‘Gamechanger’: Orlando to get its own passport agency

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando will soon be a new location for all your passport needs.


Travelers will be able to apply for or renew their passports right here in the City Beautiful.

U.S. Representative Maxwell Alejandro Frost announced Tuesday that the State Department has chosen Orlando as one of six new locations to create an in-person passport office.

Cincinnati, San Antonio, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte were the other cities selected for new U.S. passport agencies.

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Currently, the Miami Passport Agency is the only office in Florida, and works solely by appointment Monday through Friday.

Congressman Frost said on X that many voters reached out to him about having a closer location for accessibility.

“The creation of a new Orlando Passport Agency is huge news for Central and North Floridians who are unable to make the drive all the way to Miami to get the help they need,” Frost said in a news release. “This is a gamechanger for the Orlando region, which is home to one of the busiest airports in the world. I’m thrilled to have been a part of efforts to make this office a reality and am thankful for the advocacy of the Florida delegation and former Congresswomen Demings and Murphy for beating this drum before my time in office.”

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The future location of the office has yet to be determined.

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