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Beaufort, South Carolina Passport Office Information

Residents of Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Beaufort 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 Beaufort, there are (86) other passport offices in South Carolina 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 Beaufort, South Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Beaufort.

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 Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Main Post Office
501 Charles St
Beaufort SC, 29902

There is only a single passport office in Beaufort.

Beaufort Main Post Office
501 Charles St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Regional Passport Offices Close to Beaufort

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 - 202 Miles
Miami Passport Agency - 398.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 428 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 502.4 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 526 Miles

Other passport offices near Beaufort South Carolina:

Fairfield Station USPS - Hilton Head Island - 11.9 Miles
Bluffton Post Office - Bluffton - 12.6 Miles
Jasper County Clerk of Court - Ridgeland - 14.8 Miles
Hilton Head Post Office - Hilton Head Island - 15.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Beaufort

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

Burton South Carolina, Port Royal South Carolina, Saint Helena Island South Carolina, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Bluffton South Carolina, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Yemassee South Carolina, Hardeeville South Carolina, Tybee Island Georgia, Rockville South Carolina, Garden City Georgia, Hollywood South Carolina, Montgomery Georgia, Summerville South Carolina, North Charleston South Carolina, Hanahan South Carolina, Fort Moultrie South Carolina, Goose Creek South Carolina, Mount Pleasant South Carolina, Sullivans Island South Carolina

How to Get a Passport in Beaufort, South Carolina

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

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 Beaufort or any other city in South Carolina 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 Beaufort 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 Beaufort, South Carolina

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Beaufort. 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 Beaufort, South Carolina

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

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

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 Beaufort 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 Beaufort?

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 Beaufort, 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 Beaufort?

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 Beaufort?

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 Beaufort.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #3826 - Port Royal - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
1500 South Ribaut Road
Port Royal SC 29935
(843) 524-5440
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Beaufort Supercenter - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
350 Robert Smalls Pkwy
Beaufort SC 29906
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11252 - Beaufort - (1.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Palmetto & Hwy 21
2363 Boundary St
Beaufort SC 29902
(843) 322-0308
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Beaufort - (1.8 mi)
In The Cross Creek Center Between Game Stop And Papa John's Pizza
35 Parris Island Gateway
Beaufort SC 29906
(843) 470-9095
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6597 - Beaufort - (2.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Us Hwy 21 & Us Hwy 802
155 Sea Island Pkwy
Beaufort SC 29907
(843) 522-6819
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Beaufort - (3 mi)
The Oaks At Lady's Island Shopping Center - Food Lion Shopping Center At Sea Island Pkwy
10 Sams Point Way
Beaufort SC 29907
(843) 525-9362
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Beaufort Supercenter - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
265 Sea Island Parkway
Beaufort SC 29907
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Belfair Towne Village - (11.6 mi)
Belfair Towne Village, Kroger Shopping Center
20 Towne Dr
Bluffton SC 29910
(843) 815-5188
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7652 - Bluffton - (11.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Simmonsville & Highway 278
868 Fording Island Rd
Bluffton SC 29910
(843) 815-9953
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Bluffton Supercenter - (11.8 mi)
Photo Center
4 Bluffton Rd
Bluffton SC 29910
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44