New Passport Center Planned for Downtown Buffalo

Congressmen Chris Lee and Brian Higgins plan to announce plans for a grand opening of a new State Department passport office on Genesee Street in downtown Buffalo.

The full-service passport issuance agency in Western New York provides greater convenience and service for communities, and it will be able to issue required travel documents within hours in the case of emergencies.

The closest passport agency right now is located in downtown Manhattan. The official announcement of the new passport center will be made next week.