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Wilmington, Delaware Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Wilmington

Residents of Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Wilmington 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 Wilmington, there are (12) other passport offices in Delaware 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 Wilmington, Delaware and Expedited Passport service options for Wilmington.


How to Get a Passport in Wilmington, Delaware

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Wilmington

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 Wilmington or any other city in Delaware 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington, DE

Rodney Square Station Post Office
500 Delaware Ave, #1
Wilmington DE, 19801

Talleyville Postal Store
3911 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE, 19803

Greenville Branch Post Office
3801 Kennett Pike
Wilmington DE, 19807

Looking for a passport office in Wilmington? There are hundreds of such offices in Delaware. 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 Wilmington.

Rodney Square Station Post Office
500 Delaware Ave, #1
Wilmington, DE 19801
Talleyville Postal Store
3911 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
Greenville Branch Post Office
3801 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Wilmington Delaware:
Hockessin Post Office - Hockessin - 4.7 Miles
Wilmington Post Office and Distribution Center - New Castle - 8.2 Miles
Federal Station Post Office - Newark - 8.3 Miles
Newark Main Post Office - Newark - 8.8 Miles
Chester County Justice Center - West Chester - 9.7 Miles
Pennsville Post Office - Pennsville - 10.2 Miles
Chester Main Post Office - Chester - 12 Miles
West Chester Post Office - West Chester - 12.1 Miles
Delaware County Courthouse - Media - 12.6 Miles
Downingtown Post Office - Downingtown - 12.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Wilmington

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

Greenville Delaware, Elsmere Delaware, Hockessin Delaware, Newport Delaware, Kennett Square Pennsylvania, Arden Delaware, Claymont Delaware, Penns Grove New Jersey, Avondale Pennsylvania, New Castle Delaware, Chester Heights Pennsylvania, Newark Delaware, Pennsville New Jersey, Lima Pennsylvania, Upland Pennsylvania, Rose Valley Pennsylvania, Chester Pennsylvania, Delaware City Delaware, Downingtown Pennsylvania, Swarthmore Pennsylvania

Regional Passport Offices Close to Wilmington

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.

Philadelphia Passport Agency - 23.4 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 85.5 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 92.4 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 120.9 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 236.5 Miles


Passport Expediting in Wilmington, Delaware

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

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

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 Wilmington.

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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington?

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

How much does a passport cost in Wilmington?

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 Wilmington?

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 Wilmington.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Wilmington Area - (1.2 mi)
1 Greenville Crossing
4023 Kennett Pike
Wilmington DE 19807
(302) 429-9780
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11025 - Greenville - (1.2 mi)
Greenville Crossing Shopping Center
4011 Kennett Pike
Greenville DE 19807
(302) 427-5650
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11010 - Wilmington - (2.8 mi)
The Cannery Shopping Center
3301 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington DE 19805
(302) 655-0826
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11069 - Wilmington - (3 mi)
Chestnut Run Shopping Center
1710 Faulkland Rd
Wilmington DE 19805
(302) 994-1971
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10609 - Wilmington - (3 mi)
Photo Center
4020 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803
(302) 478-1510
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11006 - Wilmington - (3.1 mi)
Fairfax Shopping Center
2119 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803
(302) 656-4333
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11002 - Wilmington - (3.2 mi)
The Concord Square Shopping Center
4201 Concord Pike
Wilmington DE 19803
(302) 478-4335
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11052 - Hockessin - (3.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 41 & Brackenville Rd.
2012 Brackenville Rd
Hockessin DE 19707
(302) 234-5710
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11070 - Wilmington - (3.2 mi)
North Union St, Just East Of Pennsylvania Ave
1313 N Union St
Wilmington DE 19806
(302) 658-1381
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11014 - Wilmington - (3.3 mi)
Trolley Square Shopping Center
1A Trolley Sq
Wilmington DE 19806
(302) 655-6397
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99