Going to Mexico for Vacation. How Do I get a Passport?

Question & AnswerQuestion: I live in Westport, CT but am visiting in New Orleans at the moment. I just met someone who I want to travel with out of the country. We talked about going to Mexico. He wants to leave in the next several days and he has booked a flight for us. So, where can I get a passport and how quickly can I get it?

Answer: We assume you do not yet have a passport back in Connecticut and that this is your first passport. If so we have good news for you. There is a regional passport agency in New Orleans where you can request expedited service. Be sure to bring copies of your airfare tickets or itinerary as you will have to show prove of immediate travel. You can complete expedited service in just one day. See documents needed for expedited service HERE.

The New Orleans regional passport agency is located at:

One Canal Place

365 Canal Street, Suite 1300

New Orleans, LA 70130

You will have to call in advance to make an appointment. That phone number is 1-877-487-2778

There will be an expediting fee of $60 in addition to other regular fees.

Regular passport processing takes about 4 – 6 weeks, while expedited passport processing takes about 2 – 3 weeks. A professional expediting company will be able to get your passport processed in significantly less time then mentioned above.