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Passport Guide for McAllen

Residents of McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in McAllen 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 3 passport offices here in McAllen, there are (482) other passport offices in Texas 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 McAllen, Texas and Expedited Passport service options for McAllen.

How to Get a Passport in McAllen, Texas

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

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 McAllen or any other city in Texas 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 McAllen 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 McAllen, TX

McAllen Post Office
620 E Pecan Blvd
McAllen TX, 78501

McAllen Downtown Station
406 S 12th St
McAllen TX, 78501

McAllen City Hall
221 S 15th St
McAllen TX, 78501

Looking for a passport office in McAllen? There are hundreds of such offices in Texas. 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 3 passport offices in McAllen.

McAllen Post Office
620 E Pecan Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501
McAllen Downtown Station
406 S 12th St
McAllen, TX 78501
McAllen City Hall
221 S 15th St
McAllen, TX 78501

Other passport offices near McAllen Texas:

Mission Post Office - Mission - 4.4 Miles
City of Alton - Alton - 5.5 Miles
Edinburg TX Post Office - Edinburg - 5.8 Miles
City of Edinburg Secretary - Edinburg - 6.4 Miles
Hidalgo County District Clerk - Edinburg - 6.5 Miles
Hildago Post Office - Hidalgo - 6.7 Miles
Alamo Post Office - Alamo - 7 Miles
Donna MPO - Donna - 11 Miles
Penitas PO - Penitas - 11.2 Miles
La Joya Post Office - La Joya - 13 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near McAllen

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

McAllen Texas, Pharr Texas, Mission Texas, Los Cavazos Tamaulipas, La Bocatoma Tamaulipas, Murillo Colonia Texas, Hidalgo Texas, Anzaldúas Tamaulipas, Petroquímica Reynosa Tamaulipas, Xochipilli Tamaulipas, El Naranjo Tamaulipas, La Rosita Tamaulipas, Quinta la Cáscara Amarga Tamaulipas, San Antonio Tamaulipas, San Martín Tamaulipas, El Morillo Tamaulipas, El Sinaí Tamaulipas, La Chapeña Tamaulipas, El Ranchito Tamaulipas, Las Minitas Tamaulipas

Regional Passport Offices Close to McAllen

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 - 260.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 400.7 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 487 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 545.5 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 562.2 Miles

Passport Expediting in McAllen, Texas

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in McAllen 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 are 3 passport offices in McAllen.

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 McAllen 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 McAllen?

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 McAllen, 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 McAllen?

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 McAllen?

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 McAllen.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #2942 - Mcallen - (0.2 mi)
Pecan & 23Rd Street
2300 Pecan Blvd
Mcallen TX 78501
(956) 686-7486
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Mcallen Supercenter - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
2800 W Nolana Ave
Mcallen TX 78504
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - McAllen - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
1209 S 10th St
McAllen TX 78501
(956) 631-4877
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #227 - Mcallen - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
5600 Nth 23 Road
Mcallen TX 78504
(956) 683-1762
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9075 - Mcallen - (2.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Mccoll & Nolana
701 E Nolana Ave
Mcallen TX 78504
(956) 631-6685
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3623 - Mcallen - (2.3 mi)
North 10Th & Dove
5528 N 10Th St
Mcallen TX 78504
(956) 994-0101
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9076 - Mission - (2.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Sharyland & Fm 495
2301 N Shary Rd
Mission TX 78574
(956) 585-7743
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Mcallen Supercenter - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
1200 E Jackson Ave
Mcallen TX 78503
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9449 - Mcallen - (2.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Mccoll & Ridge
701 E Ridge Rd
Mcallen TX 78503
(956) 683-9392
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #1108 - Pharr - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
1501 W Kelly Ave
Pharr TX 78577
(956) 354-3900
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99