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Athens, Alabama Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Athens / Applying for a passport from Athens

Residents of Athens in Limestone County, Alabama 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 (89) other passport offices in Alabama 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, Alabama and Expedited Passport service options for Athens.

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.

Passport Office in Athens, AL

Clerk of Circuit Court Limestone County
200 Washington St. West, Courthouse
Athens AL, 35611

There is only a single passport office in Athens.

Clerk of Circuit Court Limestone County
200 Washington St. West, Courthouse
Athens, AL 35611

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.

Atlanta Passport Agency - 143.7 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 301.5 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 329.7 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 425.8 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 488.2 Miles

Other passport offices near Athens Alabama:

Clerk of Circuit Court Morgan County - Decatur - 11.5 Miles
Wynn D. Station - Huntsville - 17.4 Miles
Hartselle Post Office - Hartselle - 21.5 Miles
Clerk of Circuit Court Madison County - Huntsville - 22.4 Miles
Haysland Station - Huntsville - 23 Miles
Clerk of Circuit Court Lawrence County - Moulton - 23.9 Miles
Giles County Clerk's Office - Pulaski - 24.1 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.

Trinity Alabama, Harvest Alabama, Hillsboro Alabama, Madison Alabama, Anderson Alabama, Courtland Alabama, Redstone Arsenal Alabama, Pittsburg Alabama, Lexington Alabama, Hartselle Alabama, Somerville Alabama, Leighton Alabama, Saint Joseph Tennessee, New Market Alabama, Gurley Alabama, Muscle Shoals Alabama, New Hope Alabama, Sheffield Alabama, Petersburg Tennessee, Arab Alabama

How to Get a Passport in Athens, Alabama

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.
* Athens 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 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 Alabama 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 Expediting in Athens, Alabama

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, Alabama

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 Atlanta Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 143.7 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. Walmart Athens Supercenter - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
1011 Us Highway 72 E
Athens AL 35611
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #10981 - Athens - (2.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hwy 31 & Hobbs St
101 Us Highway 31 N
Athens AL 35611
(256) 230-2799
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4815 - Athens - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
215 Highway 31 South
Athens AL 35611
(256) 233-0514
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Athens - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1260 US Hwy 72 E
Athens AL 35611
(256) 444-4044
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Madison - (11.2 mi)
In The Publix Center
12060 County Line Rd
Madison AL 35756
(256) 232-3474
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #13793 - Madison - (11.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of County Line Rd & Browns Ferry Rd
12010 County Line Road
Madison AL 35756
(256) 230-6345
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Madison Supercenter - (11.5 mi)
Photo Center
8580 Hwy 72 W
Madison AL 35758
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7155 - Madison - (11.8 mi)
Photo Center
8470 Highway 72 West
Madison AL 35758
(256) 837-3362
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9976 - Decatur - (12.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of 6Th Ave & 8Th St
1127 6Th Ave Se
Decatur AL 35601
(256) 355-4495
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2363 - Madison - (13 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Hughes Rd & Rt 72
7813 Highway 72 W
Madison AL 35758
(256) 895-9326
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99