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Emmetsburg, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Emmetsburg

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


How to Get a Passport in Emmetsburg, Iowa

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

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 Emmetsburg 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 Emmetsburg 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 Emmetsburg, IA

Palo Alto Auditor's Office
1010 Broadway St
Emmetsburg IA, 50536

Looking for a passport office in Emmetsburg? 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 Emmetsburg.

Palo Alto Auditor's Office
1010 Broadway St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Emmetsburg Iowa:
Kossuth County Recorder's Office - Algona - 19.3 Miles
Emmet County Recorders Office - Estherville - 20.4 Miles
Clay County Recorder's Office - Spencer - 20.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Emmetsburg

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

Bradgate Iowa, Greenville Iowa, Saint Joseph Iowa, Milford Iowa, Livermore Iowa, Rutland Iowa, Arnolds Park Iowa, Saint Benedict Iowa, Okoboji Iowa, Humboldt Iowa, Welcome Minnesota, Eagle Grove Iowa, Winnebago Minnesota, Lake City Iowa, Lake View Iowa, Brewster Minnesota, Sheldon Iowa, Galt Iowa, Easton Minnesota, Arthur Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Emmetsburg

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 - 320 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 501 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 514.3 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 521.8 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 626.3 Miles


Passport Expediting in Emmetsburg, Iowa

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

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

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

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 Emmetsburg 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 Emmetsburg?

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 Emmetsburg, 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 Emmetsburg?

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 Emmetsburg?

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 Emmetsburg.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #11153 - Spencer - (20.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of U S Hwy 71 & East 8Th St
800 Grand Ave
Spencer IA 51301
(712) 262-0231
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Spencer Supercenter - (20.9 mi)
Photo Center
500 11th St Sw
Spencer IA 51301
712-262-5019
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Spirit Lake Supercenter - (28.2 mi)
Photo Center
2200 17th St.
Spirit Lake IA 51360
712-336-8918
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Storm Lake Supercenter - (34 mi)
Photo Center
1831 Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
712-732-5913
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Storm Lake - (34.1 mi)
Citizens First National Bank
1821 N Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
(712) 213-0133
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11330 - Storm Lake - (34.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lake Ave & Milwaukee Ave
800 Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
(712) 732-0005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9350 - Fairmont - (35.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 15 & Blue Earth
1123 E Blue Earth Ave
Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 235-5965
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Fairmont Supercenter - (37.3 mi)
Photo Center
1250 Goemann Rd
Fairmont MN 56031
507-235-2521
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10282 - Fort Dodge - (41.5 mi)
Photo Center
2029 5th Ave South
Fort Dodge IA 50501
(515) 955-6453
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Fort Dodge Supercenter - (41.6 mi)
Photo Center
3036 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge IA 50501
515-576-8044
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44