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Altoona, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Altoona, PA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Altoona Main Post Office
1201 11th Ave
Altoona PA, 16601

In Altoona, Pennsylvania there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Altoona 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 1 passport office in Altoona, there are (325) other passport offices in Pennsylvania 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 Altoona, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Altoona.

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 Altoona Pennsylvania

Showing the single passport office in Altoona:

Altoona Main Post Office

1201 11th Ave
Altoona, PA 16601


Other passport offices near Altoona Pennsylvania

Gallitzin Post Office - Gallitzin - 6.9 Miles
Blair County Prothonotary's Office - Hollidaysburg - 7.7 Miles
Patton Post Office - Patton - 10.9 Miles
Tyrone Post Office - Tyrone - 11.4 Miles
Roaring Spring Post Office - Roaring Spring - 13.3 Miles
Cambria County Prothonotary's Office - Ebensburg - 13.9 Miles
Huntingdon Post Office - Huntingdon - 19.8 Miles
Huntingdon County Clerk of Court - Huntingdon - 19.9 Miles
Port Matilda Post Office - Port Matilda - 22.7 Miles
Philipsburg Post Office - Philipsburg - 22.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Altoona

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.

Washington Passport Agency - 118.3 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 141.5 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 155 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 201.8 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 224.6 Miles

Altoona, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Altoona or any other city in Pennsylvania 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 Altoona 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 Altoona

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

Altoona Pennsylvania, Cresson Pennsylvania, Loretto Pennsylvania, Tyrone Pennsylvania, Williamsburg Pennsylvania, Roaring Spring Pennsylvania, Hastings Pennsylvania, Spring Hill Pennsylvania, Alexandria Pennsylvania, Martinsburg Pennsylvania, Northern Cambria Pennsylvania, Petersburg Pennsylvania, Beaverdale Pennsylvania, Woodbury Pennsylvania, Philipsburg Pennsylvania, Franklin Pennsylvania, Lorain Pennsylvania, Johnstown Pennsylvania, Belmont Pennsylvania, Hopewell Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Altoona, Pennsylvania

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

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Altoona simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Altoona 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 Altoona?

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 is only one passport office in Altoona.
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 Altoona 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 Altoona?

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 Altoona, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Washington Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 118.3 miles from Altoona, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Altoona?

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 Altoona?

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 Altoona.

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

CVS #4013 - Altoona - (4.6 mi)
Photo Center
200 East Plank Road
Altoona PA 16602
(814) 944-9224
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Martins Plaza - (5 mi)
Behind The Longhorn Steakhouse
1002 Logan Blvd
Altoona PA 16602
(814) 201-2038
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Altoona Supercenter - (6.1 mi)
Photo Center
2600 Plank Road Commons
Altoona PA 16601
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Duncansville Supercenter - (11 mi)
Photo Center
200 Commerce Dr
Duncansville PA 16635
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Ebensburg Supercenter - (15.2 mi)
Photo Center
300 Walmart Dr
Ebensburg PA 15931
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Ebensburg - (15.6 mi)
Photo Center
169 Mini Mall Rd
Ebensburg PA 15931
(814) 419-8337
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Huntingdon Supercenter - (18.2 mi)
Photo Center
6716 Towne Center Blvd
Huntingdon PA 16652
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1919 - Philipsburg - (22.9 mi)
Photo Center
815 North Front Street
Philipsburg PA 16866
(814) 342-2646
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Johnstown Supercenter - (25.1 mi)
Photo Center
150 Town Centre Dr
Johnstown PA 15904
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10250 - Richland - (25.6 mi)
Photo Center
1198 Scalp Avenue
Richland PA 15904
(814) 266-1454
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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