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Passport Guide for Merrillville

Residents of Merrillville in Lake County, Indiana have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Merrillville 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 Merrillville, there are (163) other passport offices in Indiana 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 Merrillville, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for Merrillville.


How to Get a Passport in Merrillville, Indiana

Getting a passport in Merrillville 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 Merrillville 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 Merrillville will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Merrillville, there is one less than 100 miles from Merrillville.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Merrillville

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 Merrillville or any other city in Indiana 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 Merrillville 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 Merrillville, IN

Merrillville Branch Post Office
303 W 80th Pl
Merrillville IN, 46410

Town of Merrillville Clerk-Treasurer's Office
7820 Broadway
Merrillville IN, 46410

Looking for a passport office in Merrillville? There are hundreds of such offices in Indiana. 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 Merrillville.

Merrillville Branch Post Office
303 W 80th Pl
Merrillville, IN 46410
Town of Merrillville Clerk-Treasurer's Office
7820 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

Other passport offices near Merrillville Indiana:

Glen Park Post Office - Gary - 3.9 Miles
Crown Point Post Office - Crown Point - 4 Miles
Hobart Post Office - Hobart - 4.8 Miles
Griffith Post Office - Griffith - 5.3 Miles
Schererville Post Office - Schererville - 6.2 Miles
Gary Main Office - Gary - 6.4 Miles
Post Office- Highland Branch - Highland - 7.3 Miles
Dyer - Dyer - 7.4 Miles
Portage Post Office - Portage - 8.9 Miles
Munster - Munster - 9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Merrillville

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

Hobart Indiana, Schererville Indiana, Gary Indiana, Dyer Indiana, Portage Indiana, Munster Indiana, Lynwood Illinois, Hammond Indiana, Lansing Illinois, Sauk Village Illinois, East Chicago Indiana, Calumet City Illinois, Lowell Indiana, Thornton Illinois, Chicago Heights Illinois, South Holland Illinois, Chesterton Indiana, Park Forest Illinois, Olympia Fields Illinois, Homewood Illinois

Regional Passport Offices Close to Merrillville

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 - 27.2 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 198.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 385.7 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 483.9 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 496.3 Miles


Passport Expediting in Merrillville, Indiana

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

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

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 Merrillville.

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 Merrillville 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 Merrillville?

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 Merrillville, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Chicago Passport Agency, it's not too far from Merrillville and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Chicago Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Merrillville.

How much does a passport cost in Merrillville?

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 Merrillville?

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 Merrillville.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #10176 - Merrillville - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
10 E 81st Ave
Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 769-0013
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4750 - Merrillville - (0.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Merrillville & Us 30
400 W Lincoln Hwy
Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 736-1372
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Merrillville - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
417 W 81st Ave
Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 750-9597
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #370 - Merrillville - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
1310 E 79Th Ave
Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 641-6400
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walgreens #6906 - Merrillville - (1.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Broadway & 61St
6097 Broadway
Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 980-5223
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Merrillville Supercenter - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
2936 E 79th Ave
Merrillville IN 46410
219-942-9030
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #2665 - Crownpoint - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
2272 North Main Street
Crownpoint IN 46307
(219) 661-5601
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #6917 - Merrillville - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
5301 Broadway
Merrillville IN 46410
(219) 884-0004
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4486 - Schererville - (2.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Burr & Hwy 30
5520 Us Highway 30
Schererville IN 46375
(219) 864-1476
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4668 - Crown Point - (3.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Main & Summit
1003 N Main St
Crown Point IN 46307
(219) 663-6669
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99