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Panama City, Florida Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Panama City

Residents of Panama City in Bay County, Florida have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Panama City 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 Panama City, 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 Panama City, Florida and Expedited Passport service options for Panama City.


How to Get a Passport in Panama City, Florida

Getting a passport in Panama City 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 Panama City 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 Panama City will need to visit a passport office.
* Panama City 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 Panama City

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 Panama City 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 Panama City 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 Panama City, FL

Panama City GMF
1336 Sherman Ave
Panama City FL, 32401

U.S. Postal Service, Panama City, Downtown Station
421 Jenks Ave
Panama City FL, 32401

Looking for a passport office in Panama City? 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 Panama City.

Panama City GMF
1336 Sherman Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
U.S. Postal Service, Panama City, Downtown Station
421 Jenks Ave
Panama City, FL 32401

Additional passport offices that are located near Panama City Florida:
Gulf County Clerk of Court - Port St Joe - 27.8 Miles
Walton County Clerk of Court--Santa Rosa Beach - Point Washington - 30.4 Miles
Calhoun County Clerk of Court - Blountstown - 35.7 Miles
Washington County Clerk of Court - Chipley - 37.5 Miles
Holmes County Clerk of Court - Bonifay - 38 Miles
Liberty County Clerk of Court - Bristol - 38.2 Miles
Walton County Clerk of Court - Defuniak Springs - 41.3 Miles
Jackson County Clerk of Circuit Court - Marianna - 42.8 Miles
Franklin County Clerk of the Circuit Court - Apalachicola - 43.3 Miles
Eglin Air Force Base Post Office - Valparaiso - 48.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Panama City

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

Springfield Florida, Parker Florida, Lynn Haven Florida, Panama City Beach Florida, Edgewater Gulf Beach Florida, Laguna Beach Florida, Seagrove Beach Florida, Seaside Florida, Freeport Florida, Destin Florida, Niceville Florida, Graceville Florida, Valparaiso Florida, Eglin Village Florida, Fort Walton Beach Florida, Greensboro Florida, Madrid Alabama, Wright Florida, Carrabelle Florida, Cottonwood Alabama

Regional Passport Offices Close to Panama City

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.

Atlanta Passport Agency - 225.3 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 229.8 Miles
Miami Passport Agency - 390.3 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 457.6 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 505.9 Miles


Passport Expediting in Panama City, Florida

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Panama City?

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

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 Panama City 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 Panama City?

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 Panama City, 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 Panama City?

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 Panama City?

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 Panama City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #5183 - Panama City - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
660 East Business Highway 98
Panama City FL 32401
(850) 522-9014
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Panama City Supercenter - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
513 W 23rd St
Panama City FL 32405
850-691-0722
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #711 - Panama City - (2 mi)
Photo Center
1347 West 15th Street
Panama City FL 32401
(850) 747-1124
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Panama City Square Shopping City - (2.1 mi)
Panama City Square Shopping Center Next To Five Guys
653 W 23rd St
Panama City FL 32405
(850) 784-4877
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5204 - Panama City - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
955 West 23rd Street
Panama City FL 32405
(850) 769-3366
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Callaway Supercenter - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
725 No. Tyndall Pkwy
Callaway FL 32404
850-785-4713
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9619 - Panama City - (2.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Tyndall & Wewahitchka
301 N Tyndall Pkwy
Panama City FL 32404
(850) 522-5321
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Panama City - (3 mi)
Behind Beef O'Brady's
844 N Tyndall Pkwy
Panama City FL 32404
(850) 785-6000
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #4500 - Panama City - (3 mi)
Photo Center
302 North Tyndall Parkway
Panama City FL 32404
(850) 871-5525
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lynn Haven - (3.7 mi)
Serving Panama City And Lynn Haven. In The Publix Shopping Center
2310 S Hwy 77
Lynn Haven FL 32444
(850) 265-3011
Price: Cost varies by location