Good news if you live in Atlanta and need a passport. Now you can get one without leaving the city. In the past one would have to travel to Washington, DC. or Miami to get a passport. Today the State Department officially opened an office in Atlanta to handle passport books that can be issued on site either the same day or the following day. A visit to the new office will cost you, though. An additional “expedite fee” of  $60 is required. Appointments are   also necessary. The new office is located at 230 Peachtree Street NW. The State Department says changes to travel document requirements over the past few years demonstrated the need to expand the passport network into previously underserved areas. In the last year, the Department of State has opened four new passport agencies and added public counters at two existing agencies. The Department’s 28th  domestic passport facility, Atlanta is expected to issue 50,000 passports in its first year.  Customers may also obtain additional visa pages on an expedited basis.   Appointments can be scheduled by calling 1-877-487-2778 or  TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793.

Comments (4)
  1. Sarah says:

    It’s about time they opened one in the Atl..I renewed my passport three years ago, and mine was sent to Philly, but was processed from some location in New England..I would also advised if you’re getting a passport for international travels, you should also get a passport card at the same time..This will only cost an additional $20.00..The card is good for land travels by vehicle if you are crossing the borders to Canada or Mexico, instead of using your passport..It has the same 10 year expiration date as the passport, and is the size of your drivers license..

    1. jean103 says:

      Good idea. Thanks for the suggestion Sarah.

  2. Bro. Daniel says:


  3. Engraved Gifts says:

    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Thanks a lot!

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