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Columbus, Indiana Passport Office Information

Residents of Columbus in Bartholomew County, Indiana have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Columbus 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 Columbus, there are (163) 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 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 Columbus, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for Columbus.

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 Offices in Columbus, IN

Columbus Post Office
450 Jackson St
Columbus IN, 47201

Bartholomew County Clerk
234 Washington St
Columbus IN, 47201

There are 2 passport offices in Columbus.

Columbus Post Office
450 Jackson St
Columbus, IN 47201
Bartholomew County Clerk
234 Washington St
Columbus, IN 47201

Regional Passport Offices Close to Columbus

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 - 178.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 232 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 333.6 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 391.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 417.1 Miles

Other passport offices near Columbus Indiana:

Circuit Court Clerk Brown County - Nashville - 12.1 Miles
Nineveh Post Office - Nineveh - 12.4 Miles
Jackson Superior Clerk's Office - Seymour - 13.8 Miles
Jackson County Clerk - Brownstown - 17.6 Miles
Brownstown Post Office - Brownstown - 17.7 Miles
Johnson County Clerk - Franklin - 18.9 Miles
Franklin Post Office - Franklin - 19.6 Miles
Jennings County Clerk - Vernon - 20.9 Miles
Shelby County Clerk - Shelbyville - 23.3 Miles
Bloomington Main Post Office - Bloomington - 25.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Columbus

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

Lowell Indiana, Elizabethtown Indiana, Seymour Indiana, Geneva Indiana, Milford Indiana, Austin Indiana, Greenwood Indiana, Brooklyn Indiana, Beech Grove Indiana, Monrovia Indiana, Arlington Indiana, Cumberland Indiana, Hanover Indiana, Batesville Indiana, Indianapolis Indiana, Plainfield Indiana, Livonia Indiana, Milton Kentucky, Speedway Indiana, Lawrence Indiana

How to Get a Passport in Columbus, Indiana

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

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 Columbus 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 Columbus 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 Columbus, Indiana

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

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Columbus.

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 Columbus 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 Columbus?

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 Columbus, 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 178.9 miles from Columbus, 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 Columbus?

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 Columbus?

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 Columbus.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #6792 - Columbus - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
4495 West State Road 46
Columbus IN 47201
(812) 342-6817
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Columbus Supercenter - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
2025 Merchant Mile
Columbus IN 47201
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #10857 - Columbus - (2.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Carr Hill & Sr 46
2140 W Jonathan Moore Pike
Columbus IN 47201
(812) 378-0804
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Columbus Supercenter - (5.6 mi)
Photo Center
735 Whitfield Dr
Columbus IN 47201
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6757 - Columbus - (5.7 mi)
Photo Center
2423 North National Road
Columbus IN 47201
(812) 372-7804
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3524 - Columbus - (5.7 mi)
U.S. 31 & Beam Road
2400 Beam Rd
Columbus IN 47203
(812) 378-4701
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Columbus - (5.8 mi)
Located in the Clover Center, with Tropical Smoothie & Planet Fitness
3129 25th St
Columbus IN 47203
(812) 378-4777
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6707 - Edinburgh - (10.3 mi)
Photo Center
15622 North State Road 79
Edinburgh IN 46151
(812) 526-2487
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #6712 - Nashville - (12.1 mi)
Photo Center
292 Van Buren Street South, Box 451
Nashville IN 47448
(812) 988-7463
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11454 - Seymour - (13.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Broadway & Tipton
319 E Tipton St
Seymour IN 47274
(812) 522-0620
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99