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Columbus, Kansas Passport Office Information


Residents of Columbus in Cherokee County, Kansas 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 (116) other passport offices in Kansas 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, Kansas 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, KS

Columbus Post Office
223 S Pennsylvania Ave
Columbus KS, 66725

Cherokee County Register of Deeds
110 E Maple St
Columbus KS, 66725

There are 2 passport offices in Columbus.

Columbus Post Office
223 S Pennsylvania Ave
Columbus, KS 66725
Cherokee County Register of Deeds
110 E Maple St
Columbus, KS 66725

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.

Arkansas Passport Center - 183.7 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 279.2 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 439.2 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 445.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 490.4 Miles



Other passport offices near Columbus Kansas:

Baxter Springs Post Office - Baxter Springs - 11.4 Miles
Galena Post Office - Galena - 13.5 Miles
Miami Post Office - Miami - 17.3 Miles
Pittsburg Main Post Office - Pittsburg - 17.7 Miles
Joplin Main Post Office - Joplin - 18.9 Miles
Parsons Main Post Office - Parsons - 20.4 Miles
Webb City - Webb City - 20.8 Miles
Girard Post Office - Girard - 21 Miles
Crawford County Register of Deeds - Girard - 21 Miles
Saint Paul Post Office - St Paul - 25 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.

Baxter Springs Kansas, Galena Kansas, Commerce Oklahoma, North Miami Oklahoma, Waco Missouri, Bartlett Kansas, Pittsburg Kansas, Loma Linda Missouri, Peoria Oklahoma, Joplin Missouri, Parsons Kansas, Oakland Park Missouri, Webb City Missouri, Nashville Missouri, Afton Oklahoma, Liberal Missouri, Arcadia Kansas, Cherryvale Kansas, Grove Oklahoma, Coffeyville Kansas


How to Get a Passport in Columbus, Kansas

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 Kansas 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, Kansas

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, Kansas

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 Arkansas Passport Center, it's not really close being that it's 183.7 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. Walmart Miami Supercenter - (15.6 mi)
Photo Center
2415 N Main St
Miami OK 74354
918-542-8152
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #7889 - Miami - (16.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Main & E B J Tunnel Av
910 N Main St
Miami OK 74354
(918) 540-9544
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Joplin Supercenter - (17.5 mi)
Photo Center
2623 W 7th St
Joplin MO 64801
417-206-4954
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12713 - Joplin - (18.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Maiden Lane & 7Th Street
1605 W 7Th St
Joplin MO 64801
(417) 659-8453
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9049 - Pittsburg - (18.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Broadway & 20 Th
1911 N Broadway St
Pittsburg KS 66762
(620) 231-1486
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Stones Corner Plaza - (18.5 mi)
Stones Corner: Corner Of Hwy 43 & 171
6031 N Main St Rd
Webb City MO 64870
(417) 659-8410
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Pittsburg Supercenter - (18.7 mi)
Photo Center
2710 N Broadway St
Pittsburg KS 66762
620-232-8806
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Home Depot Shopping Center - (18.7 mi)
Next To Home Depot
101 W 29th St
Pittsburg KS 66762
(620) 232-9797
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3598 - Joplin - (19.3 mi)
Main St & 20Th
2001 S Main St
Joplin MO 64804
(417) 626-7878
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15730 - Joplin - (19.4 mi)
Of 3222 S Main & X
3222 S Main
Joplin MO 64804
(417) 624-6300
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99