Passport application acceptance facilities are located throughout the state of New York. The can be found in many post offices, public libraries and county government offices. Unless you need your passport in less than two weeks, you must visit one of these facilities to submit your application for a new passport using form DS-11.
You will find at least one application acceptance facility in each of the following counties or boroughs: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Dutchess, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Kings, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Nassau, New York (Manhattan), Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Putnam, Queens, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, St. Lawrence, Suffolk, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westchester, Wyoming, Yates.
If there is not an application facility in your county or borough, look for one in neighboring counties. Nassau County has the highest number of acceptance facilities with over fifty. Albany, the state capital, offers the following locations.
Albany County Clerk of Court
32 N Russell Road
Albany, New York 12206
Albany Post Office
45 Hudson Avenue
Albany, New York 12207
You can choose between regular and expedited processing when apply for a new passport. Regular processing of an application takes four to six weeks. Expedited service takes two to three weeks.
Applicants who need to get a passport in less than two weeks can make an appointment at the New York passport agency or authorize a private expediter to submit the application for them. The address for the regional agency is provided below.
New York Passport Agency
Greater New York Federal Building
376 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014-3621
The appointment is made by calling 1-877-487-2778 toll free. Sometimes, it can take many attempts to get through. Once the appointment is scheduled, you should arrive at the regional agency a few minutes early. Take the completed but unsigned application Form DS-11 and all the required documents, photos and payment with you. If everything is in order, you should walk out with your new passport in hand.
In emergency situations when you need to obtain your passport fast but are unable to set up an appointment and travel to the regional agency, a private expediter is your best option. There are several in New York.