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Tipton, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Tipton

Residents of Tipton in Cedar County, Iowa have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Tipton 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 Tipton, 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 Tipton, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Tipton.

How to Get a Passport in Tipton, Iowa

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

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 Tipton 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 Tipton 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 Tipton, IA

Cedar County Recorder's Office
400 Cedar St
Tipton IA, 52772

Looking for a passport office in Tipton? 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 Tipton.

Cedar County Recorder's Office
400 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772

Additional passport offices that are located near Tipton Iowa:
Iowa City Post Office - Iowa City - 18.5 Miles
Muscatine Post Office - Muscatine - 19.4 Miles
Muscatine County Recorder's Office - Muscatine - 20.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Tipton

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

West Branch Iowa, Durant Iowa, Wheatland Iowa, Mount Vernon Iowa, Solon Iowa, Stockton Iowa, Calamus Iowa, Wyoming Iowa, Coralville Iowa, North Liberty Iowa, Baldwin Iowa, Riverside Iowa, Eldridge Iowa, Buffalo Iowa, Marion Iowa, De Witt Iowa, Monticello Iowa, Oxford Iowa, Bettendorf Iowa, Moline Illinois

Regional Passport Offices Close to Tipton

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 - 157.3 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 362.2 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 446.5 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 548.2 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 576.5 Miles

Passport Expediting in Tipton, Iowa

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

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

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 Tipton.

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 Tipton 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 Tipton?

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 Tipton, 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 157.3 miles from Tipton, 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 Tipton?

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 Tipton?

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 Tipton.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Tipton Store - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1126 Highway 38 North
Tipton IA 52772
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #8547 - Iowa City - (17.2 mi)
Photo Center
2425 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City IA 52240
(319) 358-1056
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5077 - Iowa City - (17.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of First Avenue & Muscatine Avenue
2214 Muscatine Ave
Iowa City IA 52240
(319) 354-2670
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8539 - Iowa City - (18.5 mi)
Photo Center
201 South Clinton Street
Iowa City IA 52240
(319) 358-6462
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Muscatine Supercenter - (18.7 mi)
Photo Center
3003 N Highway 61
Muscatine IA 52761
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Iowa City - (19.1 mi)
Photo Center
450 Hwy 1 West
Iowa City IA 52246
(319) 359-1773
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5885 - Muscatine - (19.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Park & Harrison
1703 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761
(563) 263-2724
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Iowa City Supercenter - (19.4 mi)
Photo Center
919 Highway 1 W
Iowa City IA 52246
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5977 - Coralville - (19.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of 1St & Hwy 6
102 2Nd St
Coralville IA 52241
(319) 341-6153
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11710 - North Liberty - (20.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Hwy 965 & Penn
625 Pacha Pkwy
North Liberty IA 52317
(319) 499-6006
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99