Special Issuance Agency

Special Issuance Agency
Special Issuance Agency

The Special Issuance Agency  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 Special Issuance Agency. 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. Special Issuance Agency 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.


Special Issuance Agency Location

600 19th Street, NW South Entrance, Washington, DC 20006


Hours of Operation:

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  ( By Referral Only )

Monday through Friday

Excluding Federal Holidays



Regions Served

Applications for Official, Diplomatic, and other Special Issuance Passports.