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Lodge, South Carolina Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Lodge, SC: Passport Offices & Application Process

Lodge Post Office
21080 Bells Hwy
Lodge SC, 29082

In Lodge, 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 Lodge 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 Lodge, 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 Lodge, South Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Lodge.

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 Lodge South Carolina

Showing the single passport office in Lodge:

Lodge Post Office

21080 Bells Hwy
Lodge, SC 29082


Other passport offices near Lodge South Carolina

Hampton County Clerk of Court - Hampton - 8 Miles
Colleton County Clerk of Court - Walterboro - 15.1 Miles
St. George Post Office - St George - 21.9 Miles
Clerk of Court Allendale SC - Barnwell - 24.8 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lodge

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 - 178.4 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 402.4 Miles
Miami Passport Agency - 433.3 Miles
New Orleans Passport Agency - 500.3 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 503 Miles

Lodge, South Carolina Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Lodge 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 Lodge 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 Lodge

Residents of the following cities that are close to Lodge can consider using the passport office services in Lodge for their passport application sealing needs.

Yemassee South Carolina, Denmark South Carolina, Burton South Carolina, Springfield South Carolina, Livingston South Carolina, Santee South Carolina, Port Royal South Carolina, Hollywood South Carolina, Summerville South Carolina, Saint Helena Island South Carolina, Windsor South Carolina, Hardeeville South Carolina, Rockville South Carolina, Bluffton South Carolina, Goose Creek South Carolina, Jackson South Carolina, Hanahan South Carolina, Hilton Head Island South Carolina, Summerton South Carolina, Hilton Head Island South Carolina

Passport Expediting in Lodge, South Carolina

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

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Lodge simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Lodge contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

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

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 Lodge.
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 Lodge 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 Lodge?

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 Lodge, 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 178.4 miles from Lodge, 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 Lodge?

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.

Where to get passport photos in Lodge?

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 Lodge.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

CVS #3861 - Hampton - (10.6 mi)
Photo Center
707 Elm Street
Hampton SC 29924
(803) 943-4446
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Walterboro Supercenter - (13.5 mi)
Photo Center
2110 Bells Hwy
Walterboro SC 29488
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #3585 - Walterboro - (14.8 mi)
Photo Center
555 Robertson Boulevard
Walterboro SC 29488
(843) 549-1546
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9284 - Walterboro - (14.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Route 15 & Robertson
1326 N Jefferies Blvd
Walterboro SC 29488
(843) 549-6781
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5548 - Saint George - (22.3 mi)
Photo Center
5742 Memorial Boulevard
Saint George SC 29477
(843) 563-2208
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3892 - Denmark - (22.6 mi)
Photo Center
18252 Heritage Highway
Denmark SC 29042
(803) 793-4213
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7508 - Barnwell - (26.2 mi)
Photo Center
9912 Dunbarton Boulevard
Barnwell SC 29812
(803) 259-3649
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Barnwell Supercenter - (27 mi)
Photo Center
11391 Dunbarton Blvd
Barnwell SC 29812
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #3572 - Orangeburg - (30.4 mi)
Photo Center
1535 John C Calhoun Drive
Orangeburg SC 29115
(803) 534-0521
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9879 - Orangeburg - (30.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Calhoun & Broughton
1106 John C Calhoun Dr
Orangeburg SC 29115
(803) 531-2079
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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