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Passport Guide for East Chicago

Residents of East Chicago in Lake County, Indiana have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in East Chicago 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 East Chicago, there are (165) 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 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 East Chicago, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for East Chicago.

How to Get a Passport in East Chicago, Indiana

Getting a passport in East Chicago 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 East Chicago 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 East Chicago will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to East Chicago, there is one less than 100 miles from East Chicago.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in East Chicago

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 East Chicago 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 East Chicago 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 East Chicago, IN

East Chicago Main Post Office
901 E Chicago Ave
East Chicago IN, 46312

Looking for a passport office in East Chicago? There are hundreds of such offices in Indiana. 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 East Chicago.

East Chicago Main Post Office
901 E Chicago Ave
East Chicago, IN 46312

Other passport offices near East Chicago Indiana:

Whiting Post Office - Whiting - 2.7 Miles
Hammond Main Office - Hammond - 3.1 Miles
Post Office- Highland Branch - Highland - 5 Miles
Station W Post Office - Chicago - 5.1 Miles
Calumet City Post Office IL - Calumet City - 5.4 Miles
Munster - Munster - 5.4 Miles
Lansing Post Office - Lansing - 5.8 Miles
Dolton Post Office - Dolton - 6.3 Miles
Griffith Post Office - Griffith - 6.5 Miles
John J. Buchanan Post Office - Chicago - 6.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near East Chicago

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

East Chicago Indiana, Calumet City Illinois, Hammond Indiana, Munster Indiana, Gary Indiana, Lansing Illinois, South Holland Illinois, Lynwood Illinois, Riverdale Illinois, Thornton Illinois, Phoenix Illinois, Harvey Illinois, Calumet Park Illinois, Dyer Indiana, Schererville Indiana, Blue Island Illinois, Posen Illinois, Sauk Village Illinois, Homewood Illinois, Hobart Indiana

Regional Passport Offices Close to East Chicago

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 - 16.1 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 200.8 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 388.4 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 494.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 504 Miles

Passport Expediting in East Chicago, Indiana

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in East Chicago?

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 is only one passport office in East Chicago.

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 East Chicago 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 East Chicago?

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 East Chicago, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Chicago Passport Agency, it's not too far from East Chicago and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Chicago Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near East Chicago.

How much does a passport cost in East Chicago?

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 East Chicago?

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 East Chicago.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10529 - East Chicago - (0.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Joerse Circle & Columbus Drive
2123 E Columbus Dr
East Chicago IN 46312
(219) 397-6911
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5628 - Hammond - (2.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Calumet & Gostlin
4445 Calumet Ave
Hammond IN 46327
(219) 932-2007
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10534 - Whiting - (2.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Indianapolis & 119 Th St
1939 Indianapolis Blvd
Whiting IN 46394
(219) 659-3541
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3352 - Hammond - (3.3 mi)
169Th & Kennedy Avenue
6905 Kennedy Ave
Hammond IN 46323
(219) 844-5034
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4462 - Hammond - (3.5 mi)
Columbia & 165Th
6510 Columbia Ave
Hammond IN 46320
(219) 931-3332
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2520 - Hammond - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
6445 Calumet Avenue
Hammond IN 46325
(219) 937-8521
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Hammond Supercenter - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
1100 5th Ave
Hammond IN 46320
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #13106 - Chicago - (4.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Avenue O & 118 Th Street
11801 S Avenue O
Chicago IL 60617
(773) 731-2147
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12109 - Hammond - (4.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Calumet & 173Rd
7236 Calumet Ave
Hammond IN 46324
(219) 937-0337
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Hammond Supercenter - (4.6 mi)
Photo Center
7850 Cabela Dr
Hammond IN 46324
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44