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Sandia, Texas Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Sandia

Residents of Sandia in Jim Wells County, Texas have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Sandia 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 1 passport office here in Sandia, there are (486) 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 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 Sandia, Texas and Expedited Passport service options for Sandia.

How to Get a Passport in Sandia, Texas

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

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 Sandia 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 Sandia 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 Office in Sandia, TX

Sandia MPO
12140 Highway 359
Sandia TX, 78383

Looking for a passport office in Sandia? 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 is only a single passport office in Sandia.

Sandia MPO
12140 Highway 359
Sandia, TX 78383

Other passport offices near Sandia Texas:

Orange Grove Post Office - Orange Grove - 6.1 Miles
Mathis Post Office - Mathis - 6.5 Miles
Jim Wells County District Clerk - Alice - 19.7 Miles
Alice Post Office - Alice - 19.7 Miles
Robstown MPO - Robstown - 21.9 Miles
Beeville Post Office - Beeville - 23 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Sandia

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Sandia for their passport application sealing needs.

Morgan Farm Colonia Texas, Robstown Texas, Loma Linda East Colonia Texas, Portland Texas, Ingleside Texas, Aransas Pass Texas, Port Aransas Texas, Pleasanton Texas, Charlotte Texas, Bloomington Texas, Somerset Texas, Moore Texas, San Carlos Number 1 Colonia Texas, New Berlin Texas, El Francés Tamaulipas, El Francés y Buenos Aires Tamaulipas, El Canelo Tamaulipas, El Bayito Tamaulipas, Alamo Heights Texas, El Paso de los Indios Tamaulipas

Regional Passport Offices Close to Sandia

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 - 169 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 289.2 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 428.6 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 458 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 496.5 Miles

Passport Expediting in Sandia, Texas

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Sandia?

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 Sandia.

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 Sandia 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 Sandia?

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 Sandia, 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 169 miles from Sandia, 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 Sandia?

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 Sandia?

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 Sandia.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #10840 - Mathis - (6.5 mi)
Photo Center
213 East San Patricio
Mathis TX 78368
(361) 547-2577
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Alice Supercenter - (18.3 mi)
Photo Center
2701 E Main St
Alice TX 78332
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7766 - Alice - (19.5 mi)
Photo Center
215 North Texas Boulevard
Alice TX 78332
(361) 664-7300
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10231 - Alice - (19.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Texas & Hwy 44
1055 E Main St
Alice TX 78332
(361) 664-2498
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #7401 - Corpus Christi - (20.5 mi)
Photo Center
4101-c Us Highway 77
Corpus Christi TX 78410
(361) 241-9381
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Corpus Christi Supercenter - (20.6 mi)
Photo Center
3829 Us Highway 77
Corpus Christi TX 78410
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7080 - Robstown - (21.5 mi)
Photo Center
1000 North First Street
Robstown TX 78380
(361) 387-7591
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10945 - Corpus Christi - (23 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Violet & Leopard
11133 Leopard St
Corpus Christi TX 78410
(361) 241-0406
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10689 - Beeville - (23 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Adams & Houston
300 E Houston St
Beeville TX 78102
(361) 362-0469
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Beeville - (23.4 mi)
At The Corner Of St Mary's And Hutchinson St
100 E Hutchinson St
Beeville TX 78102
(361) 358-1500
Price: Cost varies by location