Expedited Passport Services
The New York Passport Agency offers expedited processing ofpassport application forms for American citizens who are traveling, orsubmitting theirpassports for foreign visas, within 14-28 days. Submitting theapplication form at a regional agency is the fastest way to get apassport application processed. Both U.S. passport books and U.S.passport cards are available on-site at this agency.
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Location & Hours
New York Passport AgencyGreater New York Federal Building 376 Hudson Street New York, NY 10014-3621
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Mondays through FridayAll Federal Holidays are excluded
Call 24/7 for an Appointment1-877-487-2778
Schedule an appointment online
COVID-19 UPDATE: This agency is currently processing passportapplications. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect bothworkforce and customers, agencies are currently limiting in-personappointments to customers who are traveling internationally in the next72 hours (3 business days) due to a life-or-death emergency.
Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths inyour immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling,and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United Stateswithin 72 hours (3 business days).
Youcan apply for routine service and expect to receive a passport in 10-12weeks. You also have the option of paying an additional fee forexpedited service to receive your passport in 4-6 weeks.
Map & Directions
Subway: Take the 1 or 9 local to Houston Street, or, the A, B, C, D, E or F to West 4th Street.
Avoid delays, apply online for rush passport processing.
Those who drive to the processing center will find meteredparking available on Varick and Hudson Streets near the Greater NewYork Federal Building at 376 Hudson Street. Pasquale R. of Madison, NJapplied for expedited service at the regional agency. In his review on Yelp.com, he said the following about the parking options.Parking is nearby but couldn”t find the lot everyone was talking about.Paid $20 after a little negotiating. Tricky st parking available butpark at your own risk.Below is a widget that shows the locations of parkinggarages and lots near 376 Hudson Street. You can use this to reserveyour parking place ahead of time and have one less thing to worryabout.
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What to Bring
Appointment confirmation numberProof of travelMajor Credit CardDebit/Check card (not ATM cards)CheckBank DraftCash (Exact Change)Money Order
What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the New York Passport Agency
You will need your Social Security Number or your confirmation number. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Earlier arrivals will not be admitted. Late arrivals, 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment, will have to reschedule their appointments. Upon entry to the building, you will go through security, including metal detectors. Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will be verified. You will be given a numbered ticket with the approximate, current waiting time at the bottom. (We do our best to keep the waiting time as short as possible.) You will then be directed to the interview room on the 10th Floor. Please take a seat. When your number is called and/or appears on the television monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.
Passports are issued according to travel plans. The number ofsame-day passports that the agency processes are limited. Therefore,applicants with confirmed emergency travel needs are given priority.Depending on your departure date, you may be asked to pick you passportup the next day. You can also request that the passport be sent to youby express overnight delivery.
In a hurry? Get your passport expedited quickly.
Regional passport agencies “require” you schedule an appointmentin order to submit passport applications. Applicants who requireemergency passport services often call within only a day or two of whenthey need their travel documents and discover that no appointment isavailable. If that is your situation, be assured that processingcenters frequently issue passports to applicants who do not haveconfirmed appointments.
Note, however, that there are a limited number of same-day passportsissued each day so you need to arrive early. Depending on the time ofyear, it may be necessary to get to the agency an hour or two beforethe doors open in order to guarantee that you get the opportunity tosubmit your application form. If you do not want to take the risk or donot have the time to spend the day waiting to get your passportexpedited, there is an alternative mentioned just below.
There are many passport courier services located in New YorkCity that are registered with the regional agency. These companies haveexperience in assisting American citizens to obtain expedited passportsand visas. While a private passport expediting company does charge afee in addition to government fees, they are an excellent option whenyou absolutely must get a passport quickly and have no way to submitthe application yourself.
Our directory of couriers lists more than 40 companies. For applicants in New York City, we recommend Rush My Passport.The company has more than a decade of experience getting thousands ofpassports and visas expedited with an excellent customer servicerating. For reliable service, complete RushMyPassport”s secure online form toget your passport expedited as fast as the same day.
Photos & Copies
If you didn”t come to SoHo with all your documents in order, it”s important to know where you can go to get passport photos and copies made. One of the closest places to the Federal Building is just a few blocks away at the Rite Aid on 534 Hudson Street. Here you can get your passport pictures for as low as $7.99; however, it has been known for slow service.
Bleeker Digital Solutions Professional Photo Lab, U.S. Passport AgencyExpress, and FedEx Office Ship & Print Center are the other threeclosest other options to get photos and copies made aside from RiteAid. They are higher rated for customer service, passport knowledge,and quality services, but they are not in walking distance, so you willneed to get a cab. If you are pressed for time Rite Aid may be thebetter option simply because it”s closer.
Where to Stay
If you are from out of town and need to pick up your passportthe next day, the first thing on the agenda should be securing a hotelclose to the passport agency located at 376 Hudson Street in SoHo.There are 18 total hotels and apartments available in the SoHoneighborhood, and many are located within blocks of the passportagency. The price point ranges from $350 to $650 per night.
The industrial chic Hotel Hugo offers luxury accommodations in SoHo and is within walking distance of the Greater New York Federal Building. The popular Sixty SoHois a bohemian boutique hotel offering upscale rooms, suites, and lofts,and is also within walking distance. For excellent views of the city Trump SoHo New Yorksits amid the neighborhood”s tourist attractions; it is also withinminutes of the Federal Building. Get deep discounts on SoHo”s priceyhotels with Hotels Combined.
Airbnb is also agreat way to find a place to stay while in New York. You can choose theoption of renting an entire place, a single room, or a shared room fromprivate owners. The prices are dependent upon your preferences, but ifyou are on a budget there are at least a dozen options in SoHo withthis service.
Couchsurfingis an excellent option for people on a budget. Over 140,000 New Yorkersopen their homes to visitors for a free night”s stay. Join theorganization online for free and set up a profile. Peruse host profilesin SoHo and choose your free place to stay by fit and past guestreviews.
Where to Eat
Many of the hotels have restaurants within them, however findingdelicious places to eat while in SoHo is a breeze with over 150 of themwithin a mile of the Greater New York Federal Building. You can findeverything from upscale to casual to fast food in almost any style ofcuisine. SoHo is known as the most walkable neighborhood in New Yorkmaking it easy to find restaurants, delis, coffee shops, convenient stores,and bars with an average five minute walk.
One place to grab a quick bite is Dig Inn Season Market located at 350Hudson Street where they offer “farm-fresh ingredients and top-notchcooking to your lunch break for about 10 bucks.” There are numberousother options within a short walking distance of the processing center.