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Gretna, Louisiana Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Gretna

Residents of Gretna in Jefferson County, Louisiana have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Gretna 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 2 passport offices here in Gretna, there are (89) other passport offices in Louisiana 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 Gretna, Louisiana and Expedited Passport service options for Gretna.


How to Get a Passport in Gretna, Louisiana

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Gretna

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 Gretna or any other city in Louisiana 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 Gretna 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 Offices in Gretna, LA

Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court
200 Derbigny St
Gretna LA, 70053

Gretna Post Office
406 Gretna Blvd
Gretna LA, 70053

Looking for a passport office in Gretna? There are hundreds of such offices in Louisiana. 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 are 2 passport offices in Gretna.

Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court
200 Derbigny St
Gretna, LA 70053
Gretna Post Office
406 Gretna Blvd
Gretna, LA 70053

Additional passport offices that are located near Gretna Louisiana:
Station A Post Office New Orleans, LA - New Orleans - 2 Miles
New Orleans Main Post Office - New Orleans - 2.5 Miles
Carrollton Station Post Office - New Orleans - 4.4 Miles
Jeffereson Parish Clerk of Court - New Orleans - 7.8 Miles
Metairie Main Office - Metairie - 8 Miles
Boutte Post Office - Boutte - 17.1 Miles
Destrehan Post Office - Destrehan - 17.1 Miles
St John The Baptist Clerk of Court - LaPlace - 24.1 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Gretna

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

Harvey Louisiana, Marrero Louisiana, Belle Chasse Louisiana, Jefferson Louisiana, Braithwaite Louisiana, Metairie Louisiana, Avondale Louisiana, Kenner Louisiana, Naomi Louisiana, Saint Rose Louisiana, Destrehan Louisiana, Bellevue Louisiana, Laplace Louisiana, Slidell Louisiana, Mandeville Louisiana, Ponchatoula Louisiana, Springfield Louisiana, Saint James Louisiana, Hammond Louisiana, Picayune Mississippi

Regional Passport Offices Close to Gretna

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.

New Orleans Passport Agency - 2.4 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 276.9 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 314.2 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 369.5 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 386.1 Miles


Passport Expediting in Gretna, Louisiana

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Gretna, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the New Orleans Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 2 passport offices in Gretna.

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 Gretna 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 Gretna?

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 Gretna, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Gretna residents, there is a regional passport facility only 2.4 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the New Orleans Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

How much does a passport cost in Gretna?

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 Gretna?

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 Gretna.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #6506 - Gretna - (0.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Stumpf & Westbank
89 Westbank Expy
Gretna LA 70053
(504) 376-2349
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15200 - Gretna - (1.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Terry Pkwy & Carol Sue
2001 Carol Sue Ave
Gretna LA 70056
(504) 366-1535
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Harvey - (1.5 mi)
Manhattan Place
1801 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey LA 70058
(504) 361-4877
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #11426 - Terrytown - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
888 Terry Pkwy
Terrytown LA 70056
(504) 582-0322
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart New Orleans Supercenter - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
4001 Behrman Pl
New Orleans LA 70114
504-364-0866
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - New Orleans Convention Center - (1.7 mi)
Located In Lobby Of Hall F (New Orleans Convention Center)
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans LA 70130
(504) 670-8941
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Gretna - (1.8 mi)
Gretna Marketplace with the Winn Dixie grocery store
2112 Belle Chasse Hwy
Gretna LA 70056
(504) 342-4180
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5387 - New Orleans - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
3621 General De Gaulle Drive
New Orleans LA 70131
(504) 362-0700
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2640 - New Orleans - (1.9 mi)
Magazine & Pleasant Street
3227 Magazine St
New Orleans LA 70115
(504) 899-2610
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5040 - New Orleans - (1.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Felicity & St. Charles
1801 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans LA 70130
(504) 561-8458
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99