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Gulf Shores, Alabama Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Gulf Shores

Residents of Gulf Shores in Baldwin County, Alabama have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores, there are (89) other passport offices in Alabama 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 Gulf Shores, Alabama and Expedited Passport service options for Gulf Shores.

How to Get a Passport in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Getting a passport in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores will need to visit a passport office.
* Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores

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 Gulf Shores or any other city in Alabama 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 Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf Shores Post Office
2149 W 1st St
Gulf Shores AL, 36542

Looking for a passport office in Gulf Shores? There are hundreds of such offices in Alabama. 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 Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Post Office
2149 W 1st St
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Other passport offices near Gulf Shores Alabama:

Baldwin Co., AL, Circuit Clerk - Foley - 12 Miles
Summerdale, AL Post Office - Summerdale - 14.7 Miles
Baldwin Co. Circuit Clerk - Fairhope - 16.8 Miles
Daphne Post Office - Daphne - 21.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Gulf Shores

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

Gulf Shores Alabama, Foley Alabama, Elberta Alabama, Dauphin Island Alabama, Summerdale Alabama, Fairhope Alabama, Robertsdale Alabama, Daphne Alabama, Loxley Alabama, Bayou La Batre Alabama, Spanish Fort Alabama, Grand Bay Alabama, Prichard Alabama, Brent Florida, Chickasaw Alabama, Ferry Pass Florida, Saraland Alabama, Helena Mississippi, Satsuma Alabama, Moss Point Mississippi

Regional Passport Offices Close to Gulf Shores

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 - 118.2 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 273.4 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 368.5 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 393.7 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 483.9 Miles

Passport Expediting in Gulf Shores, Alabama

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Gulf Shores. 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 Gulf Shores, Alabama

What is the application process of getting a passport in Gulf Shores?

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 Gulf Shores.

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 Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores?

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 Gulf Shores, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The New Orleans Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 118.2 miles from Gulf Shores, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Gulf Shores?

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 Gulf Shores?

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 Gulf Shores.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #1230 - Gulf Shores - (6.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Rt 59 & Rt 180
1421 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores AL 36542
(251) 968-5946
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Gulf Shores - (6.5 mi)
Rouse's Shopping Center At Highway 59 And Ft. Morgan Road
1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy
Gulf Shores AL 36542
(251) 968-4877
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Gulf Shores Supercenter - (6.7 mi)
Photo Center
170 E Fort Morgan Rd
Gulf Shores AL 36542
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Foley Supercenter - (10.4 mi)
Photo Center
2200 S Mckenzie St
Foley AL 36535
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Foley - (10.6 mi)
Gallery Fifty Nine
2074 S McKenzie St
Foley AL 36535
(251) 970-5877
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1806 - Foley - (10.9 mi)
Photo Center
1300 South Mckenzie Street
Foley AL 36535
(251) 943-6614
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #1318 - Foley - (11.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Rt 59 & Azalea Ave
698 S Mckenzie St
Foley AL 36535
(251) 971-6258
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2899 - Orange Beach - (11.8 mi)
Photo Center
25761 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach AL 36561
(251) 974-1590
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #17739 - Orange Beach - (11.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Perdido Beach Boulevard & Alabama's Coastal Connortheast Cornertion
25801 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach AL 36561
(251) 981-7019
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Orange Beach - (12.3 mi)
The Commons Shopping Center @ Corner Of Canal Rd & Hwy 161
25910-0 Canal Rd
Orange Beach AL 36561
(251) 981-4533
Price: Cost varies by location