CONGRESSMAN JIM HIMES

Representing the 4th District of Connecticut

Passports and Travel

Passports

U.S. passports are issued by the U.S. Department of State.  At travel.state.gov, you can find all the information you need before you go to a local passport acceptance facility.  You can also check the status of a submitted passport application five to seven days after applying.  The fees for passports vary according to the type of passport and how quickly you need it.  Click here for the current schedule of fees.

To apply for a passport, you can go to the Connecticut Passport Agency, located in Norwalk.  Check the requirements before you go.  You can make an appointment 24 hours a day by calling 1-877-487-2778.

 

Connecticut Passport Agency
850 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Appointments Available From
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday through Wednesday, Fridays
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays
Excluding Federal Holidays

If you prefer, you can go to any of the other facilities throughout the fourth district that accept passport applications.  There are several other such facilities in towns adjacent to our district that might be closer to you.  A list of passport acceptance facilities appears at the bottom of this page.

You can check the up-to-date processing times to get an idea of how quickly you can expect your passport to be issued.  If you need your passport in a hurry, you can ask for expedited processing.  There are additional charges for an expedited service. 

Visas

U.S. citizens traveling abroad may be required to obtain a visa from the country they wish to visit.  The State Department maintains a detailed list of every country on Earth where you can find information not only whether you need a visa, but also the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices, crime and security information, health and medical conditions and more.  Since visa requirements vary widely among nations, that's a good place to find out whether you need a visa and how to get one.

For information about U.S.-issued visas for foreign citizens to travel, work or study here, please see my Immigration Services page.

If you do plan to travel abroad, you can participate in the State Department's "Smart Traveler Enrollment Program" or STEP.  This helps the local US embassy or consulate to contact you in the event of an emergency (such as a natural disaster or civil unrest) and can speed up the replacement of a lost or stolen U.S. Passport.

Passport Acceptance Facilities in Our Area

click on the name of the passport facility to see hours, whether photos are taken there, etc.

In Connecticut's Fourth District
Facility Name Address City State Phone
Bridgeport (Bayview Sta.) Post Office 115 Boston Avenue Bridgeport CT (203) 332-2683
Bridgeport Main Post Office 120 Middle Street Bridgeport CT (203) 332-5302
Darien Post Office 30 Corbin Drive Darien CT (203) 655-2595
Fairfield Post Office 357 Commerce Dr. Fairfield CT (203) 332-4546
Fairfield Probate Court 725 Old Post Road Fairfield CT (203) 256-3041
Georgetown Post Office 65 Redding Rd Georgetown CT (203) 544-8643
Greenwich (Valley Dr.) Post Office 29 Valley Drive Greenwich CT (203) 625-3197
Greenwich (Greenwich Av.) Post Office 310 Greenwich Ave. Greenwich CT (203) 869-3737
Norwalk Post Office 16 Washington St. Norwalk CT (203) 838-4881
Norwalk Belden Ave. Post Office 2 Belden Ave Norwalk CT (203) 866-1673
Old Greenwich Post Office 36 Arcadia Road Old Greenwich CT (203) 637-1405
Ridgefield Post Office 26 Catoonah Street Ridgefield CT (203) 438-6561
Shelton Post Office 83 Bridge St Shelton CT (203) 924-8349
Southport Post Office 402 Pequot Ave Southport CT (203) 259-2877
Springdale Post Office 24 Camp Ave Stamford CT (203) 321-3910
Ferguson Library 1 Public Library Plz. Stamford CT (203) 964-1000
Harry Bennett Branch Library 115 Vine Road Stamford CT (203) 964-1000
Trumbull Post Office 50 Quality Street Trumbull CT (203) 268-2978
Westport Post Office 275 Post Road East, Suite 10 Westport CT (203) 222-5490
Wilton Post Office 15 Hubbard Rd Wilton CT (203) 762-5555
In Nearby Towns
Ansonia Post Office 237 Main Street Ansonia CT (203) 734-6818
Bedford Hills Post Office 60 Adams Street Bedford Hills NY (914) 666-5268
Town of Bethel 152 Greenwood Ave. Bethel CT (203) 744-5000
Naugatuck Post Office 170 Water Street Naugatuck CT (203) 729-3421
Seymour Post Office 91 Main Street Seymour CT (203) 888-3830
Southbury Post Office 710 Main St. South Southbury CT (203) 264-2779