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Chariton, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Chariton

Residents of Chariton in Lucas County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Chariton 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 Chariton, there are (105) 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 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 Chariton, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Chariton.


How to Get a Passport in Chariton, Iowa

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

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 Chariton 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 Chariton 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 Chariton, IA

Lucas County Auditor
916 Braden Ave
Chariton IA, 50049

Looking for a passport office in Chariton? 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 is only a single passport office in Chariton.

Lucas County Auditor
916 Braden Ave
Chariton, IA 50049
 

Other passport offices near Chariton Iowa:

Wayne County Auditor - Corydon - 16.3 Miles
Marion County Recorder's Office - Knoxville - 19.3 Miles
Albia Post Office - Albia - 21.6 Miles
Clarke County Recorder's Office - Osceola - 21.7 Miles
Warren County Recorder - Indianola - 23.6 Miles
Centerville Post Office - Centerville - 25.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Chariton

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

Melrose Iowa, Hamilton Iowa, Plano Iowa, Harvey Iowa, Hartford Iowa, Spring Hill Iowa, Pella Iowa, Saint Charles Iowa, Cincinnati Iowa, Murray Iowa, Eddyville Iowa, Monroe Iowa, Pleasanton Iowa, Des Moines Iowa, Altoona Iowa, West Des Moines Iowa, Lamoni Iowa, Mitchellville Iowa, Fremont Iowa, Urbandale Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Chariton

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 - 259.4 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 393.4 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 465.1 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 522.8 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 534.2 Miles


Passport Expediting in Chariton, Iowa

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

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

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

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 Chariton 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 Chariton?

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 Chariton, 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 Chariton?

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 Chariton?

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 Chariton.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Knoxville Supercenter - (18.5 mi)
Photo Center
814 W Bell Ave
Knoxville IA 50138
641-828-7993
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Osceola Supercenter - (23.2 mi)
Photo Center
2400 College Dr
Osceola IA 50213
641-342-1655
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5943 - Indianola - (23.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 65 & Iowa
1000 N Jefferson Way
Indianola IA 50125
(515) 961-4867
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Indianola Supercenter - (24 mi)
Photo Center
1500 N Jefferson Way
Indianola IA 50125
515-962-1330
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Indianola - (24 mi)
Photo Center
1214 N Jefferson Way
Indianola IA 50125
(515) 961-1945
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Centerville Supercenter - (27.1 mi)
Photo Center
23148 Hwy 5
Centerville IA 52544
641-437-1705
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Pella Supercenter - (28 mi)
Photo Center
1650 Washington St
Pella IA 50219
641-628-4584
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Oskaloosa Supercenter - (32.2 mi)
Photo Center
2203 Avenue A West
Oskaloosa IA 52577
641-673-9186
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #7968 - Des Moines - (33.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of S E 14Th & Cummins
6200 Se 14Th St
Des Moines IA 50320
(515) 309-5468
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Des Moines Supercenter - (33.5 mi)
Photo Center
5101 Se 14th St
Des Moines IA 50320
515-287-7725
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44