Department of State to Expand Network of Passport Agencies

The U.S. Department of State plans to expand the existing network of 21 passport agencies and centers nationwide by opening new passport agenices in the State of Vermont, in the cities of Buffalo, New York; El Paso, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Diego, California and by establishing public counters at two existing locations, the National Passport Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the Arkansas Passport Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas. This expansion will be undertaken utilizing funds appropriated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
These new agenices will be open to the public and will provide the citizens of these communities with easy access to the full range of passport services. These agencies will have the capability to issue passports onsite and provide same-day service to qualified applicants.
In March and May 2009, the Department of State opened new passport agencies in Detroit and Minneapolis. Later this summer, the Department will open an agency in Dallas and the Western Passport Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Western Passport Center, an adjudication center with a public counter, will be co-located with the existing passport printing facility in Tucson.
Information on applying for a passport book and/or passport card can be found at or by calling the National Passport Information Center at their toll-free number 1-877-487-2778.

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