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Passport Acceptance Hours

By Appointment Only
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays -- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Limited Saturday appointments resume in September 2022

Please call 207-730-4158 to set up an appointment. Appointments are scheduled out at least one week in advance -- same-day or same-week appointments are not available at this time.

News & Updates

COVID-19 Travel Information

The Department of State advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories and U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect countries differently. Challenges to any international travel at this time may include mandatory quarantines, travel restrictions, and closed borders. Foreign governments may implement restrictions with little notice, even in destinations that were previously low risk. If you choose to travel internationally, your trip may be severely disrupted, and it may be difficult to arrange travel back to the United States.

Passport Operations FAQ

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect their workforce and customers, The U.S. Department of State significantly reduced passport operations in March 2020. They temporarily suspended expedited passport processing and restricted service to cases involving life-or-death emergencies.

As global conditions evolve and U.S. states begin to reopen, they are resuming operations in phases and ask for your patience as they safely work on your application. As of September 28, 2020, routine service is taking 10-12 weeks to process and expedited service (additional cost) is taking 4-6 weeks to complete.

Maine State IDs & the Real ID Act

Due to the circumstances resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) extended the deadline for REAL ID by 19 more months until May 3, 2023. Beginning in May 2023, DHS will require customers to use a REAL ID to fly domestically. The most common REAL ID is a state-issued driver's license. A U.S. passport book and passport card are two of many alternative documents that customers can use to fly domestically if they do not have a state-issued REAL ID. For more information on REAL ID, go to DHS website.

Passport Application

U.S. citizens planning international travel may apply for their passports at the Community Services Hub at 418 Payne Road in Scarborough. For first-time passports (or renewals for children 15 and under), please remember to bring the following:

Forms & Information

For application forms, information on documentation, required fees, and other passport and international travel information, please visit the U.S. Department of State's travel web site, the only official website for passport information. Click the link below to visit the site.

Travel.State.gov - U.S. Passports & International Travel