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Charleston, Missouri Passport Office Information

Residents of Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Charleston 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 Charleston, there are (191) other passport offices in Missouri 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 Charleston, Missouri and Expedited Passport service options for Charleston.

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 Charleston, MO

Clerk of Circuit Court Mississippi County
200 N Main St
Charleston MO, 63834

There is only a single passport office in Charleston.

Clerk of Circuit Court Mississippi County
200 N Main St
Charleston, MO 63834

Regional Passport Offices Close to Charleston

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.

Arkansas Passport Center - 237 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 305 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 307.2 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 419.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 433.5 Miles

Other passport offices near Charleston Missouri:

Cairo Post Office - Cairo - 7 Miles
Clerk of Circuit Court Scott County - Benton - 17.5 Miles
New Madrid Post Office - New Madrid - 23.4 Miles
Clerk of Circuit Court New Madrid County - New Madrid - 23.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Charleston

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

Anniston Missouri, Columbus Kentucky, Arlington Kentucky, Sikeston Missouri, Cape Girardeau Missouri, Essex Missouri, Fulton Kentucky, Parma Missouri, Anna Illinois, Brookport Illinois, Troy Tennessee, Hayward Missouri, Martin Tennessee, Pomona Illinois, Grand Tower Illinois, Calvert City Kentucky, Altenburg Missouri, Campbell Missouri, Sharon Tennessee, Gorham Illinois

How to Get a Passport in Charleston, Missouri

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

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 Charleston or any other city in Missouri 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 Charleston 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 Charleston, Missouri

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

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

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

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 Charleston 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 Charleston?

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 Charleston, 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 Charleston?

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 Charleston?

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 Charleston.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #10297 - Sikeston - (14.8 mi)
Photo Center
120 Main Street South
Sikeston MO 63801
(573) 472-2516
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Sikeston, shoppes at Lake Crossing corner of Main Street & Malone - (14.9 mi)
Behind Walgreen's and next to Papa John's Pizza, near Buffalo Wild Wings
223 N Main
Sikeston MO 63801
(573) 471-2055
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #9301 - Sikeston - (14.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Main & Lake
299 N Main St
Sikeston MO 63801
(573) 471-7048
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Sikeston Supercenter - (15.4 mi)
Photo Center
1303 S Main St
Sikeston MO 63801
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Cape Girardeau - (26.6 mi)
Town Plaza Shopping Center
2128 William St
Cape Girardeau MO 63703
(573) 334-0309
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #10256 - Cape Girardeau - (26.6 mi)
Photo Center
2161 Williams Street
Cape Girardeau MO 63703
(573) 651-5264
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3338 - Cape Girardeau - (26.8 mi)
Kingshighway & Independence
1 S Kingshighway St
Cape Girardeau MO 63703
(573) 339-1700
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Cape Girardeau Supercenter - (27.4 mi)
Photo Center
3439 William St
Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Paducah - (29.4 mi)
Located Between Walmart And Lowes
2780 New Holt Rd
Paducah KY 42001
(270) 933-1877
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Paducah Supercenter - (29.5 mi)
Photo Center
5130 Hinkleville Rd
Paducah KY 42001
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44