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USPO - Hot Springs
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Yes Passport Photos:
Yes, the USPO - Hot Springs takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos
. If you want your passport photos taken before you go to the acceptance agent, here is a list of places to get passport photos in Hot Springs
Hot Springs Passport Office: USPO - Hot Springs Location Overview
USPO - Hot Springs is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Hot Springs, SD you can go here for passport help. USPO - Hot Springs is a Postal facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are NO other passport acceptance agent offices located in Hot Springs. USPO - Hot Springs is located in County, South Dakota.
About USPO - Hot Springs
USPO - Hot Springs is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the USPO - Hot Springs is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.
Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement
Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Name Change Application
Passport Processing Times at USPO - Hot Springs
Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.
Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at USPO - Hot Springs to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at USPO - Hot Springs): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Hot Springs. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Hot Springs, SD
Colorado Passport Agency - 229.4 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 704.5 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 707.6 Miles
Passport Services Offered at USPO - Hot Springs
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the USPO - Hot Springs will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.
Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - USPO - Hot Springs is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)
4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.
Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.
USPO - Hot Springs Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Fall River County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 57747, 57766, 57782, 57763, 57735, 57773, 57738, 57730, 57722, 57764, 69367, 57744, 57751, 69339, 69337,
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at USPO - Hot Springs?
USPO - Hot Springs does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.
I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?
Does USPO - Hot Springs charge for passports?
USPO - Hot Springs is an acceptance agent, USPO - Hot Springs does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.
Can I get walk-in passport service at USPO - Hot Springs?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at USPO - Hot Springs? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.
Does USPO - Hot Springs do passport renewals?
If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.
Can USPO - Hot Springs tell me about the status of my application?
No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, USPO - Hot Springs will not be able to assist any further.
Does USPO - Hot Springs take passport photos?
What forms of payment does USPO - Hot Springs accept?
You can pay for the acceptance agent fees and passport photos (if you have them taken at USPO - Hot Springs) with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.