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Passport Guide for Columbia City

Residents of Columbia City in Whitley County, Indiana have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Columbia City 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 Columbia City, there are (165) 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 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 Columbia City, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for Columbia City.


How to Get a Passport in Columbia City, Indiana

Getting a passport in Columbia City 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 Columbia City 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 Columbia City will need to visit a passport office.
* Columbia City 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 Columbia City

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 Columbia City 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 Columbia City 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 Columbia City, IN

Columbia City Post Office
115 N Chauncey St
Columbia City IN, 46725

Looking for a passport office in Columbia City? 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 is only a single passport office in Columbia City.

Columbia City Post Office
115 N Chauncey St
Columbia City, IN 46725
 

Other passport offices near Columbia City Indiana:

North Manchester Post Office - North Manchester - 15.9 Miles
Fort Wayne Main Post Office - Fort Wayne - 16 Miles
Huntington Post Office - Huntington - 16.1 Miles
Kosciusko County Clerk of Circuit Court - Warsaw - 18 Miles
Kendallville Post Office - Kendallville - 20.8 Miles
Syracuse Post Office - Syracuse - 21.1 Miles
New Haven Post Office - New Haven - 21.3 Miles
Auburn Post Office - Auburn - 23 Miles
Dekalb County Clerk - Auburn - 23.1 Miles
Topeka Post Office - Topeka - 23.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Columbia City

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

Sidney Indiana, Kendallville Indiana, New Haven Indiana, Milford Indiana, Topeka Indiana, Akron Indiana, Waterloo Indiana, Warren Indiana, Hudson Indiana, Nappanee Indiana, Van Buren Indiana, Denver Indiana, Hicksville Ohio, Hamilton Indiana, Monroe Indiana, Montpelier Indiana, Berne Indiana, Elkhart Indiana, Sturgis Michigan, Gas City Indiana

Regional Passport Offices Close to Columbia City

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 - 106.2 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 129.8 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 312.4 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 410.1 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 446.3 Miles


Passport Expediting in Columbia City, Indiana

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Columbia City?

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 is only one passport office in Columbia City.

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 Columbia City 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 Columbia City?

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 Columbia City, 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 106.2 miles from Columbia City, 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 Columbia City?

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 Columbia City?

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 Columbia City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #6502 - Columbia City - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
286 West Walker Way
Columbia City IN 46725
(260) 244-3113
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7907 - Columbia City - (1.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Line St & Us 30
535 N Line St
Columbia City IN 46725
(260) 244-5491
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Columbia City Supercenter - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
402 W Plaza Dr
Columbia City IN 46725
260-244-7956
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6504 - Churubusco - (8.6 mi)
Photo Center
601 South Main Street
Churubusco IN 46723
(260) 693-3483
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5344 - Fort Wayne - (10.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Scott Road & Illinois Road(Rt. 14)
10211 Chestnut Plaza Dr
Fort Wayne IN 46814
(260) 625-4831
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5696 - Fort Wayne - (10.2 mi)
Photo Center
10170 Illinois Road
Fort Wayne IN 46814
(260) 436-6021
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - The Village At Coventry - (12 mi)
Photo Center
5651 Coventry Lane
Fort Wayne IN 46804
(260) 755-3435
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5510 - Fort Wayne - (12.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Liberty Mills & Us 24
9030 Us Highway 24 W
Fort Wayne IN 46804
(260) 432-7413
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6673 - Fort Wayne - (12.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Getz & West Jefferson Blvd
6202 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne IN 46804
(260) 432-5120
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6522 - Fort Wayne - (12.9 mi)
Photo Center
2811 Getz Road
Fort Wayne IN 46804
(260) 432-6151
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99