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Pottsville, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Schuylkill County Prothonotary's Office
401 N 2nd St
Pottsville PA, 17901

Pottsville Post Office
450 N Centre St
Pottsville PA, 17901

In Pottsville, Pennsylvania 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 Pottsville 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 Pottsville, there are (323) 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 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 Pottsville, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Pottsville.

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 Pottsville Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Pottsville:

Schuylkill County Prothonotary's Office

401 N 2nd St
Pottsville, PA 17901

Pottsville Post Office

450 N Centre St
Pottsville, PA 17901

Other passport offices near Pottsville Pennsylvania

Shamokin Post Office - Shamokin - 14.6 Miles
Hamburg Post Office - Hamburg - 15 Miles
Columbia County Prothonotary's Office - Bloomsburg - 20.8 Miles
Hazleton Post Office - Hazleton - 21 Miles
Lebanon County Prothonotary's Office - Lebanon - 22.5 Miles
Montour County Prothonotary's Office - Danville - 22.9 Miles
Sinking Spring Public Library - Sinking Spring - 24.4 Miles
Louisa Gonser Community Library - Kutztown - 24.5 Miles
Kutztown Post Office - Kutztown - 24.6 Miles
Gus Yatron Post Office (Berks County) - Reading - 25.1 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Pottsville

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.

Philadelphia Passport Agency - 67.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 102.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 113.3 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 125.8 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 176.2 Miles

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Pottsville

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 Pottsville 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 Pottsville 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 Pottsville

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

Branch Dale Pennsylvania, Palo Alto Pennsylvania, Ashland Pennsylvania, Lavelle Pennsylvania, Centralia Pennsylvania, Mount Carmel Pennsylvania, Delano Pennsylvania, Shamokin Pennsylvania, Hamburg Pennsylvania, Sacramento Pennsylvania, Fredericksburg Pennsylvania, Albany Pennsylvania, Myerstown Pennsylvania, Richland Pennsylvania, Hazleton Pennsylvania, Berwick Pennsylvania, Light Street Pennsylvania, Riverside Pennsylvania, Kutztown Pennsylvania, Wyomissing Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Pottsville.
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 Pottsville 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 Pottsville?

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 Pottsville, 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 Philadelphia Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 67.8 miles from Pottsville, 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 Pottsville?

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 Pottsville?

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 Pottsville.

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

CVS #1324 - Pottsville - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
28 N Claude A Lord Blvd
Pottsville PA 17901
(570) 429-0215
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Saint Clair Supercenter - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
500 Terry Rich Blvd
Saint Clair PA 17970
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1323 - Pottsville - (4.8 mi)
Photo Center
212 Pottsville Street
Pottsville PA 17901
(570) 385-4201
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1607 - Mount Carmel - (9.6 mi)
Photo Center
West 3rd And Birch Street
Mount Carmel PA 17851
(570) 339-0141
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Coal Township Supercenter - (12.5 mi)
Photo Center
9300 State Route 61
Coal Township PA 17866
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Hamburg Supercenter - (13.7 mi)
Photo Center
1800 Tilden Ridge
Hamburg PA 19526
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1894 - Shamokin - (14.7 mi)
Photo Center
12 West Independence Street
Shamokin PA 17872
(570) 648-6441
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Tamaqua Supercenter - (15.4 mi)
Photo Center
35 Plaza Dr
Tamaqua PA 18252
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1319 - Shoemakersville - (17.4 mi)
Photo Center
1054 Shoemaker Avenue
Shoemakersville PA 19555
(610) 562-2454
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2969 - Womelsdorf - (19.5 mi)
Photo Center
2800 Conrad Weisser Parkway
Womelsdorf PA 19567
(610) 589-4417
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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