National Passport Center

National Passport Center
National Passport Center

The National Passport Center page overview.  We are proud to assist all U.S. citizens in securing the information they need as quickly as possible. Please read all sections below so you are well prepared to work with the National Passport Center. If you need an emergency passport and will be traveling internationally in the next 14 days or you need to obtain a foreign visa in the next 30 days, you are eligible to schedule an appointment with proof of international travel. The National Passport Center same day service is available if you are traveling in less than eight days. The agency will determine based on your documented travel plans when the passport will be ready for pickup. Will call (pickup) service is offered for life or death emergencies and urgent international travel. If you have an emergency and cannot secure an appointment at this agency, we recommend using a Registered Courier Service to obtain your U.S. passport in time for travel. They charge an additional service fee on top of the government fee. Registered Courier Service can secure a U.S. Passport in as little as 24 hours if needed.


National Passport Center Walk-In Location

207 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801


Hours of Operation:

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

Excluding Federal Holidays


Appointments Required:

There is no charge to make an appointment at National Passport Center and customers should not pay any business or anyone making such a charge.


Expediting Fee:

In addition to application fees, there is a $60 expediting fee when applying at National Passport Center.


Make an Appointment.

Call 24/7  for an Appointment  1-877-487-2778


What You Should Bring to Your Appointment

  • Appointment Confirmation Number
  • Proof of Travel (Must provide a copy of your travel itinerary or other proof of international travel).
  • Photos
  • Payment (check, major credit card, cash or money order in the exact amount).
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Valid Identification

Need Help Getting Started?

U.S. Passport Support can help you find what forms, documents, and fees you need to bring to your schedule appointment.


Tips For When Arriving at The National Passport Center:

  • Arrive early and allow yourself some time to pass through building security screening and metal detectors. (No weapons are prohibited)
  • Take elevator to the 2nd floor, Suite 247
  • Check-in at Information Desk.  Present your appointment number or Social Security number to verify your appointment.
  • Receive your number, Please be seated, and wait for your number to be called.
  • When your number is called go to your assigned window. A passport specialist will review your forms and supporting documents.
  • Please Note: Wait times may vary. Please take in account you that may not be seen exactly at your appointment time.

Driving Directions, Parking Info, and Public Transportation.

[google_maps id=”552″]