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Passport Guide for Sarasota

Residents of Sarasota in Sarasota County, Florida have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Sarasota 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 Sarasota, there are (262) other passport offices in Florida 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 Sarasota, Florida and Expedited Passport service options for Sarasota.


How to Get a Passport in Sarasota, Florida

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

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 Sarasota or any other city in Florida 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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota, FL

Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court
2000 Main St, #102
Sarasota FL, 34237

Gulf Gate Branch Post Office, Sarasota, FL
2875 Ashton Rd
Sarasota FL, 34231

Looking for a passport office in Sarasota? There are hundreds of such offices in Florida. 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 Sarasota.

Sarasota Clerk of the Circuit Court
2000 Main St, #102
Sarasota, FL 34237
Gulf Gate Branch Post Office, Sarasota, FL
2875 Ashton Rd
Sarasota, FL 34231

Additional passport offices that are located near Sarasota Florida:
U.S. Postal Service, Osprey, FL - Osprey - 4.5 Miles
Oneco Post Office - Bradenton - 11.1 Miles
Sarasota County Clerk of Circuit Court--Venice - Venice - 14.1 Miles
Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court - Bradenton - 14.3 Miles
Englewood Main Post Office - Englewood - 20.2 Miles
Charlotte County Clerk of Court--Murdock - Port Charlotte - 24.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Sarasota

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

Venice Florida, Longboat Key Florida, Plantation Florida, Palmetto Florida, Bradenton Beach Florida, Memphis Florida, North Port Florida, Englewood Florida, Rotunda Florida, Ruskin Florida, Port Charlotte Florida, Sun City Center Florida, Saint Pete Beach Florida, Gulfport Florida, Saint Petersburg Florida, South Pasadena Florida, Treasure Island Florida, Cleveland Florida, Pinellas Park Florida, Riverview Florida

Regional Passport Offices Close to Sarasota

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.

Miami Passport Agency - 152.8 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 401.7 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 429.3 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 693.9 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 695.2 Miles


Passport Expediting in Sarasota, Florida

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

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

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 Sarasota.

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 Sarasota 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 Sarasota?

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 Sarasota, 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 Miami Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 152.8 miles from Sarasota, 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 Sarasota?

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 Sarasota?

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 Sarasota.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #1810 - Sarasota - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
2811 Clark Road
Sarasota FL 34231
(941) 921-5781
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #1921 - Sarasota - (0.6 mi)
Clark Road & Beneva
3506 Clark Rd
Sarasota FL 34231
(941) 923-2885
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3606 - Sarasota - (0.7 mi)
South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) & Stickney Point Road
6465 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota FL 34231
(941) 921-9222
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #1123 - Sarasota Mall - (2 mi)
Photo Center
8201 S Tamiami Trl Unit 501
Sarasota FL 34238
(941) 554-2800
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - S Tamiami Trail - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
8388 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34238
(941) 922-4321
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4979 - Sarasota - (2.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of U.S. 41 & Bee Ridge
3901 S Tamiami Trl
Sarasota FL 34231
(941) 926-2522
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3332 - Sarasota - (2.3 mi)
Bee Ridge & Beneva
3601 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota FL 34233
(941) 921-4681
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Palmer Ranch, Sarasota - (2.3 mi)
South at intersection of Clark Rd & Honore Ave in Northridge Publix Shopping Center
5020 Clark Rd
Sarasota FL 34233
(941) 927-8828
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #4632 - Sarasota - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
8546 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34238
(941) 918-1514
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #1863 - Sarasota - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
3800 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34239
(941) 955-3328
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99