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Somerset, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

Somerset Post Office
201 N Center Ave
Somerset PA, 15501

Somerset County Prothonotary's Office
111 E Union St
Somerset PA, 15501

In Somerset, 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 Somerset 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 Somerset, 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 Somerset, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Somerset.

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 Somerset Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Somerset:

Somerset Post Office

201 N Center Ave
Somerset, PA 15501

Somerset County Prothonotary's Office

111 E Union St
Somerset, PA 15501

Other passport offices near Somerset Pennsylvania

Windber Post Office - Windber - 17.4 Miles
Johnstown Main Post Office - Johnstown - 19.2 Miles
Latrobe Post Office - Latrobe - 20.4 Miles
Connellsville Post Office - Connellsville - 21.8 Miles
Blairsville Post Office - Blairsville - 24 Miles
USPS Frostburg Post Office - Frostburg - 24.8 Miles
Greensburg Post Office - Greensburg - 24.9 Miles
Westmoreland County Courthouse - Greensburg - 24.9 Miles
USPS Midlothian Post Office - Frostburg - 25.8 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Somerset

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 - 118.2 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 171 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 182.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 224.2 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 237.1 Miles

Somerset, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Somerset 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 Somerset 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 Somerset

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

Shanksville Pennsylvania, Jerome Pennsylvania, Ligonier Pennsylvania, Meyersdale Pennsylvania, Belmont Pennsylvania, Lorain Pennsylvania, Johnstown Pennsylvania, Derry Pennsylvania, Loyalhanna Pennsylvania, Mount Pleasant Pennsylvania, Latrobe Pennsylvania, Franklin Pennsylvania, Grantsville Maryland, Connellsville Pennsylvania, Scottdale Pennsylvania, Blairsville Pennsylvania, Frostburg Maryland, Beaverdale Pennsylvania, Madison Pennsylvania, Midland Maryland

Passport Expediting in Somerset, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Somerset.
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 Somerset 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 Somerset?

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 Somerset, 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 118.2 miles from Somerset, 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 Somerset?

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 Somerset?

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 Somerset.

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

Walmart Somerset Supercenter - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
2028 N Center Ave
Somerset PA 15501
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #5720 - Somerset - (3 mi)
Photo Center
110 South Pleasant Avenue
Somerset PA 15501
(814) 443-1634
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #10249 - Johnstown - (17.9 mi)
Photo Center
1650 Menoher Blvd
Johnstown PA 15905
(814) 255-2792
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #10250 - Richland - (18.3 mi)
Photo Center
1198 Scalp Avenue
Richland PA 15904
(814) 266-1454
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Latrobe Supercenter - (18.7 mi)
Photo Center
100 Colony Ln
Latrobe PA 15650
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Johnstown Supercenter - (18.7 mi)
Photo Center
150 Town Centre Dr
Johnstown PA 15904
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4066 - Latrobe - (18.8 mi)
Photo Center
1706 Theatre St
Latrobe PA 15650
(724) 537-5571
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10549 - Latrobe - (19 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Unity St. & Rte 30
2801 Sharkys Dr
Latrobe PA 15650
(724) 539-8467
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Latrobe - (19 mi)
Photo Center
1070 Mountain Laurel Plaza
Latrobe PA 15650
(724) 804-5983
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Mount Pleasant Supercenter - (20.2 mi)
Photo Center
2100 Summit Ridge Plz
Mount Pleasant PA 15666
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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