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Bluffton, Indiana Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Bluffton

Residents of Bluffton in Wells County, Indiana have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Bluffton 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 Bluffton, there are (163) other passport offices in Indiana 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 Bluffton, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for Bluffton.


How to Get a Passport in Bluffton, Indiana

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

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 Bluffton or any other city in Indiana 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 Bluffton 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 Offices in Bluffton, IN

Bluffton Post Office
205 S Main St
Bluffton IN, 46714

Wells County Clerk
102 W Market St
Bluffton IN, 46714

Looking for a passport office in Bluffton? There are hundreds of such offices in Indiana. 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 are 2 passport offices in Bluffton.

Bluffton Post Office
205 S Main St
Bluffton, IN 46714
Wells County Clerk
102 W Market St
Bluffton, IN 46714

Other passport offices near Bluffton Indiana:

Berne Post Office - Berne - 9.9 Miles
Decatur Post Office - Decatur - 12.5 Miles
Adams County Clerk - Decatur - 12.5 Miles
Huntington Post Office - Huntington - 18.4 Miles
Hartford City Post Office - Hartford City - 18.7 Miles
Portland Post Office - Portland - 18.9 Miles
Fort Wayne Main Post Office - Fort Wayne - 21.3 Miles
New Haven Post Office - New Haven - 22.2 Miles
Marion - Marion - 24.9 Miles
Gas City Post Office - Gas City - 25 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bluffton

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

Berne Indiana, Monroe Indiana, Montpelier Indiana, Geneva Indiana, Warren Indiana, Van Buren Indiana, Upland Indiana, New Haven Indiana, Gas City Indiana, Albany Indiana, Jonesboro Indiana, Selma Indiana, Union City Indiana, Union City Ohio, Sidney Indiana, Alexandria Indiana, Delphos Ohio, Hicksville Ohio, New Bremen Ohio, Melrose Ohio

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bluffton

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.

Chicago Passport Agency - 131.5 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 135.3 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 309.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 389.3 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 419 Miles


Passport Expediting in Bluffton, Indiana

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

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

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 Bluffton.

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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton?

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 Bluffton, 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 Chicago Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 131.5 miles from Bluffton, 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 Bluffton?

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 Bluffton?

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 Bluffton.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #6515 - Bluffton - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
1203 South Main Street
Bluffton IN 46714
(260) 824-1646
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7472 - Bluffton - (3.2 mi)
Southeast Corner Of U S 1 & Monroe
1975 N Main St
Bluffton IN 46714
(260) 824-1643
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Bluffton Supercenter - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
2100 N Main St
Bluffton IN 46714
260-824-4521
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6528 - Berne - (9.6 mi)
Photo Center
928 Us 27 North
Berne IN 46711
(260) 589-2701
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Decatur Supercenter - (11.2 mi)
Photo Center
1700 S 13th St
Decatur IN 46733
260-724-9425
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6516 - Decatur - (12 mi)
Photo Center
1221 West Monroe Street
Decatur IN 46733
(260) 724-2568
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Fort Wayne Supercenter - (17.9 mi)
Photo Center
7502 Southtown Crossing Blvd
Fort Wayne IN 46816
260-441-7092
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6622 - Hartford City - (18 mi)
Photo Center
1700 North Walnut Street
Hartford City IN 47348
(765) 348-4134
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4190 - Fort Wayne - (18.2 mi)
Bluffton Road & Lower Huntington Road
6730 Bluffton Rd
Fort Wayne IN 46809
(260) 747-7563
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Portland Supercenter - (18.2 mi)
Photo Center
950 W Votaw St
Portland IN 47371
260-726-6656
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44