What is an acceptance facility? Is there one near me? I have never had a passport before.
An acceptance facility or AKA and acceptance agent are authorized by passport services to verify the validity of passport applications and the identity of applicants. Acceptance facilities are the post office, county clerk, municipal units, and regional passport agencies. Once your application is verified they will charge a $30 fee on top of your passport application fee for this process. You can find a list of acceptance agents here: Find a local passport acceptance agency.