Passport Offices Near Rhode Island

Going to Rhode Island Passport Offices to Submit a Passport Application

In Rhode Island, residents can go to any Rhode Island Passport Offices to submit a passport application. There are different prices related directly to processing time to get a passport. That is, you can have a passport from one day to eight weeks. The faster you need your document, the higher the cost will be to have it. In Rhode Island, you can drop off your papers at a post office, county clerk’s office, courthouse, or a public library. All these facilities offer either routine processing or expedited processing. However, they vary in operating times. The post office has the most extended operating hours and accepts the most applications.

Rhode Island Post Offices

At the post office, you will meet a trained agent to assist with accepting your documents. Once approved, you can use regular processing that takes 4 to 8 weeks. With this choice, submit a passport form (DS-11, DS-64, and DS-82), supporting documents, and fee then wait for the new passport. Expediting processing will take 2 to 3 weeks and requires proof of travel along with the same papers as normal processing. Since the process time is sped up, the cost is more than regular processing.

A Regional Agency or a Private Expeditor

A regional passport agency or a private expeditor can get a passport in less than two weeks if necessary. Selecting any of them requires more documents and has a higher cost. They both have their differences when getting a passport. Below is a list of paper to provide to use a regional agency or an expeditor:
  1. Passport form (DS-11, DS-64, or DS-82)
  2. Supporting documents
  3. Proof of travel
  4. Two letters of authorization (only for an expeditor)
  5. Company letter (just for a business trip)
  6. Emergency proof (for an emergency trip)
  7. Pay cost (passport, execution, and service fees)
If you choose an expeditor, you can submit your documents by mail since the expeditor does not require a face-to-face meeting. Unlike the expeditor, a regional agency requires an appointment so that the applicant can submit the papers in person. To get an interview, call the National Passport Information Center to get your meeting. You can get your interview at the Connecticut  Passport Agency or Boston  Passport Agency. By choosing any one of the two, you will have a new passport in no time. Before going, make sure you have all the documents to avoid any delay in the process of getting a passport for your trip.

Expedited Service

You may request expedited service in these locations which will cut down the processing time to 4-6 weeks at an additional fee.

You can also utilize the services of an authorized expediting service such as Fastport Passport which can process your passport in as little as 24-48 hours.

Finding a Passport Agency in Rhode Island

The app on this official site provided by the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular affairs allows you to find an office nearest your location or a full list of offices.

It also contains the facility name, address, facility type, phone numbers and hours. You can also find a full list of offices below.

Please keep in mind that not all passport locations have handicap access, on site photos or nearby photo capability. The app will enable you to determine this information as well. You can search by zip code and distance from the zip code, by state and by City. Note: you are not required to stipulate the city. If not you will get a longer list of all cities in the state or cities nearest the desired zip code.

Finding a Regional Passport Office Near You

The advantage of finding a nearby regional passport office is the ability to significantly shorten the processing time. In some cases a traveler with urgent plans can obtain a passport in under 48 hours with “will call” service. There are only 26 regional offices throughout the United States and an appointment must be made. The nearest regional offices are in New York and Connecticut.

Authorized expediting agents can process your passport in 24- 48 hours as well which will avoid the inconvenience of visiting a regional office.