg - (8.9 mi)
Corner Of Rte 26 & Rte 32 In The Princess Shopping Center
1213 Liberty Rd J
Eldersburg MD 21784
(410) 781-4181
Price: Cost varies by location