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Spirit Lake, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Spirit Lake

Residents of Spirit Lake in Dickinson County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake, there are (105) other passport offices in Iowa 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 Spirit Lake, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Spirit Lake.


How to Get a Passport in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Getting a passport in Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake will need to visit a passport office.
* Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake

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 Spirit Lake or any other city in Iowa 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 Spirit Lake 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 Office in Spirit Lake, IA

Dickinson County Recorder's Office
1802 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake IA, 51360

Looking for a passport office in Spirit Lake? There are hundreds of such offices in Iowa. 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 is only a single passport office in Spirit Lake.

Dickinson County Recorder's Office
1802 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Spirit Lake Iowa:
Emmet County Recorders Office - Estherville - 13.9 Miles
Clay County Recorder's Office - Spencer - 17.1 Miles
USPO - Worthington - Worthington - 22.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Spirit Lake

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

Okoboji Iowa, Arnolds Park Iowa, Milford Iowa, Brewster Minnesota, Greenville Iowa, Welcome Minnesota, Reading Minnesota, Little Rock Iowa, Fulda Minnesota, Sheldon Iowa, Wilmont Minnesota, Adrian Minnesota, Currie Minnesota, Hull Iowa, Chandler Minnesota, Winnebago Minnesota, Sioux Center Iowa, Springfield Minnesota, Bradgate Iowa, Walnut Grove Minnesota

Regional Passport Offices Close to Spirit Lake

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 - 344.6 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 489.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 535.8 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 545.6 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 643.5 Miles


Passport Expediting in Spirit Lake, Iowa

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Spirit Lake. 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 Spirit Lake, Iowa

What is the application process of getting a passport in Spirit Lake?

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

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 Spirit Lake 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 Spirit Lake?

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 Spirit Lake, 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 Spirit Lake?

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 Spirit Lake?

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 Spirit Lake.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Spirit Lake Supercenter - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
2200 17th St.
Spirit Lake IA 51360
712-336-8918
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11153 - Spencer - (16.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of U S Hwy 71 & East 8Th St
800 Grand Ave
Spencer IA 51301
(712) 262-0231
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Spencer Supercenter - (18.1 mi)
Photo Center
500 11th St Sw
Spencer IA 51301
712-262-5019
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #10189 - Worthington - (22.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hwy 59 & Oxford
1321 Oxford St
Worthington MN 56187
(507) 372-7496
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Worthington Supercenter - (23.2 mi)
Photo Center
1055 Ryans Rd
Worthington MN 56187
507-376-4588
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9350 - Fairmont - (33.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 15 & Blue Earth
1123 E Blue Earth Ave
Fairmont MN 56031
(507) 235-5965
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Fairmont Supercenter - (34.5 mi)
Photo Center
1250 Goemann Rd
Fairmont MN 56031
507-235-2521
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Storm Lake Supercenter - (45.8 mi)
Photo Center
1831 Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
712-732-5913
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Storm Lake - (45.9 mi)
Citizens First National Bank
1821 N Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
(712) 213-0133
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11330 - Storm Lake - (46.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lake Ave & Milwaukee Ave
800 Lake Ave
Storm Lake IA 50588
(712) 732-0005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99