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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Wilkes-Barre, PA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Wilkes-Barre Main Post Office
300 S Main St
Wilkes-Barre PA, 18701

Luzerne County Prothonotary's Office
200 N River St
Wilkes-Barre PA, 18702

In Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Expedited Passport service options for Wilkes-Barre.

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 Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania

Showing 2 passport offices in Wilkes-Barre:

Wilkes-Barre Main Post Office

300 S Main St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Luzerne County Prothonotary's Office

200 N River St
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

Other passport offices near Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania

Nanticoke Post Office - Nanticoke - 8.6 Miles
Dallas Post Office - Dallas - 9.5 Miles
Scranton Main Post Office - Scranton - 10.8 Miles
Downtown Station Post Office - Scranton - 13.1 Miles
Blakeslee Post Office - Blakeslee - 14.1 Miles
Gouldsboro Post Office - Gouldsboro - 16.3 Miles
Clarks Summit Main Post Office - Clarks Summit - 17.1 Miles
Hazleton Post Office - Hazleton - 17.3 Miles
Wyoming County Prothonotary's Office - Tunkhannock - 19.9 Miles
Salem Public Library - Hamlin - 21.6 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Wilkes-Barre

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 - 82.3 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 87.1 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 103.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 150.5 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 168.9 Miles

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Wilkes-Barre

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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre

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

Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, Kingston Pennsylvania, Wyoming Pennsylvania, Plymouth Pennsylvania, Pittston Pennsylvania, Moosic Pennsylvania, Nanticoke Pennsylvania, Dallas Pennsylvania, Taylor Pennsylvania, Freeland Pennsylvania, Dunmore Pennsylvania, Moscow Pennsylvania, Clarks Summit Pennsylvania, Hazleton Pennsylvania, Dalton Pennsylvania, Mount Pocono Pennsylvania, Berwick Pennsylvania, Lehighton Pennsylvania, Carbondale Pennsylvania, Benton Pennsylvania

Passport Expediting in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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

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

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 Wilkes-Barre.
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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre?

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 Wilkes-Barre, 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 82.3 miles from Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre?

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 Wilkes-Barre?

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 Wilkes-Barre.

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

Walmart Wilkes Barre Supercenter - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
2150 Wilkes Barre Twnsp Mktpl
Wilkes Barre PA 18702
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #1591 - Wilkes-barre - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
351 South Main Street
Wilkes-barre PA 18701
(570) 825-3215
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2133 - Kingston - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
620 Market Street
Kingston PA 18704
(570) 331-4011
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7843 - Kingston - (4.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Market & Wyoming
201 Wyoming Ave
Kingston PA 18704
(570) 283-8267
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Edwardsville - (4.4 mi)
Servicing The Kingston West Side & Wilkes Barre Area
512 Northampton St
Edwardsville PA 18704
(570) 288-9901
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1614 - Hanover Township - (4.8 mi)
Photo Center
702 Sans Souci Parkway
Hanover Township PA 18706
(570) 825-9811
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1588 - Wyoming - (5 mi)
Photo Center
1096 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming PA 18644
(570) 693-0280
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Wyoming - (5 mi)
Midway Shopping Center, Next To The Bon-Ton
1078 Wyoming Ave
Wyoming PA 18644
(570) 693-4050
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2729 - Pittston - (6 mi)
Photo Center
351 Kennedy Boulevard
Pittston PA 18640
(570) 883-7846
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Pittston Supercenter - (6.1 mi)
Photo Center
390 Route 315 Hwy
Pittston PA 18640
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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