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Columbus, Nebraska Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Columbus, NE: Passport Offices & Application Process

Platte County District Court
2610 14th St
Columbus NE, 68601

USPO - Columbus
1555 24th Ave
Columbus NE, 68601

In Columbus, Nebraska there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Columbus passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 2 passport offices in Columbus, there are (102) other passport offices in Nebraska 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 Columbus, Nebraska and Expedited Passport service options for Columbus.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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 Offices in Columbus Nebraska

Showing 2 passport offices in Columbus:

Platte County District Court

2610 14th St
Columbus, NE 68601

USPO - Columbus

1555 24th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601

Other passport offices near Columbus Nebraska

USPO - Schuyler - Schuyler - 10.4 Miles
Colfax County District Court - Schuyler - 10.6 Miles
Polk County District Court - Osceola - 20.7 Miles
Madison County Clerk of Court - Madison - 23.4 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Columbus

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.

Colorado Passport Agency - 360.6 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 433.4 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 463.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 521.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 637.3 Miles

Columbus, Nebraska Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Columbus or any other city in Nebraska 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 Columbus are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Columbus

Residents of the following cities that are close to Columbus can consider using the passport office services in Columbus for their passport application sealing needs.

Duncan Nebraska, Monroe Nebraska, Rogers Nebraska, Surprise Nebraska, Weston Nebraska, Scribner Nebraska, Valparaiso Nebraska, Garland Nebraska, Norfolk Nebraska, Waco Nebraska, Ithaca Nebraska, Arlington Nebraska, Petersburg Nebraska, Marquette Nebraska, Milford Nebraska, Oakland Nebraska, Hampton Nebraska, Memphis Nebraska, Waterloo Nebraska, Henderson Nebraska

Passport Expediting in Columbus, Nebraska

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Columbus. 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).

Need it Fast? Expedite Now or Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Columbus, Nebraska

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Columbus simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Columbus contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Columbus 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 2 passport offices in Columbus.
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 Columbus 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 Columbus?

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 Columbus, 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 Columbus?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 Columbus?

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 Columbus.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Walmart Columbus Supercenter - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
818 E 23rd St
Columbus NE 68601
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Columbus - (2.3 mi)
Next To Cornerstop/Long John Silvers Off Hwy 30 (23rd Street)
118 23rd St #800 Cherry Creek Plaza
Columbus NE 68601
(402) 564-0112
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12115 - Columbus - (3.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of 23Rd Ave & Us30
2320 23Rd St
Columbus NE 68601
(402) 563-3588
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10441 - Columbus - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
2307 23rd Street
Columbus NE 68601
(402) 564-5105
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Norfolk - (34.1 mi)
Pasewalk Plaza - S 13th St (Johnny Carson Blvd) & Pasewalk Ave
710 S 13th St
Norfolk NE 68701
(402) 844-4111
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Norfolk Supercenter - (34.2 mi)
Photo Center
2400 W Pasewalk Ave
Norfolk NE 68701
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10293 - Norfolk - (34.5 mi)
Photo Center
1301 West Norfolk Ave
Norfolk NE 68701
(402) 371-9438
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4531 - Norfolk - (34.6 mi)
Northwest Corner N 13Th & Norfolk
1300 W Norfolk Ave
Norfolk NE 68701
(402) 371-2340
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Seward Supercenter - (36.4 mi)
Photo Center
1326 280th
Seward NE 68434
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9899 - Fremont - (36.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lincoln Ave & 23Rd St
1525 E 23Rd St
Fremont NE 68025
(402) 721-8872
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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