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Kailua Kona, Hawaii Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Kailua Kona, HI: Passport Offices & Application Process

Kailua-Kona Post Office
74-5030 Palani Rd
Kailua Kona HI, 96740

In Kailua Kona, Hawaii there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Kailua Kona passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 1 passport office in Kailua Kona, there are (57) other passport offices in Hawaii 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 Kailua Kona, Hawaii and Expedited Passport service options for Kailua Kona.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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 Kailua Kona Hawaii

Showing the single passport office in Kailua Kona:

Kailua-Kona Post Office

74-5030 Palani Rd
Kailua Kona, HI 96740


Other passport offices near Kailua Kona Hawaii

Holualoa Post Office - Holualoa - 7.5 Miles
UH-West Hawaii - Kealakekua - 12.9 Miles
Kealakekua Post Office - Kealakekua - 13 Miles
Kamuela Post Office - Waimea - 23.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Kailua Kona

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.

Honolulu Passport Agency - 145 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 2051.2 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 2164.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 2210.8 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 2334.4 Miles

Kailua Kona, Hawaii Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Kailua Kona 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 Kailua Kona 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 Kailua Kona will need to visit a passport office.
* Kailua Kona 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 Kailua Kona

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 Kailua Kona or any other city in Hawaii 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 Kailua Kona are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Kailua Kona

Residents of the following cities that are close to Kailua Kona can consider using the passport office services in Kailua Kona for their passport application sealing needs.

Pu‘uanahulu Hawaii, Hōlualoa Hawaii, Ka‘ūpūlehu Hawaii, Kailua-Kona Hawaii, Waikoloa Hawaii, Ka‘awaloa Hawaii, Napo‘opo‘o Hawaii, Waiki‘i Hawaii, Ke‘ei Hawaii, Kēōkea Hawaii, Ho‘okena Hawaii, Waimea Hawaii, Pali‘a‘alii Hawaii, Niuli‘i Hawaii, Hāwī Hawaii, Honoka‘a Hawaii, Pua‘ākala Hawaii, ‘Umikoa Hawaii, Miloli‘i Hawaii, Pa‘auilo Hawaii

Passport Expediting in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Kailua Kona. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Kailua Kona simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Kailua Kona contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

What is the application process of getting a passport in Kailua Kona?

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 Kailua Kona.
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 Kailua Kona 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 Kailua Kona?

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 Kailua Kona, 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 Honolulu Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 145 miles from Kailua Kona, 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 Kailua Kona?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 Kailua Kona?

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 Kailua Kona.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Costco Store #140 - Kona - (7.2 mi)
Photo Center
73-5600 Maiau St
Kailua Kona HI 96740
(808) 331-4800
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Kailua Kona Store - (7.3 mi)
Photo Center
75-1015 Henry St
Kailua Kona HI 96740
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9249 - Kailua Kona - (7.6 mi)
Photo Center
75 5595 Palani Road
Kailua Kona HI 96740
(808) 329-1632
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Kailua Kona - (7.6 mi)
In Kopiko Plaza Across From Hilo Hattie
75-5660 Kopiko St
Kailua Kona HI 96740
(808) 331-2285
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9936 - Kailua Kona - (10.4 mi)
Photo Center
78 6831 Alii Drive Suite H
Kailua Kona HI 96740
(808) 322-6627
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2406 - Waimea - (21.4 mi)
Photo Center
65-1271 Kawaihae Road
Waimea HI 96743
(808) 885-4418
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Kamuela - (21.6 mi)
Parker Ranch Shopping Center, Kamuela, Hawaii
67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuela HI 96743
(808) 887-0340
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9620 - Hilo - (46.3 mi)
Photo Center
555 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo HI 96720
(808) 935-9075
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13836 - Hilo - (47.3 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Kanoelehua & Makaala
301 E Makaala St
Hilo HI 96720
(808) 961-1001
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Hilo Store - (47.4 mi)
Photo Center
325 E Makaala St
Hilo HI 96720
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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