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Lake City, Florida Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Lake City / Applying for a passport from Lake City

Residents of Lake City in Columbia County, Florida have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Lake City 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 City, there are (264) other passport offices in Florida 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 City, Florida and Expedited Passport service options for Lake City.

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 City, FL

Columbia County Clerk of Courts
173 NE Hernando Ave
Lake City FL, 32055

There is only a single passport office in Lake City.

Columbia County Clerk of Courts
173 NE Hernando Ave
Lake City, FL 32055

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lake City

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.

Atlanta Passport Agency - 227.6 Miles
Miami Passport Agency - 298.3 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 386.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 585.8 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 587.1 Miles

Other passport offices near Lake City Florida:

Suwannee County Clerk of Court - Live Oak - 18.9 Miles
Union County Clerk of Courts - Lake Butler - 21.1 Miles
Hamilton County Clerk of Circuit Court - Jasper - 22.3 Miles
Glen Saint Mary Post Office - Glen St Mary - 23.7 Miles
Branford Post Office - Branford - 24.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Lake City

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

White Springs Florida, Fort White Florida, Fargo Georgia, High Springs Florida, La Crosse Florida, Baldwin Florida, Bell Florida, Hampton Florida, Waldo Florida, Newberry Florida, Middleburg Florida, Keystone Heights Florida, Callahan Florida, Salem Florida, Hawthorne Florida, Moody A F B Georgia, Greenville Florida, Williston Florida, Kingsland Georgia, St. Marys Georgia

How to Get a Passport in Lake City, Florida

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

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 City or any other city in Florida 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 City 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 City, Florida

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

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

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

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 City 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 City?

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 City, 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 Lake City?

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 City?

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 City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #4357 - Lake City - (5.6 mi)
Photo Center
283 Southwest Baya Drive
Lake City FL 32055
(386) 755-2770
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lake City - (6.1 mi)
New Publix Shopping Center
295 NW Commons Loop
Lake City FL 32055
(386) 755-9890
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6263 - Lake City - (6.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of S R 247 & U S 90
2094 W Us Highway 90
Lake City FL 32055
(386) 755-0313
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #1817 - Lake City - (6.3 mi)
Photo Center
2233 West Us Highway 90
Lake City FL 32055
(386) 752-8090
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Lake City Supercenter - (6.4 mi)
Photo Center
2767 W Us Highway 90
Lake City FL 32055
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Live Oak Supercenter - (18 mi)
Photo Center
6868 Us Highway 129
Live Oak FL 32060
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #5171 - Live Oak - (19 mi)
Photo Center
1005 Ohio Avenue South
Live Oak FL 32060
(386) 362-5183
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9724 - Live Oak - (19 mi)
Southeast Corner Of U S 129 & Pinewood
1515 Ohio Ave S
Live Oak FL 32064
(386) 330-2766
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5172 - Lake Butler - (21.5 mi)
Photo Center
900 East Main Street
Lake Butler FL 32054
(386) 496-1685
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5169 - Jasper - (22.2 mi)
Photo Center
100 Southeast 2nd Avenue
Jasper FL 32052
(386) 792-2551
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99