Bluffton, South Carolina Passport Office Information
How to get a passport in Bluffton, SC: Passport Offices & Application Process
Bluffton Post Office
25 Thurmond Way
Bluffton SC, 29910
In Bluffton, South Carolina there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Bluffton passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).
In addition to the 1 passport office in Bluffton, there are (86) other passport offices in South Carolina 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 Bluffton, South Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Bluffton.
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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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 Offices in Bluffton South Carolina
Showing the single passport office in Bluffton:
|Bluffton Post Office|
25 Thurmond Way
Bluffton, SC 29910
Other passport offices near Bluffton South CarolinaHilton Head Post Office - Hilton Head Island - 7.5 Miles
Fairfield Station USPS - Hilton Head Island - 8.5 Miles
Savannah Main Post Office - Savannah - 12.6 Miles
Oglethorpe Station USPS - Savannah - 15.8 Miles
Jasper County Clerk of Court - Ridgeland - 16.8 Miles
Rincon Main Post Office - Rincon - 16.8 Miles
Beaufort Main Post Office - Beaufort - 17.6 Miles
Probate Court Judge Springfield GA - Springfield - 22.9 Miles
Regional Passport Offices Close to Bluffton
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.
Atlanta Passport Agency - 198.4 Miles
Miami Passport Agency - 387.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 443 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 489.8 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 541.3 Miles
Bluffton, South Carolina Passport Forms & Application Guides
Getting a passport in Bluffton 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 Bluffton 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 Bluffton will need to visit a passport office.
* Bluffton 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.
- How to get a New Passport Guide
- How to get a Child Passport guide
- How to Replace a Lost (or Damaged) Passport
- Passport Renewal Guide
- Passport Name Change Guide
- How to Get a Second Passport
Passport Renewal in Bluffton
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 Bluffton or any other city in South Carolina 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 Bluffton are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.
Passport Service for Cities Near Bluffton
Residents of the following cities that are close to Bluffton can consider using the passport office services in Bluffton for their passport application sealing needs.
Bluffton South Carolina, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Hardeeville South Carolina, Tybee Island Georgia, Garden City Georgia, Port Royal South Carolina, Burton South Carolina, Saint Helena Island South Carolina, Montgomery Georgia, Yemassee South Carolina, Midway Georgia, Rockville South Carolina, Hollywood South Carolina, Manassas Georgia, Darien Georgia, Summerville South Carolina, North Charleston South Carolina, Hanahan South Carolina, Jesup Georgia
Passport Expediting in Bluffton, South Carolina
In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Bluffton. 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).
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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Bluffton, South Carolina
We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Bluffton simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Bluffton contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:
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 Bluffton.
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 Bluffton to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide
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 Bluffton, 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 Atlanta Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 198.4 miles from Bluffton, 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.
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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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.
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 Bluffton.
It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.CVS #4489 - Bluffton - (3.7 mi)
1006 Fording Island Road, Kittie Crossing Shopping Center
Bluffton SC 29910
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99Walmart Bluffton Supercenter - (3.8 mi)
4 Bluffton Rd
Bluffton SC 29910
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44Walgreens #7652 - Bluffton - (3.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Simmonsville & Highway 278
868 Fording Island Rd
Bluffton SC 29910
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99UPS Store - Belfair Towne Village - (4 mi)
Belfair Towne Village, Kroger Shopping Center
20 Towne Dr
Bluffton SC 29910
Price: Cost varies by locationUPS Store - Bluffton - (5.4 mi)
In The Foodlion Shopping Center Near Sun City
198 Okatie Village Dr
Bluffton SC 29909
Price: Cost varies by locationWalgreens #9134 - Okatie - (5.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Okatie Center & Hwy 278
138 Okatie Center Blvd S
Okatie SC 29909
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99CVS #11255 - Hardeeville - (6.8 mi)
40 D. Mark Cummings Road
Hardeeville SC 29927
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99Walmart Hardeeville Supercenter - (7 mi)
4400 Highway 278
Hardeeville SC 29927
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44Walgreens #4813 - Hilton Head - (7.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Palmetto & William Hil
11 Palmetto Bay Rd
Hilton Head SC 29928
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99UPS Store - Hilton Head Island - (7.8 mi)
Park Plaza Next To Sea Pines Plantation
33 Office Park Rd
Hilton Head Island SC 29928
Price: Cost varies by location