How Long Does it Take in Florida to Get a Passport?

Passport offices in Florida for routine processing. Any of the 272 facilities in the state that accept passports typically takes 6 to 8 weeks to complete standard processing at the post office or county clerk. The 3-week expedited option is available for an extra $60.

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What paperwork do I need in Florida to obtain a passport?

One picture from your passport. The genuine copy of your citizenship documentation or the original (birth certificate, naturalization certificate, etc.), a copy of your citizenship documentation (front and back if there is writing on both sides), and a legitimate photo identity document, such as a driver's license.


How to Quickly Obtain a Passport in Florida

Applying in person at is the quickest way to obtain a U.S. passport in Florida. Remember that you cannot arrange an appointment at the agency unless you require a passport for departure before two weeks or a passport within four weeks to acquire a visa for travel to another country. You cannot use the service solely to hasten the delivery of your passport. Apply in person at a regular acceptance agency if your application is less urgent, but be prepared to pay an additional $60 expedite fee. is the best company for restoring a lost, stolen, or damaged passport, you may also apply for new adult and child passports.

Step 1

Obtain a copy of Form DS-11, either physically at the acceptance facility that best suits your needs or electronically through the State Department website. The State Department's search engine will help you find the nearest of Florida's 261 acceptance facilities.

Step 2

Fill out the form, but don't sign it—a employee must attest to your signature.

Step 3

 Verify that you have the required paperwork. You must show proof of your U.S. citizenship, such as a birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or certificate of citizenship. You must also provide identifying documentation, such as a current driver's license, military ID, or another official document. Make a copy of the paper you intend to utilize with a camera.

Step 4

Get a passport photo that satisfies all State Department criteria. It would help if you gazed directly at the camera with a neutral expression in the color shot. Your head must be no higher than 1 3/8 inches, no lower than 1 inch, and two by 2 inches.

Step 5

Make sure you have the money to pay the new passport fee in step 5. The price of a new passport book is $110 plus a $25 processing fee. The additional $60 cost is required to expedite your application. Debit and credit cards, cheques, money orders, and bank draughts are all acceptable forms of payment for the organization. You should make checks, bank draughts, and money orders payable to the "Department of State.

Step 6

Call 844-804-6223 to schedule an appointment at Bring your completed application form, identifying documents, photocopies, and passport photos to your position, and be on time. On-site issuance of a new passport is possible.

About This Author

Philip Diack is Founder and Managing Director of Passports and, a national passport and travel visa service with offices in Atlanta, Miami, Washington, DC, NYC, Denver and San Francisco.

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