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South Bend, Indiana Passport Office Information


Residents of South Bend in St Joseph County, Indiana have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in South Bend 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 South Bend, there are (165) other passport offices in Indiana 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 South Bend, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for South Bend.

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 South Bend, IN

South Bend MPO
424 S Michigan St
South Bend IN, 46601

There is only a single passport office in South Bend.

South Bend MPO
424 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN 46601
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to South Bend

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.

Chicago Passport Agency - 62.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 148.2 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 335.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 452.9 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 482.7 Miles



Other passport offices near South Bend Indiana:

Notre Dame Post Office - Notre Dame - 2 Miles
Mishawaka Post Office - Mishawaka - 3.3 Miles
Granger Post Office - Granger - 8.2 Miles
Niles Post Office - Niles - 9.5 Miles
Buchanan Post Office - Buchanan - 10.6 Miles
Elkhart IN Post Office - Elkhart - 12.7 Miles
Berrien Springs Post Office - Berrien Springs - 17.1 Miles
Goshen Post Office - Goshen - 19.2 Miles
Marshall County Clerk - Plymouth - 19.7 Miles
Baroda Post Office - Baroda - 20 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near South Bend

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

Notre Dame Indiana, Mishawaka Indiana, Niles Michigan, Buchanan Michigan, Elkhart Indiana, Berrien Springs Michigan, Nappanee Indiana, La Porte Indiana, New Buffalo Michigan, Milford Indiana, Long Beach Indiana, Benton Harbor Michigan, Michigan City Indiana, Decatur Michigan, Three Rivers Michigan, Hartford Michigan, Monterey Indiana, Topeka Indiana, Lawrence Michigan, Lawton Michigan


How to Get a Passport in South Bend, Indiana

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in South Bend

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 South Bend or any other city in Indiana 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 South Bend 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 South Bend, Indiana

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in South Bend. 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 South Bend, Indiana

What is the application process of getting a passport in South Bend?

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 South Bend.

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 South Bend 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 South Bend?

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 South Bend, 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 Chicago Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 62.9 miles from South Bend, 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 South Bend?

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 South Bend?

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 South Bend.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #8677 - South Bend - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
1333 Portage Avenue
South Bend IN 46616
(574) 234-7190
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #6463 - South Bend - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
2210 East Edison Road
South Bend IN 46635
(574) 472-3234
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10184 - South Bend - (2.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Ironwood & Edison
1351 N Ironwood Dr
South Bend IN 46615
(574) 234-5046
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - South Bend - (2.4 mi)
State Road 23 In Martins Plaza, Next To Cvs Pharmacy
2043 South Bend Ave
South Bend IN 46637
(574) 277-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8642 - South Bend - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
2051 South Bend Avenue
South Bend IN 46637
(574) 273-0080
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8631 - South Bend - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
4403 West Western Avenue
South Bend IN 46619
(574) 234-3241
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart South Bend Supercenter - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
700 W Ireland Rd
South Bend IN 46614
574-299-1481
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #3437 - South Bend - (2.6 mi)
Ireland Road & Miami
1010 E Ireland Rd
South Bend IN 46614
(574) 299-0154
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - South Bend - (2.7 mi)
Corner Of Ireland & Miami In Erskine Plaza
1290 East Ireland Road
South Bend IN 46614
(574) 231-1216
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6487 - South Bend - (3 mi)
Photo Center
2101 East Ireland Road
South Bend IN 46614
(574) 291-1303
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99