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Passport Guide for Knoxville

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


How to Get a Passport in Knoxville, Iowa

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

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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville, IA

Marion County Recorder's Office
214 E. Main St. Courthouse
Knoxville IA, 50138

Looking for a passport office in Knoxville? 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 Knoxville.

Marion County Recorder's Office
214 E. Main St. Courthouse
Knoxville, IA 50138
 

Other passport offices near Knoxville Iowa:

Lucas County Auditor - Chariton - 19.8 Miles
Oskaloosa Post Office - Oskaloosa - 20.4 Miles
Albia Post Office - Albia - 21.1 Miles
Warren County Recorder - Indianola - 21.3 Miles
Newton Post Office - Newton - 23.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Knoxville

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

Harvey Iowa, Pella Iowa, Hamilton Iowa, Monroe Iowa, Hartford Iowa, Melrose Iowa, Eddyville Iowa, Mitchellville Iowa, Spring Hill Iowa, Altoona Iowa, Des Moines Iowa, Fremont Iowa, Indianapolis Iowa, Grinnell Iowa, West Des Moines Iowa, Saint Charles Iowa, Plano Iowa, Urbandale Iowa, Ankeny Iowa, Elkhart Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Knoxville

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 - 247.6 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 409.8 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 453.2 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 541.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 544.4 Miles


Passport Expediting in Knoxville, Iowa

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

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

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

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 Knoxville 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 Knoxville?

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 Knoxville, 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 Knoxville?

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 Knoxville?

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 Knoxville.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Knoxville Supercenter - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
814 W Bell Ave
Knoxville IA 50138
641-828-7993
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Pella Supercenter - (9.8 mi)
Photo Center
1650 Washington St
Pella IA 50219
641-628-4584
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Oskaloosa Supercenter - (19.2 mi)
Photo Center
2203 Avenue A West
Oskaloosa IA 52577
641-673-9186
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Indianola Supercenter - (21.1 mi)
Photo Center
1500 N Jefferson Way
Indianola IA 50125
515-962-1330
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5943 - Indianola - (21.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 65 & Iowa
1000 N Jefferson Way
Indianola IA 50125
(515) 961-4867
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Indianola - (21.2 mi)
Photo Center
1214 N Jefferson Way
Indianola IA 50125
(515) 961-1945
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Newton Supercenter - (23.9 mi)
Photo Center
300 Iowa Speedway Dr
Newton IA 50208
641-791-5331
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5942 - Newton - (23.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 12Th & 1St Ave
1204 1St Ave E
Newton IA 50208
(641) 792-7379
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9791 - Altoona - (26.3 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 1St & 8Th
101 8Th St Se
Altoona IA 50009
(515) 967-2699
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7968 - Des Moines - (26.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of S E 14Th & Cummins
6200 Se 14Th St
Des Moines IA 50320
(515) 309-5468
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99