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Bay City, Texas Passport Office Information


Residents of Bay City in Matagorda County, Texas have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Bay City 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 2 passport offices here in Bay City, there are (484) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Bay City, Texas and Expedited Passport service options for Bay City.

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 Offices in Bay City, TX

Matagorda County District Clerk
1700 7th St
Bay City TX, 77414

Bay City Post Office
1309 Baywood Dr
Bay City TX, 77414

There are 2 passport offices in Bay City.

Matagorda County District Clerk
1700 7th St
Bay City, TX 77414
Bay City Post Office
1309 Baywood Dr
Bay City, TX 77414

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bay City

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.

Houston Passport Agency - 55.7 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 238.5 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 305.6 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 361.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 579.8 Miles



Other passport offices near Bay City Texas:

Brazoria Post office - Brazoria - 14.6 Miles
Lake Jackson Post Office - Lake Jackson - 19.2 Miles
Freeport Post Office - Freeport - 22.5 Miles
Angleton Post Office - Angleton - 25.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bay City

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

Brazoria Texas, Lake Jackson Texas, Freeport Texas, Palacios Texas, El Campo Texas, Rosenberg Texas, Fresno Texas, Alvin Texas, Sugar Land Texas, Stafford Texas, Missouri City Texas, Santa Fe Texas, Pearland Texas, Friendswood Texas, Eagle Lake Texas, Dickinson Texas, Bellaire Texas, League City Texas, Webster Texas, West University Place Texas


How to Get a Passport in Bay City, Texas

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bay City

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 Bay City 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 Bay City 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 Bay City, Texas

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Bay City?

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 are 2 passport offices in Bay City.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Bay City 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 Bay City?

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 Bay City, 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 Houston Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 55.7 miles from Bay City, 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 Bay City?

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 Bay City?

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 Bay City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Bay City Supercenter - (9.2 mi)
Photo Center
4600 7th St
Bay City TX 77414
979-244-3182
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9440 - Bay City - (10 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Nichols & 7Th
3018 7Th St
Bay City TX 77414
(979) 323-7862
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6723 - Bay City - (10.2 mi)
Photo Center
2711 7th Street
Bay City TX 77414
(979) 245-1657
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7470 - West Columbia - (16 mi)
Photo Center
701 South 17th Street
West Columbia TX 77486
(979) 345-5119
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12052 - West Columbia - (16.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 17Th & Brazos
100 E Brazos Ave
West Columbia TX 77486
(979) 345-2147
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Lake Jackson Supercenter - (19.4 mi)
Photo Center
121 Highway 332 W
Lake Jackson TX 77566
979-299-6121
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Lake Jackson - (19.5 mi)
Next To Super Walmart In The Lake Jackson Shopping Center
117 Highway 332 W
Lake Jackson TX 77566
(979) 297-4877
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6704 - Lake Jackson - (19.8 mi)
Photo Center
117 Oyster Creek Drive
Lake Jackson TX 77566
(979) 297-3254
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2954 - Lake Jackson - (19.8 mi)
Thatway & Oyster Creek Drive
131 Oyster Creek Dr
Lake Jackson TX 77566
(979) 292-0328
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4100 - Clute - (20.6 mi)
Plantation Drive & Dixie Drive
51 Dixie Dr
Clute TX 77531
(979) 265-2517
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99