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Santa Elena, Texas Passport Office Information

Residents of Santa Elena in Starr County, Texas have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena, 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 Santa Elena, Texas and Expedited Passport service options for Santa Elena.

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.

Passport Office in Santa Elena, TX

Santa Elena PO
4753 FM 1017
Santa Elena TX, 78591

There is only a single passport office in Santa Elena.

Santa Elena PO
4753 FM 1017
Santa Elena, TX 78591

Regional Passport Offices Close to Santa Elena

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 - 245.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 373.1 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 486.4 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 513.7 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 541.9 Miles

Other passport offices near Santa Elena Texas:

Delmita Post Office - Rio Grande City - 7.2 Miles
Linn Post Office - Linn - 24.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Santa Elena

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

Santa Cruz Texas, West Alto Bonito Colonia Texas, La Isla Tamaulipas, Ensenada Tamaulipas, El Junior (Lorenzo Ramírez) Tamaulipas, Santa Cruz Tamaulipas, El Milagro Tamaulipas, Los García Tamaulipas, Suspiro Tamaulipas, El Sauz Tamaulipas, San Martín Tamaulipas, Rubén Álvarez Tamaulipas, Los Fresnos Tamaulipas, El Ciprés Tamaulipas, Jorge Alberto Lira Castillo Tamaulipas, La Reforma Tamaulipas, Puente la Tinta Tamaulipas, El Gonzaleño Tamaulipas, Juan Pablo Ramírez Tamaulipas, Arturo Longoria Tamaulipas

How to Get a Passport in Santa Elena, Texas

Getting a passport in Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena will need to visit a passport office.
* Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena

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 Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena 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 Expediting in Santa Elena, Texas

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Santa Elena?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Santa Elena and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Santa Elena.

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 Santa Elena 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 Santa Elena?

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 Santa Elena, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Santa Elena?

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 Santa Elena?

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 Santa Elena.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Rio Grande City Supercenter - (26.7 mi)
Photo Center
4534 E Us Highway 83
Rio Grande City TX 78582
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10944 - Alton - (29.6 mi)
Photo Center
105 Alton Blvd
Alton TX 78573
(956) 580-3539
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Penitas Supercenter - (30.2 mi)
Photo Center
1705 Expressway 83
Penitas TX 78576
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Palmhurst Supercenter - (31.1 mi)
Photo Center
215 E Mile 3 Rd
Palmhurst TX 78573
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #15202 - Palmview - (31.2 mi)
Us 83/77 & Fm 492
2008 W Palma Vista Dr
Palmview TX 78572
(956) 583-0580
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10300 - Palmhurst - (31.2 mi)
Nw Corner Of 3 Mile Line And Conway Ave
4305 N Conway Ave
Palmhurst TX 78573
(956) 519-7523
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10405 - Edinburg - (31.5 mi)
Photo Center
103 West Monte Cristo Road
Edinburg TX 78541
(956) 383-4945
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #4821 - Edinburg - (31.9 mi)
Photo Center
2820 West University Dr
Edinburg TX 78539
(956) 292-0456
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Edinburg Supercenter - (32.4 mi)
Photo Center
1724 W University Dr
Edinburg TX 78539
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11148 - Edinburg - (32.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Mccoll & Freddie Gonzalez
1520 S Mccoll Rd
Edinburg TX 78539
(956) 380-0540
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99