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Cedar Rapids, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Cedar Rapids

Residents of Cedar Rapids in Linn County, Iowa have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, there are (103) other passport offices in Iowa 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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Cedar Rapids.


How to Get a Passport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Getting a passport in Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids will need to visit a passport office.
* Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids

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 Cedar Rapids or any other city in Iowa 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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids, IA

Linn County Recorder
2500 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids IA, 52404

Cedar Rapids Main Post Office
615 6th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids IA, 52401

Looking for a passport office in Cedar Rapids? There are hundreds of such offices in Iowa. 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 Cedar Rapids.

Linn County Recorder
2500 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Cedar Rapids Main Post Office
615 6th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Additional passport offices that are located near Cedar Rapids Iowa:
Iowa City Post Office - Iowa City - 19.9 Miles
Benton County Recorder - Vinton - 20 Miles
Iowa County Recorder, Marengo, Iowa - Marengo - 21.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Cedar Rapids

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Cedar Rapids for document sealing.

Marion Iowa, Mount Vernon Iowa, Solon Iowa, North Liberty Iowa, Center Point Iowa, Oxford Iowa, Urbana Iowa, Coralville Iowa, West Branch Iowa, Brandon Iowa, Monticello Iowa, Belle Plaine Iowa, Hopkinton Iowa, Wyoming Iowa, Riverside Iowa, La Porte City Iowa, Delaware Iowa, Cascade Iowa, Baldwin Iowa, Wheatland Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Cedar Rapids

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 - 179.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 383.3 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 455.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 568.4 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 600.7 Miles


Passport Expediting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Cedar Rapids. 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 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

What is the application process of getting a passport in Cedar Rapids?

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 Cedar Rapids.

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 Cedar Rapids 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 Cedar Rapids?

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 Cedar Rapids, 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 179.9 miles from Cedar Rapids, 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 Cedar Rapids?

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 Cedar Rapids?

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 Cedar Rapids.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #8532 - Cedar Rapids - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
2711 Mount Vernon Road Southeast
Cedar Rapids IA 52403
(319) 364-3051
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3875 - Cedar Rapids - (2.1 mi)
1St Avenue & 29Th Street
2821 1St Ave Se
Cedar Rapids IA 52402
(319) 365-6306
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12580 - Cedar Rapids - (2.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Edgewood & Johnson
324 Edgewood Rd Nw
Cedar Rapids IA 52405
(319) 730-0636
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5042 - Cedar Rapids - (2.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Edgewood Rd & 16Th Ave
3325 16Th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
(319) 221-1498
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8443 - Cedar Rapids - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
3419 16th Ave.sw
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
(319) 396-3262
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Cedar Rapids - (2.7 mi)
Between Edgewood & 16th Ave On The South Side Of The Road - Just Down From Dupaco
3315 Williams Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
(319) 365-2112
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8526 - Cedar Rapids - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
4116 Center Point Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids IA 52402
(319) 393-7480
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Cedar Rapids Supercenter - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
3601 29th Ave Sw
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
319-390-9989
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Cedar Rapids - (3.6 mi)
Between Collins Road & Blair's Ferry Road, Across From Taco Bell
5001 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52402
(319) 373-9899
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Cedar Rapids Supercenter - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
2645 Blairs Ferry Rd Ne
Cedar Rapids IA 52402
319-393-4605
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44