Passport Office Chicago

If you need a passport and you’re close to Chicago, Swift is here to help make the whole process easy for you.  We are conveniently located in downtown Chicago and are the go-to passport service for people in the Midwest.

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If you live in the Windy City, there are several different ways to obtain a Chicago passport. We have included information below about finding a reliable passport agency as well as information about obtaining a new passport or pursuing passport renewal in Chicago.

What’s the fastest way to get a passport in Chicago?

The fastest way to get a passport in Chicago is to find a passport expediting service. While you may obtain a passport through the U.S. Postal Service, the processing times vary and can take up to eight weeks. Instead, you should locate a Chicago passport expediting office that can process your application for a new passport. These services may be able to expedite your Chicago passport in under eight weeks, depending on need.

Swift Passport& Visa Services

Swift Passport Services is a Chicago passport expediting office that can process your passport application in as little as one business day. Our flagship location on Erie Street in Chicago also offers a wide range of other services for your convenience:

  • China visa pick up service
  • Chinese passport pick up service
  • Chinese document authentication (or called legalization)
  • Passport photo processing
  • FedEx shipping service (Not affiliated with FedEx)
  • Apostille
  • Notary
  • Computer use (similar to FedEx Office)
  • Photocopies (note: not printing service)
  • Translation services
  • Biometric fingerprinting
  • ATA Carnet service

Simply contact us at the address below and be sure that you have all the necessary information, identification, and documentation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can get a Chicago passport application online; however, the application itself must be submitted in-person to either the local post office or a passport expediting office. If you visit the U.S. Department of State website, you can access the application. From there, simply print the form and fill it in by hand. You can also use the Passport Application Wizard to fill out the form online and then print the finished version. Bring the completed version to either a post office or Chicago passport expediting office to be signed in front of a passport designated official.

Yes. You can either print the application from the U.S. Department of State website or obtain the application at the local post office. You must complete the application and bring the required information and identification there, where you will be required to sign the application in front of a passport designated official. Once you complete and sign the paperwork and submit it at the post office, it will be forwarded for processing.

Please note: The post office does not issue or create your passport for you. Instead, your passport will be mailed to you from the U.S. Department of State.

Please note that you will be asked to pay two separate fees when utilizing the Post Office for passport services. You will pay an application fee to the Department of State and an acceptance fee paid directly to the U.S. Postal Service.

Passport renewal in Chicago varies based on processing time and the type of passport you need. You must renew by mail and can only pursue passport renewal in Chicago if you have an adult passport (16 years of age or older) with 10-year validity and it is less than 5 years expired (and undamaged). Expedited passports do include an additional $60 Government fee. 

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Swift Chicago Drop Off Location

1 East Erie St, Suite 525,
Chicago, IL 60611

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