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San Marcos, Texas Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for San Marcos

Residents of San Marcos in Hays County, Texas have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in San Marcos can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 2 passport offices here in San Marcos, there are (484) other passport offices in Texas 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 San Marcos, Texas and Expedited Passport service options for San Marcos.

How to Get a Passport in San Marcos, Texas

Getting a passport in San Marcos 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 San Marcos 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 San Marcos will need to visit a passport office.
* San Marcos 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 San Marcos

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 San Marcos or any other city in Texas 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 San Marcos are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Offices in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos City Clerk's Office
630 E Hopkins St
San Marcos TX, 78666

San Marcos Post Office
301 N Guadalupe St
San Marcos TX, 78666

Looking for a passport office in San Marcos? There are hundreds of such offices in Texas. These 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 ofices don't issue passports but 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.

There are 2 passport offices in San Marcos.

San Marcos City Clerk's Office
630 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX 78666
San Marcos Post Office
301 N Guadalupe St
San Marcos, TX 78666

Additional passport offices that are located near San Marcos Texas:
New Braunfels Post Office - New Braunfels - 13 Miles
Comal County District Clerk - New Braunfels - 13.1 Miles
Caldwell County District Clerk - Lockhart - 15 Miles
Guadalupe County District Clerk - Seguin - 17.9 Miles
Oak Hill Station - Austin - 22.8 Miles
Spring Branch PO - Spring Branch - 23.5 Miles
Austin South East Station - Austin - 23.9 Miles
Austin Westlake Station - Austin - 25.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Marcos

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in San Marcos for document sealing.

Kyle Texas, Buda Texas, Luling Texas, Marion Texas, Santa Clara Texas, Selma Texas, Schertz Texas, New Berlin Texas, Austin Texas, Converse Texas, Alamo Heights Texas, Pflugerville Texas, Cedar Park Texas, Round Rock Texas, Elgin Texas, Marble Falls Texas, Comfort Texas, Taylor Texas, Somerset Texas, Castroville Texas

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Marcos

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.

Houston Passport Agency - 134.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 184.5 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 370.6 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 410.5 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 453.8 Miles

Passport Expediting in San Marcos, Texas

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in San Marcos. 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 San Marcos, Texas

What is the application process of getting a passport in San Marcos?

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 San Marcos.

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 San Marcos 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 San Marcos?

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 San Marcos, 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 Houston Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 134.9 miles from San Marcos, 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 San Marcos?

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, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 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 San Marcos?

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 San Marcos.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #5776 - San Marcos - (0.2 mi)
Photo Center
105 Wonderworld Drive
San Marcos TX 78666
(512) 392-7012
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Marcos - (1.4 mi)
415 N Guadalupe - Next To Gumby's Pizza & 7-Eleven
415 N Guadalupe St
San Marcos TX 78666
(512) 805-0500
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12521 - San Marcos - (1.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Craddock & Ranch Road 12
1700 Old Ranch Road 12
San Marcos TX 78666
(512) 393-3701
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4550 - San Marcos - (2.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Bobcat & Sh 80
639 E Hopkins St
San Marcos TX 78666
(512) 396-1335
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #7422 - San Marcos - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
920 Highway 80
San Marcos TX 78666
(512) 396-1111
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart San Marcos Supercenter - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1015 Highway 80
San Marcos TX 78666
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #3505 - Kyle - (8.6 mi)
Photo Center
102 North Us 81
Kyle TX 78640
(512) 268-0390
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15156 - Kyle - (9.4 mi)
Rm 2770 & Fm 150
6205 Fm 2770
Kyle TX 78640
(512) 268-2040
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Kyle Supercenter - (10.1 mi)
Photo Center
5754 Kyle Parkway
Kyle TX 78640
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12517 - Kyle - (10.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of S. C. Entrance & Klye Parkway
5781 Kyle Pkwy
Kyle TX 78640
(512) 268-5749
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99