How-to Guide to The New York Passport Agency


The New York Passport Agency offers an expedited processing service for American citizens who are traveling abroad within two to three weeks, or who are traveling abroad within four weeks and need to submit their passport for an entry visa.

The New York Passport Agency will only process applications from people with immediate travel plans. People who are not traveling within two to four weeks should apply by mail, or at a Passport Office or Acceptance Facility. People who have a life and death emergency and require a passport for travel within 72 hours should contact the Passport Services Office directly.

The New York Passport Agency is non-jurisdictional and accepts applications from all American citizens regardless of where they reside.

The New York Passport Agency does not accept walk-in applicants. People who want to apply at the New York Passport Agency are required to schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Passport Appointment System, or by calling the National Passport Information Center.

New York Passport Agency Location

Greater New York Federal Building
376 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014-3621

Hours Of Operation

By Appointment Only
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday
Closed on Federal Holidays


By car: Metered parking is available on Varick and Hudson Streets, near the Greater New York Federal Building at 376 Hudson Street. A number of parking lots are located in the area, including lots on King Street, West Houston Street, and Clarkson Street.

By subway: Applicants should take the 1 or 9 local train to Houston Street, or the A, B, C, D, E or F to West 4th Street.


The New York Passport Agency offers all regular passport services, including:

  • New passport applications
  • Child passport applications
  • Passport renewal
  • Replacement of lost passports
  • Replacement of damaged passports

What To Bring

  • Appointment confirmation number
  • Proof of travel within two to three weeks, or proof of travel within four weeks and proof of entry visa requirements
  • Completed forms and supporting documents
  • Payment for the expedited application fee. Payment can be made by major credit card, debit card, check, bank draft, cash or money order.

Processing Times

Applicants should arrive no more than 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment time. Applicants arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment time will be required to make another appointment.

Passport processing time depends on the nature of your travel plans and the current volume of submissions. Some applicants may receive their new passport on the same day, but the majority of applicants will have to wait two or three days.