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Ottumwa, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Ottumwa

Residents of Ottumwa in Wapello County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa, there are (105) other passport offices in Iowa 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 Ottumwa, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Ottumwa.

How to Get a Passport in Ottumwa, Iowa

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

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 Ottumwa or any other city in Iowa 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 Ottumwa 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 Office in Ottumwa, IA

Ottumwa Post Office
616 W 2nd St
Ottumwa IA, 52501

Looking for a passport office in Ottumwa? There are hundreds of such offices in Iowa. 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 is only a single passport office in Ottumwa.

Ottumwa Post Office
616 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Additional passport offices that are located near Ottumwa Iowa:
Sigourney Post Office - Sigourney - 15.9 Miles
Jefferson County Recorder/ Registrar - Fairfield - 16 Miles
Oskaloosa Post Office - Oskaloosa - 19.8 Miles
Bloomfield Post Office - Bloomfield - 20.3 Miles
Davis County Recorder's Office - Bloomfield - 20.3 Miles
Albia Post Office - Albia - 23 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Ottumwa

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

Batavia Iowa, Fremont Iowa, Eldon Iowa, Richland Iowa, Eddyville Iowa, Indianapolis Iowa, Birmingham Iowa, Brighton Iowa, Milton Iowa, Hamilton Iowa, Hillsboro Iowa, Harvey Iowa, Pella Iowa, Salem Iowa, Melrose Iowa, Farmington Iowa, Plano Iowa, Cincinnati Iowa, Livonia Missouri, Brooklyn Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Ottumwa

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 - 215.5 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 398.1 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 421.1 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 542.5 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 578.4 Miles

Passport Expediting in Ottumwa, Iowa

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

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

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

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 Ottumwa 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 Ottumwa?

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 Ottumwa, 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 Ottumwa?

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 Ottumwa?

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 Ottumwa.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #1301 - Ottumwa - (6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 63 & 4Th
327 W 4Th St
Ottumwa IA 52501
(641) 226-5077
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Ottumwa Supercenter - (7.9 mi)
Photo Center
1940 Venture Dr
Ottumwa IA 52501
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Fairfield Supercenter - (14.8 mi)
Photo Center
2701 W Burlington Ave
Fairfield IA 52556
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Oskaloosa Supercenter - (21 mi)
Photo Center
2203 Avenue A West
Oskaloosa IA 52577
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Washington Supercenter - (31.8 mi)
Photo Center
2485 Highway 92
Washington IA 52353
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Centerville Supercenter - (33.8 mi)
Photo Center
23148 Hwy 5
Centerville IA 52544
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Pella Supercenter - (34.7 mi)
Photo Center
1650 Washington St
Pella IA 50219
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Mount Pleasant Supercenter - (35.1 mi)
Photo Center
1045 N Grand Ave
Mount Pleasant IA 52641
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Knoxville Supercenter - (38.6 mi)
Photo Center
814 W Bell Ave
Knoxville IA 50138
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Grinnell Supercenter - (43 mi)
Photo Center
415 Industrial Ave
Grinnell IA 50112
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44