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Bison, South Dakota Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Bison, SD: Passport Offices & Application Process

Perkins County Clerk of Courts
100 E Main St
Bison SD, 57620

In Bison, South Dakota 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 Bison 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 Bison, there are (49) other passport offices in South Dakota 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 Bison, South Dakota and Expedited Passport service options for Bison.

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 Bison South Dakota

Showing the single passport office in Bison:

Perkins County Clerk of Courts

100 E Main St
Bison, SD 57620


Other passport offices near Bison South Dakota

Adams County Recorder/Clerk of Court - Hettinger - 29.5 Miles
Harding County Clerk of Courts - Buffalo - 43.4 Miles
Ziebach County Clerk of Courts - Dupree - 47.9 Miles
Bowman County Clerk of Court - Bowman - 54.3 Miles
Dewey County Clerk of Courts - Timber Lake - 61 Miles
Slope County District Courthouse - Amidon - 66.9 Miles
Grant County Clerk of Court - Carson - 67.4 Miles
USPO - Sturgis - Sturgis - 78.6 Miles
Dickinson Main Post Office - Dickinson - 82.6 Miles
Stark County Recorder - Dickinson - 82.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bison

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.

Colorado Passport Agency - 366 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 680.5 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 790.3 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 808.6 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 824.4 Miles

Bison, South Dakota Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Bison or any other city in South Dakota 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 Bison 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 Bison

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

Lemmon South Dakota, Scranton North Dakota, Raleigh North Dakota, Gladstone North Dakota, Taylor North Dakota, Spearfish South Dakota, Lead South Dakota, Bismarck North Dakota, Lincoln North Dakota

Passport Expediting in Bison, South Dakota

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

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Bison simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Bison 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 Bison?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Bison 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 Bison.
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 Bison 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 Bison?

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 Bison, 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 Bison?

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 Bison?

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 Bison.

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

Walmart Spearfish Supercenter - (82.9 mi)
Photo Center
2825 1st Ave
Spearfish SD 57783
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12906 - Spearfish - (83.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of North Ave & Rushmore St
1430 North Ave
Spearfish SD 57783
(605) 642-0650
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Dickinson - (83.7 mi)
Albertons Shopping Plaza @ 15th St W & 3rd Ave W
387 15th St W
Dickinson ND 58601
(701) 483-7581
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Spearfish - (83.7 mi)
Corner Of Main St & Jackson Boulevard
810 N Main St
Spearfish SD 57783
(605) 717-8771
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Dickinson Supercenter - (84.3 mi)
Photo Center
2456 3rd Ave W
Dickinson ND 58601
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Rapid City - (89.6 mi)
Next To Five Guys And Blaze Pizza
1329 Eglin St
Rapid City SD 57701
(605) 716-5231
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Rapid City Supercenter - (89.8 mi)
Photo Center
1200 N Lacrosse St
Rapid City SD 57701
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9512 - Rapid City - (90 mi)
Southwest Corner Of La Crosse & Anamosa
1125 N Lacrosse St
Rapid City SD 57701
(605) 348-3265
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Haines Ave - (90.2 mi)
6 Blocks South Of I-90 Exit 58
1430 Haines Ave
Rapid City SD 57701
(605) 343-2211
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5643 - Rapid City - (91.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Mountain View & West Main
540 Mountain View Rd
Rapid City SD 57702
(605) 342-6010
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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