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Creston, Iowa Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Creston / Applying for a passport from Creston

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

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 Office in Creston, IA

Union County Auditor's Office
300 N Pine St
Creston IA, 50801

There is only a single passport office in Creston.

Union County Auditor's Office
300 N Pine St
Creston, IA 50801

Regional Passport Offices Close to Creston

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 - 307.6 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 401.1 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 484.8 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 511.2 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 513.1 Miles

Other passport offices near Creston Iowa:

Adair County Recorder's Office - Greenfield - 16.2 Miles
Adams County Assessor's Office - Corning - 16.4 Miles
Madison County Auditor - Winterset - 22.9 Miles
Ringgold County Recorder's Office - Mt Ayr - 23 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Creston

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

Kent Iowa, Bridgewater Iowa, Murray Iowa, Conway Iowa, Benton Iowa, Cumberland Iowa, Stuart Iowa, Earlham Iowa, Adair Iowa, Saint Charles Iowa, Stanton Iowa, Linden Iowa, Lamoni Iowa, Panora Iowa, Spring Hill Iowa, Waukee Iowa, Denver Missouri, Pleasanton Iowa, West Des Moines Iowa, Elk Horn Iowa

How to Get a Passport in Creston, Iowa

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

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 Creston 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 Creston 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 Creston, Iowa

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

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

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

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 Creston 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 Creston?

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 Creston, 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 Creston?

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 Creston?

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 Creston.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Creston Supercenter - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
806 Laurel St
Creston IA 50801
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Osceola Supercenter - (26.9 mi)
Photo Center
2400 College Dr
Osceola IA 50213
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Atlantic Supercenter - (33.1 mi)
Photo Center
1905 E 7th St
Atlantic IA 50022
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #788 - West Des Moines - (39.2 mi)
Photo Center
7205 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines IA 50266
(515) 222-2920
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart West Des Moines Supercenter - (39.2 mi)
Photo Center
6365 Stagecoach Dr
West Des Moines IA 50266
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #6677 - West Des Moines - (40.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 50Th & Civic Parkway
4900 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines IA 50265
(515) 223-8166
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - West Des Moines - (40.6 mi)
A Minute East Of Des Moines Golf And Country Club
6750 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines IA 50266
(515) 453-8426
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Clive And Waukee - (40.6 mi)
In The Strip Mall Behind Wendy's, The South Side Of Hickman Road!
15920 Hickman Rd
Clive IA 50325
(515) 987-7424
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7967 - Clive - (40.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of 156Th & Hickman
15601 Hickman Rd
Clive IA 50325
(515) 987-6807
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - West Des Moines - (41.1 mi)
1 Block West Of Kum And Go Junction Of Valley West Drive And Ep True Parkway
3775 E P True Pkwy
West Des Moines IA 50265
(515) 225-1066
Price: Cost varies by location