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Gainesville, Florida Passport Office Information

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

Residents of Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Gainesville 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 3 passport offices here in Gainesville, there are (260) other passport offices in Florida 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 Gainesville, Florida and Expedited Passport service options for Gainesville.

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 Gainesville, FL

University of Florida
715 Radio Rd
Gainesville FL, 32607

University Station Post Office
1630 NW 1st Ave
Gainesville FL, 32603

U.S. Postal Service, Downtown Station
401 SE 1st Ave
Gainesville FL, 32601

There are 3 passport offices in Gainesville.

University of Florida
715 Radio Rd
Gainesville, FL 32607
University Station Post Office
1630 NW 1st Ave
Gainesville, FL 32603
U.S. Postal Service, Downtown Station
401 SE 1st Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601

Regional Passport Offices Close to Gainesville

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.

Miami Passport Agency - 257.2 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 268.8 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 403.6 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 613.7 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 619.4 Miles

Other passport offices near Gainesville Florida:

Archer Post Office - Archer - 12.2 Miles
Reddick Post Office - Reddick - 17.3 Miles
Lake Geneva Main Post Office - Keystone Heights - 18 Miles
Bradford County Clerk of Court - Starke - 21.9 Miles
Putnam County Clerk of Court--Interlachen - Interlachen - 23 Miles
Union County Clerk of Courts - Lake Butler - 23 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Gainesville

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

Waldo Florida, Hawthorne Florida, La Crosse Florida, Newberry Florida, Williston Florida, Hampton Florida, Keystone Heights Florida, High Springs Florida, Fort White Florida, Bell Florida, Middleburg Florida, Silver Springs Shores Florida, Belleview Florida, Hastings Florida, Baldwin Florida, Beverly Hills Florida, Crescent City Florida, The Villages Florida, Crystal River Florida, White Springs Florida

How to Get a Passport in Gainesville, Florida

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

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 Gainesville or any other city in Florida 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville, Florida

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Gainesville 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 are 3 passport offices in Gainesville.

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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville?

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 Gainesville, 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 Gainesville?

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 Gainesville?

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 Gainesville.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #7178 - Gainesville - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
1621 Sw 13th Street
Gainesville FL 32608
(352) 336-3383
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4272 - Gainesville - (1 mi)
University Avenue & Waldo Road
1120 E University Ave
Gainesville FL 32641
(352) 380-0131
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10883 - Gainesville - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
311 Sw 13th St Ste 101
Gainesville FL 32601
(352) 378-7600
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #571 - Gainesville - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
901 North Main Street
Gainesville FL 32601
(352) 376-1278
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5832 - Gainesville - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1515 North West 13th Street
Gainesville FL 32601
(352) 378-6460
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Gainesville Supercenter - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1800 Ne 12th Ave
Gainesville FL 32641
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4037 - Gainesville - (1.9 mi)
13Th Street & 16Th Avenue
1615 Nw 13Th St
Gainesville FL 32609
(352) 380-9039
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Gainesville Mall - (2.4 mi)
Books-A-Million, Ross Dress For Less & Burington Coat Factory
2603 NW 13th St
Gainesville FL 32609
(352) 371-0403
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Gainesville - (2.7 mi)
Westgate/34th Street
3324 W University Ave
Gainesville FL 32607
(352) 376-9999
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3255 - Gainesville - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
3404 Southwest Archer Road
Gainesville FL 32608
(352) 373-2507
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99