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Passport Guide for Columbia

Residents of Columbia in Boone County, Missouri have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Columbia 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, 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 Columbia, Missouri and Expedited Passport service options for Columbia.


How to Get a Passport in Columbia, Missouri

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

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 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 Columbia 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, MO

Columbia, MO Post Office
511 E Walnut St
Columbia MO, 65201

Looking for a passport office in Columbia? There are hundreds of such offices in Missouri. 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.

Columbia, MO Post Office
511 E Walnut St
Columbia, MO 65201
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Columbia Missouri:
Fulton Post Office - Fulton - 14 Miles
Jefferson City Post Office - Jefferson City - 19.6 Miles
Sturgeon MO Post Office - Sturgeon - 20.2 Miles
Audrain Co. Circuit Clerk Office - Mexico - 23.3 Miles
Clerk of Circuit Court Cooper County - Boonville - 24 Miles
Clerk of Court Howard County - Fayette - 25.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Columbia

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

Harrisburg Missouri, Jefferson City Missouri, Franklin Missouri, Portland Missouri, Moberly Missouri, Santa Fe Missouri, Madison Missouri, Florida Missouri, Jacksonville Missouri, Dalton Missouri, Osage Beach Missouri, New Haven Missouri, Brunswick Missouri, Vichy Missouri, Miami Missouri, Crocker Missouri, Lincoln Missouri, Arlington Missouri, Philadelphia Missouri, Washington Missouri

Regional Passport Offices Close to Columbia

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 - 268.7 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 276.2 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 428.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 466.1 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 488.6 Miles


Passport Expediting in Columbia, Missouri

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

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

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

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 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?

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, 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 Columbia?

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?

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.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Columbia Supercenter - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
1201 Grindstone Pkwy
Columbia MO 65201
573-815-1044
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Columbia Supercenter - (4.2 mi)
Photo Center
415 Conley Rd
Columbia MO 65201
573-499-1939
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Eastgate Plaza - (4.4 mi)
Next To Cash Saver, Across From Stephens Lake Park, Near Boone Hospital
2000 E Broadway
Columbia MO 65201
(573) 442-2380
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Rockbridge Shopping Center - (4.4 mi)
Near Hy-Vee At Providence & Nifong
503 E Nifong Blvd
Columbia MO 65201
(573) 442-3755
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Columbia - (4.5 mi)
At Intersection Of Interstate 70 And 63
3305 East Clark Lane
Columbia MO 65203
(573) 474-9799
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5146 - Columbia - (5.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Forum & Nifong
1000 Club Village Dr
Columbia MO 65203
(573) 449-8330
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5145 - Columbia - (5.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Providence & Broadway
222 E Broadway
Columbia MO 65203
(573) 874-3562
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Crossroads Shopping Center - (7.1 mi)
At Stadium And West Broadway
2101 W Broadway
Columbia MO 65203
(573) 445-3755
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Columbia Supercenter - (7.5 mi)
Photo Center
3001 W Broadway
Columbia MO 65203
573-446-5515
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Fulton Supercenter - (13.9 mi)
Photo Center
1701 N Bluff St
Fulton MO 65251
573-642-4270
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44