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Ankeny, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Ankeny

Residents of Ankeny in Polk County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Ankeny 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 Ankeny, 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 Ankeny, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Ankeny.

How to Get a Passport in Ankeny, Iowa

Getting a passport in Ankeny 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 Ankeny 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 Ankeny will need to visit a passport office.
* Ankeny 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 Ankeny

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 Ankeny 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 Ankeny 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 Ankeny, IA

Ankeny Post Office
1011 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny IA, 50023

Looking for a passport office in Ankeny? 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 Ankeny.

Ankeny Post Office
1011 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

Other passport offices near Ankeny Iowa:

Des Moines Post Office - Des Moines - 7.2 Miles
Capitol Square Station - Des Moines - 7.9 Miles
Polk County, IA, Recorder's Office - Des Moines - 8 Miles
Ash Creek Station, Des Moines, IA - Urbandale - 8.2 Miles
Altoona Post Office - Altoona - 8.5 Miles
City of Huxley - Huxley - 10.7 Miles
Norwalk Post Office - Norwalk - 14.4 Miles
Ames Iowa Post Office - Ames - 18.4 Miles
Dallas County Recorder's Office - Adel - 18.7 Miles
Story County Recorder - Nevada - 19.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Ankeny

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

Ankeny Iowa, Polk City Iowa, Alleman Iowa, Elkhart Iowa, Urbandale Iowa, Des Moines Iowa, Grimes Iowa, Altoona Iowa, West Des Moines Iowa, Cambridge Iowa, Mitchellville Iowa, Madrid Iowa, Waukee Iowa, Hartford Iowa, Spring Hill Iowa, Ames Iowa, Perry Iowa, Gilbert Iowa, Monroe Iowa, Earlham Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Ankeny

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 - 268.1 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 435.4 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 472.4 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 524.6 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 557.4 Miles

Passport Expediting in Ankeny, Iowa

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Ankeny. 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 Ankeny, Iowa

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Ankeny 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 Ankeny.

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 Ankeny 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 Ankeny?

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 Ankeny, 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 Ankeny?

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 Ankeny?

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 Ankeny.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #10114 - Ankeny - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
104 E. First Street
Ankeny IA 50023
(515) 963-7889
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7454 - Ankeny - (1.6 mi)
Of 901 N Ankeny &
901 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny IA 50023
(515) 964-3952
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Ankeny Supercenter - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
1002 Se National Dr
Ankeny IA 50021
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Ankeny - (2 mi)
Delaware Market Place
2310 SE Delaware Ave
Ankeny IA 50021
(515) 965-8412
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7996 - Ankeny - (2.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Delaware & Oralabor
2702 Se Delaware Ave
Ankeny IA 50021
(515) 473-6069
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5944 - Johnston - (4.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Merle Hay & 62 Nd
6200 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston IA 50131
(515) 331-0497
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10161 - Des Moines - (5.5 mi)
Photo Center
215 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines IA 50313
(515) 282-8454
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7453 - Des Moines - (5.5 mi)
Of 104 E Euclid &
104 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines IA 50313
(515) 243-0601
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7452 - Des Moines - (5.9 mi)
Of 4415 Douglas Ave &
4415 Douglas Ave
Des Moines IA 50310
(515) 279-4739
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #359 - Des Moines - (6.1 mi)
Euclid & 26Th
2545 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines IA 50317
(515) 266-3174
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99