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Bartow, Florida Passport Office Information

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

Residents of Bartow in Polk County, Florida have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Bartow 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 Bartow, there are (264) other passport offices in Florida 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 Bartow, Florida and Expedited Passport service options for Bartow.

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 Bartow, FL

Polk County Clerk of Courts
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow FL, 33830

There is only a single passport office in Bartow.

Polk County Clerk of Courts
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bartow

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.

Miami Passport Agency - 151.1 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 378 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 452.5 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 702.3 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 702.7 Miles

Other passport offices near Bartow Florida:

Winter Haven Post Office - Winter Haven - 9.6 Miles
Polk County Clerk of Court--Winter Haven - Winter Haven - 10.9 Miles
Polk County Clerk of Court--Lakeland - Lakeland - 14 Miles
Lakeland Post Office - Lakeland - 15.5 Miles
Haines City Post Office - Haines City - 15.5 Miles
Polk City Post Office - Polk City - 18.7 Miles
Plant City Post Office - Plant City - 19.1 Miles
Wauchula Main Post Office - Wauchula - 19.3 Miles
Hardee County Clerk of Court - Wauchula - 19.4 Miles
Lithia Post Office - Lithia - 19.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bartow

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

Eagle Lake Florida, Fort Meade Florida, Jan-Phyl Village Florida, Winter Haven Florida, Lake Wales Florida, Highland Park Florida, Auburndale Florida, Dundee Florida, Lakeland Florida, Lake Alfred Florida, Bowling Green Florida, Frostproof Florida, Haines City Florida, Polk City Florida, Pittsburg Florida, Plant City Florida, Davenport Florida, Avon Park Florida, Dover Florida, Brandon Florida

How to Get a Passport in Bartow, Florida

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

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 Bartow or any other city in Florida 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 Bartow 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 Bartow, Florida

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

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

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 Bartow.

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 Bartow 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 Bartow?

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 Bartow, 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 Miami Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 151.1 miles from Bartow, 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 Bartow?

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 Bartow?

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 Bartow.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Bartow Supercenter - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
1050 E Van Fleet Dr
Bartow FL 33830
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #13797 - Bartow - (3.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Us 98 & State Road 60
395 E Van Fleet Dr
Bartow FL 33830
(863) 533-6669
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bartow - (3.8 mi)
Publix Shopping Center At Highway 98 And 60
115 E Van Fleet Dr
Bartow FL 33830
(863) 519-0800
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #587 - Bartow - (3.9 mi)
Photo Center
120 West Van Fleet
Bartow FL 33830
(863) 533-4153
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7917 - Winter Haven - (8.2 mi)
Photo Center
3005 Sr 540 West
Winter Haven FL 33880
(863) 293-0193
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Winter Haven - (8.7 mi)
Across From Legoland/ Publix Shopping Center On Sr 540
6039 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven FL 33884
(863) 325-8254
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #176 - Winter Haven - (8.8 mi)
Photo Center
970 Cypress Gardens Boulevard Southeast
Winter Haven FL 33880
(863) 294-3138
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Winter Haven Supercenter - (8.8 mi)
Photo Center
355 Cypress Gardens Blvd
Winter Haven FL 33880
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5979 - Lakeland - (9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Lakeland-Highlands & Hwy 540-A
6210 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland FL 33813
(863) 647-3551
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4801 - Lakeland - (9 mi)
Photo Center
6170 Lakeland Highlands Road
Lakeland FL 33813
(863) 619-6409
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99