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Bessemer, Alabama Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Bessemer

Residents of Bessemer in Jefferson County, Alabama have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Bessemer 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 Bessemer, 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 Bessemer, Alabama and Expedited Passport service options for Bessemer.

How to Get a Passport in Bessemer, Alabama

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

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 Bessemer 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 Bessemer 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 Bessemer, AL

Bessemer Post Office
1112 4th Ave N
Bessemer AL, 35020

Looking for a passport office in Bessemer? There are hundreds of such offices in Alabama. 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 Bessemer.

Bessemer Post Office
1112 4th Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020

Other passport offices near Bessemer Alabama:

Hoover Station - Birmingham - 7.3 Miles
Vestavia Finance - Birmingham - 8.3 Miles
Pelham Post Office - Pelham - 9.6 Miles
Birmingham Main Office Window - Birmingham - 10 Miles
Crestline Heights Branch - Birmingham - 11.1 Miles
Center Point Post Office - Center Point - 19.6 Miles
Leeds Post Office - Leeds - 22 Miles
Circuit Clerk Shelby County - Columbiana - 22 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bessemer

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

Bessemer Alabama, Lipscomb Alabama, Brighton Alabama, Hueytown Alabama, Midfield Alabama, Fairfield Alabama, Pleasant Grove Alabama, Concord Alabama, Hoover Alabama, Edgewater Alabama, Maytown Alabama, Homewood Alabama, Helena Alabama, Mulga Alabama, Pelham Alabama, Adamsville Alabama, Alabaster Alabama, Graysville Alabama, Tarrant Alabama, Brook Highland Alabama

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bessemer

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 - 129.8 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 261.3 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 312.5 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 482.8 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 496.5 Miles

Passport Expediting in Bessemer, Alabama

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

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

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 Bessemer.

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 Bessemer 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 Bessemer?

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 Bessemer, 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 129.8 miles from Bessemer, 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 Bessemer?

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 Bessemer?

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 Bessemer.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #6033 - Bessemer - (0.6 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 18Th & Bessemer
1815 9Th Ave N
Bessemer AL 35020
(205) 425-1757
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4830 - Bessemer - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
901 9th Avenue North
Bessemer AL 35020
(205) 426-1664
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hueytown - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
2910 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr
Hueytown AL 35023
(205) 744-5972
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6955 - Hueytown - (3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Brooklane Rd & Allison-Bonnett Memorial Dr
3025 Allison Bonnett Memorial Dr
Hueytown AL 35023
(205) 744-9972
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4828 - Hueytown - (3 mi)
Photo Center
3018 Allison Bonnett Drive
Hueytown AL 35023
(205) 744-0071
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Hueytown Supercenter - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
1007 Red Farmer Dr
Hueytown AL 35023
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #15613 - Midfield - (3.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Bessemer/Hwy 11 & Aaron Aronov
101 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield AL 35228
(205) 421-7887
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Bessemer Supercenter - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
750 Academy Dr
Bessemer AL 35022
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4832 - Midfield - (3.9 mi)
Photo Center
604 Bessemer Super Highway
Midfield AL 35228
(205) 925-0278
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Greenwood-Helena-Bessemer - (4.5 mi)
Morgan Rd Behind Arby's And The Waffle House
3985 Parkwood Road
Bessemer AL 35022
(205) 230-0088
Price: Cost varies by location