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Lake Charles, Louisiana Passport Office Information

Residents of Lake Charles in Calcasieu County, Louisiana have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles, there are (91) 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 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 Lake Charles, Louisiana and Expedited Passport service options for Lake Charles.

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 Office in Lake Charles, LA

Lake Charles Main Office
921 Moss St
Lake Charles LA, 70601

There is only a single passport office in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles Main Office
921 Moss St
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lake Charles

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.

Houston Passport Agency - 115.2 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 165 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 238 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 254.1 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 496.6 Miles

Other passport offices near Lake Charles Louisiana:

Bell City Post Office - Bell City - 15.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Lake Charles

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

Sulphur Louisiana, Nederland Texas, Port Arthur Texas, Elizabeth Louisiana, Eunice Louisiana, Fullerton Louisiana, Fort Polk Louisiana, Rayne Louisiana, South Toledo Bend Texas, Nome Texas, Washington Louisiana, Winnie Texas, Broussard Louisiana, Breaux Bridge Louisiana, Henderson Louisiana, Pineville Louisiana, Chester Texas, Dayton Texas, Montgomery Louisiana, Livonia Louisiana

How to Get a Passport in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Getting a passport in Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles will need to visit a passport office.
* Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles

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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles, Louisiana

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Lake Charles?

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 Lake Charles.

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 Lake Charles 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 Lake Charles?

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 Lake Charles, 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 Houston Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 115.2 miles from Lake Charles, 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 Lake Charles?

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 Lake Charles?

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 Lake Charles.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #266 - Lake Charles - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
2000 Ryan Street
Lake Charles LA 70601
(337) 439-4241
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6219 - Lake Charles - (2.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Ryan & 18Th
2636 Ryan St
Lake Charles LA 70601
(337) 433-4178
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lake Charles - (2.5 mi)
In The Same Parking Lot As Anytime Fitness
630 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles LA 70601
(337) 478-0691
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3373 - Lake Charles - (2.9 mi)
Gerstner Boulevard & Highway 14
2000 Gertsner Memorial Dr
Lake Charles LA 70601
(337) 439-7114
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Lake Charles Supercenter - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
3451 Nelson Rd
Lake Charles LA 70605
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #10508 - Lake Charles - (3.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Ryan & Sale
4097 Ryan St
Lake Charles LA 70605
(337) 474-0434
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5455 - Lake Charles - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
1269 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy
Lake Charles LA 70611
(337) 855-1341
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Lake Charles Supercenter - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
3415 Gerstner Memorial Blvd
Lake Charles LA 70607
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #2997 - Lake Charles - (3.8 mi)
Lake Street & Mcneese
4460 Lake St
Lake Charles LA 70605
(337) 478-6042
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7197 - Moss Bluff - (4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 171 (M.L. King Hwy) & Hwy 378 (Sam Houston Pkwy)
120 N Highway 171
Moss Bluff LA 70611
(337) 855-4848
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99