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Lakeland, Florida Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Lakeland

Residents of Lakeland in Polk County, Florida have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Lakeland 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 2 passport offices here in Lakeland, there are (262) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Lakeland, Florida and Expedited Passport service options for Lakeland.


How to Get a Passport in Lakeland, Florida

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

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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland 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 Offices in Lakeland, FL

Lakeland Post Office
2800 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland FL, 33805

Polk County Clerk of Court--Lakeland
930 E Parker St, #240
Lakeland FL, 33801

Looking for a passport office in Lakeland? There are hundreds of such offices in Florida. 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 are 2 passport offices in Lakeland.

Lakeland Post Office
2800 Lakeland Hills Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33805
Polk County Clerk of Court--Lakeland
930 E Parker St, #240
Lakeland, FL 33801

Additional passport offices that are located near Lakeland Florida:
Polk County Clerk of Courts - Bartow - 9 Miles
Polk City Post Office - Polk City - 9.3 Miles
Winter Haven Post Office - Winter Haven - 9.4 Miles
Polk County Clerk of Court--Winter Haven - Winter Haven - 10.7 Miles
Clerk of Circuit Court - Plant City Branch - Plant City - 11.5 Miles
Plant City Post Office - Plant City - 11.6 Miles
Haines City Post Office - Haines City - 15.2 Miles
Lithia Post Office - Lithia - 17.2 Miles
U.S. Postal Service, Valrico,FL - Valrico - 19.1 Miles
U.S. Postal Service, Zephyrhills, FL - Zephyrhills - 19.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Lakeland

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

Lakeland Florida, Auburndale Florida, Jan-Phyl Village Florida, Eagle Lake Florida, Winter Haven Florida, Polk City Florida, Lake Alfred Florida, Plant City Florida, Dundee Florida, Haines City Florida, Dover Florida, Davenport Florida, Fort Meade Florida, Lake Wales Florida, Zephyrhills Florida, Highland Park Florida, Brandon Florida, Bowling Green Florida, Riverview Florida, Wesley Chapel Florida

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lakeland

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.

Miami Passport Agency - 163.1 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 366.3 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 443.3 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 691.1 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 695.2 Miles


Passport Expediting in Lakeland, Florida

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

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Lakeland.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Lakeland 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 Lakeland?

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 Lakeland, 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 Miami Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 163.1 miles from Lakeland, 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 Lakeland?

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 Lakeland?

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 Lakeland.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #4399 - Lakeland - (0.6 mi)
U.S. Highway 92 & Combee Road
2425 Us Highway 92 E
Lakeland FL 33801
(863) 666-6670
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5122 - Lakeland - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
2536 Us Highway 92 East
Lakeland FL 33801
(863) 665-3171
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #163 - Lakeland - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
1635 Bartow Road
Lakeland FL 33801
(863) 686-5161
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3093 - Lakeland - (2.8 mi)
Memorial Highway & Massachusetts
311 E Memorial Blvd
Lakeland FL 33801
(863) 688-1386
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5657 - Lakeland - (2.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Florida Avenue & Ariana
101 Ariana St
Lakeland FL 33803
(863) 688-5525
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Lakeland Supercenter - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
3501 S Florida Ave
Lakeland FL 33803
863-646-0828
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4700 - Lakeland - (4.1 mi)
Northeast Corner S Florida & E Highland
4340 S Florida Ave
Lakeland FL 33813
(863) 644-7549
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lakeland - (4.3 mi)
Across From Lakeside Village Between Target & Publix
3616 Harden Blvd
Lakeland FL 33803
(863) 709-1141
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #304 - Lakeland - (4.5 mi)
Photo Center
101 N. Wabash Ave
Lakeland FL 33815
(863) 686-3131
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lakeland - (4.6 mi)
Lake Miriam Square ~ South Of The Polk Parkway
4798 S Florida Ave
Lakeland FL 33813
(863) 647-1108
Price: Cost varies by location