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Algona, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Algona

Residents of Algona in Kossuth County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Algona can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Algona, there are (105) other passport offices in Iowa from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Algona, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Algona.

How to Get a Passport in Algona, Iowa

Getting a passport in Algona is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Algona or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Algona will need to visit a passport office.
* Algona isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Algona

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Algona or any other city in Iowa or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Algona are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Office in Algona, IA

Kossuth County Recorder's Office
114 W State St
Algona IA, 50511

Looking for a passport office in Algona? There are hundreds of such offices in Iowa. These local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These ofices don't issue passports but witness your signature and officially seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

There is only a single passport office in Algona.

Kossuth County Recorder's Office
114 W State St
Algona, IA 50511

Additional passport offices that are located near Algona Iowa:
Palo Alto Auditor's Office - Emmetsburg - 19.6 Miles
Humboldt Post Office - Humboldt - 20.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Algona

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Algona for document sealing.

Saint Benedict Iowa, Saint Joseph Iowa, Livermore Iowa, Bradgate Iowa, Rutland Iowa, Humboldt Iowa, Eagle Grove Iowa, Galt Iowa, Lake Mills Iowa, Clear Lake Iowa, Thornton Iowa, Greenville Iowa, Welcome Minnesota, Dows Iowa, Winnebago Minnesota, Milford Iowa, Arnolds Park Iowa, Okoboji Iowa, Easton Minnesota, Dayton Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Algona

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Chicago Passport Agency - 300.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 494.9 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 517.9 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 518.8 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 628.6 Miles

Passport Expediting in Algona, Iowa

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Algona. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Algona, Iowa

What is the application process of getting a passport in Algona?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Algona and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Algona.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Algona to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Algona?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Algona, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Algona?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Algona?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Algona.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Fort Dodge Supercenter - (33.4 mi)
Photo Center
3036 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge IA 50501
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10282 - Fort Dodge - (33.7 mi)
Photo Center
2029 5th Ave South
Fort Dodge IA 50501
(515) 955-6453
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5361 - Fort Dodge - (33.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 25Th Street & 5Th Avenue South
2503 5Th Ave S
Fort Dodge IA 50501
(515) 576-7113
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9350 - Fairmont - (36.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 15 & Blue Earth
1123 E Blue Earth Ave
Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 235-5965
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Fairmont Supercenter - (38.4 mi)
Photo Center
1250 Goemann Rd
Fairmont MN 56031
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11153 - Spencer - (40.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of U S Hwy 71 & East 8Th St
800 Grand Ave
Spencer IA 51301
(712) 262-0231
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Spencer Supercenter - (40.3 mi)
Photo Center
500 11th St Sw
Spencer IA 51301
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Mason City Supercenter - (43 mi)
Photo Center
4151 4th St Sw
Mason City IA 50401
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Spirit Lake Supercenter - (44.5 mi)
Photo Center
2200 17th St.
Spirit Lake IA 51360
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5941 - Mason City - (44.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Pierce & Rt 18
1251 4Th St Sw
Mason City IA 50401
(641) 423-2035
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99