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State College, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

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

State College Main Post Office
237 S Fraser St
State College PA, 16801

In State College, 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 State College 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 State College, 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 State College, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for State College.

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 State College Pennsylvania

Showing the single passport office in State College:

State College Main Post Office

237 S Fraser St
State College, PA 16801


Other passport offices near State College Pennsylvania

Centre County Prothonotary's Office - Bellefonte - 7.1 Miles
Port Matilda Post Office - Port Matilda - 10.1 Miles
Mifflin County Prothonotary's Office - Lewistown - 17 Miles
Philipsburg Post Office - Philipsburg - 18.5 Miles
Tyrone Post Office - Tyrone - 20 Miles
Huntingdon County Clerk of Court - Huntingdon - 20.7 Miles
Huntingdon Post Office - Huntingdon - 20.7 Miles
Mill Hall Post Office - Mill Hall - 24.1 Miles
Juniata County Clerk of Courts - Mifflintown - 24.2 Miles
Mount Union Post Office - Mt Union - 25.2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to State College

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 - 119.9 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 133.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 133.6 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 173.9 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 195.5 Miles

State College, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in State College 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 State College 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 State College will need to visit a passport office.
* State College 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 State College

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 State College 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 State College 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 State College

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

State College Pennsylvania, Zion Pennsylvania, Highland Park Pennsylvania, Petersburg Pennsylvania, Philipsburg Pennsylvania, Alexandria Pennsylvania, Tyrone Pennsylvania, Williamsburg Pennsylvania, Altoona Pennsylvania, Jersey Shore Pennsylvania, Mifflinburg Pennsylvania, Martinsburg Pennsylvania, Newport Pennsylvania, Roaring Spring Pennsylvania, New Berlin Pennsylvania, Cresson Pennsylvania, Loretto Pennsylvania, Hastings Pennsylvania, Woodbury Pennsylvania, Millersburg Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in State College, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 State College.
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 State College 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 State College?

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 State College, 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 119.9 miles from State College, 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 State College?

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 State College?

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 State College.

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

CVS #1688 - State College - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
1630 S. Atherton St
State College PA 16801
(814) 237-1479
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - State College - (1.4 mi)
Hamilton Square Shopping Center
210 W Hamilton Ave
State College PA 16801
(814) 237-2552
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5459 - State College - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
116 West College Avenue
State College PA 16801
(814) 238-6797
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1916 - State College - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
1101 N. Atherton St
State College PA 16803
(814) 234-4761
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart State College Supercenter - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
373 Benner Pike
State College PA 16801
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart State College Supercenter - (3 mi)
Photo Center
1665 N Atherton St
State College PA 16803
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - State College North across from Wegmans - (3.4 mi)
Across From Wegmans In The Colonnades
19 Colonnade Way
State College PA 16803
(814) 238-8001
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1684 - Bellefonte - (6.9 mi)
Photo Center
127 South Potter Street
Bellefonte PA 16823
(814) 355-8244
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1687 - Burnham - (15.7 mi)
Photo Center
404 North Logan Boulevard
Burnham PA 17009
(717) 248-3991
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Lewistown Supercenter - (16.6 mi)
Photo Center
10180 Us Highway 522 S
Lewistown PA 17044
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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