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Cresco, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Cresco

Residents of Cresco in Howard County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Cresco 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 Cresco, there are (105) 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 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 Cresco, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Cresco.

How to Get a Passport in Cresco, Iowa

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

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 Cresco 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 Cresco 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 Cresco, IA

Howard County Auditor's Office
137 N Elm St
Cresco IA, 52136

Looking for a passport office in Cresco? 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 is only a single passport office in Cresco.

Howard County Auditor's Office
137 N Elm St
Cresco, IA 52136

Other passport offices near Cresco Iowa:

Winneshiek County Recorder's Office - Decorah - 17 Miles
Fillmore County Auditor/Treasurer - Preston - 18.8 Miles
Chickasaw County Auditor - New Hampton - 19.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Cresco

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

Chester Iowa, Spring Valley Minnesota, Lanesboro Minnesota, Fredericksburg Iowa, Grand Meadow Minnesota, Racine Minnesota, Chatfield Minnesota, Nashua Iowa, Clermont Iowa, Rushford Minnesota, Stewartville Minnesota, Fayette Iowa, Houston Minnesota, Dover Minnesota, Saint Charles Minnesota, Lewiston Minnesota, Lansing Iowa, Lansing Minnesota, Denver Iowa, Plymouth Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Cresco

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 - 219.2 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 405.7 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 535.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 582.4 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 610.3 Miles

Passport Expediting in Cresco, Iowa

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

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

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

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 Cresco 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 Cresco?

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 Cresco, 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 Cresco?

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 Cresco?

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 Cresco.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Decorah Supercenter - (18.6 mi)
Photo Center
1798 Old Stage Rd
Decorah IA 52101
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Rochester Supercenter - (39.5 mi)
Photo Center
25 25th St Se
Rochester MN 55904
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9094 - Austin - (40.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 14Th & Oakland
1420 W Oakland Ave
Austin MN 55912
(507) 396-0197
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11834 - Rochester - (40.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Hwy 63 (Broadway) & 14Th St
80 14Th St Sw
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 206-5132
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12148 - Waverly - (40.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 4Th & Bremer
320 W Bremer Ave
Waverly IA 50677
(319) 596-1085
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Austin Supercenter - (40.6 mi)
Photo Center
1000 18th Ave Nw
Austin MN 55912
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Eastwood Plaza - Rochester - (40.6 mi)
Eastwood Plaza next door to Little Caesars
1529 Hwy 14 E
Rochester MN 55904
(507) 258-1001
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Rochester (Downtown) - (41.7 mi)
Mayo Clinic & Kahler Grand Hotel, Around Corner From Victoria's Restaurant
110 West Center St
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 424-1212
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Waverly Supercenter - (42 mi)
Photo Center
2700 4th St Sw
Waverly IA 50677
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #13463 - Rochester - (42.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of 11Th Ave & Civic Center
1112 Civic Center Dr Nw
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 206-5173
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99