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Passport Guide for Athens

Residents of Athens in Henderson County, Texas have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Athens 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 Athens, there are (486) other passport offices in Texas 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 Athens, Texas and Expedited Passport service options for Athens.

How to Get a Passport in Athens, Texas

Getting a passport in Athens 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 Athens 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 Athens will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Athens, there is one less than 100 miles from Athens.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Athens

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 Athens or any other city in Texas 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 Athens 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 Athens, TX

Henderson County District Clerk
100 E Tyler St
Athens TX, 75751

Looking for a passport office in Athens? There are hundreds of such offices in Texas. 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 Athens.

Henderson County District Clerk
100 E Tyler St
Athens, TX 75751

Other passport offices near Athens Texas:

Van Zandt County District Clerk - Canton - 21.1 Miles
Canton Post Office - Canton - 21.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Athens

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

New York Texas, Chandler Texas, Eureka Texas, Flint Texas, Jacksonville Texas, Mineola Texas, Richland Texas, Elkhart Texas, Terrell Texas, Winona Texas, Ennis Texas, Seagoville Texas, Overton Texas, Mexia Texas, Buffalo Texas, New London Texas, Sunnyvale Texas, Mesquite Texas, Kilgore Texas, Hutchins Texas

Regional Passport Offices Close to Athens

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.

Dallas Passport Agency - 59.1 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 149.2 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 193.9 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 326.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 541.8 Miles

Passport Expediting in Athens, Texas

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Athens.

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 Athens 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 Athens?

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 Athens, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Dallas Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 59.1 miles from Athens, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Athens?

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 Athens?

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 Athens.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #7295 - Athens - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
702 East Tyler, Corner Of Murchison Street
Athens TX 75751
(903) 675-7152
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9410 - Athens - (0.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Wood & Tyler
1007 E Tyler St
Athens TX 75751
(903) 675-0235
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Athens Supercenter - (1 mi)
Photo Center
1405 E Tyler St
Athens TX 75751
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7419 - Gun Barrel City - (16.2 mi)
Photo Center
1279 West Main Street
Gun Barrel City TX 75147
(903) 887-6498
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Gun Barrel City - (16.3 mi)
Liberty Plaza Shopping Center Across From Walmart
1307 West Main St
Gun Barrel City TX 75156
(903) 887-8770
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Gun Barrel City Supercenter - (16.3 mi)
Photo Center
1200 W Main St
Gun Barrel City TX 75156
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Canton Supercenter - (20.3 mi)
Photo Center
603 E Highway 243
Canton TX 75103
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7466 - Canton - (20.4 mi)
Photo Center
1215 S Trade Days Blvd
Canton TX 75103
(903) 567-6516
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Tyler Supercenter - (27.1 mi)
Photo Center
3820 State Highway 64 W
Tyler TX 75704
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12358 - Tyler - (27.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Loop 323 & Hwy 64
110 S Southwest Loop 323
Tyler TX 75702
(903) 526-5361
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99