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Cherokee, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Cherokee

Residents of Cherokee in Cherokee County, Iowa have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Cherokee 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 Cherokee, 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 Cherokee, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Cherokee.

How to Get a Passport in Cherokee, Iowa

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

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee, IA

Cherokee County Recorder's Office
520 W Main St
Cherokee IA, 51012

City Hall
416 W Main St
Cherokee IA, 51012

Looking for a passport office in Cherokee? 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 Cherokee.

Cherokee County Recorder's Office
520 W Main St
Cherokee, IA 51012
City Hall
416 W Main St
Cherokee, IA 51012

Additional passport offices that are located near Cherokee Iowa:
Buena Vista County Recorder - Storm Lake - 17.5 Miles
O'Brien County Recorder's Office - Primghar - 21.4 Miles
Ida County Auditor 's Office - Ida Grove - 23.7 Miles
Plymouth County Recorder's Office - Le Mars - 25.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Cherokee

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

Arthur Iowa, Greenville Iowa, Sheldon Iowa, Lawton Iowa, Sioux Center Iowa, Lake View Iowa, Hull Iowa, South Sioux City Nebraska, Milford Iowa, North Sioux City South Dakota, Hawarden Iowa, Akron Iowa, Arnolds Park Iowa, Okoboji Iowa, Jefferson South Dakota, Little Rock Iowa, Arcadia Iowa, Hudson South Dakota, Lake City Iowa, Jackson Nebraska

Regional Passport Offices Close to Cherokee

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 - 356.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 456.4 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 508.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 554.1 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 599.7 Miles

Passport Expediting in Cherokee, Iowa

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Cherokee 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 are 2 passport offices in Cherokee.

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee?

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 Cherokee, 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 Cherokee?

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 Cherokee?

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 Cherokee.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Storm Lake - (17.2 mi)
Citizens First National Bank
1821 N Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
(712) 213-0133
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Storm Lake Supercenter - (17.3 mi)
Photo Center
1831 Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11330 - Storm Lake - (17.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lake Ave & Milwaukee Ave
800 Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
(712) 732-0005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Le Mars Supercenter - (26.9 mi)
Photo Center
1111 Holton Dr
Le Mars IA 51031
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Spencer Supercenter - (30.3 mi)
Photo Center
500 11th St Sw
Spencer IA 51301
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11153 - Spencer - (31.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of U S Hwy 71 & East 8Th St
800 Grand Ave
Spencer IA 51301
(712) 262-0231
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Sioux Center Supercenter - (33 mi)
Photo Center
255 - 16th St Sw
Sioux Center IA 51250
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Sioux City Supercenter - (37 mi)
Photo Center
3101 Floyd Blvd
Sioux City IA 51108
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5470 - Sioux City - (37.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lakeport & Morningside
4650 Morningside Ave
Sioux City IA 51106
(712) 276-7744
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Sioux City - (37.7 mi)
Lakeport Center Shopping Center Between Olive Garden And Old Chicago
5006 Sergeant Rd
Sioux City IA 51106
(712) 255-8150
Price: Cost varies by location