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Passport Guide for Valparaiso

Residents of Valparaiso in Porter County, Indiana have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso, there are (165) other passport offices in Indiana 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 Valparaiso, Indiana and Expedited Passport service options for Valparaiso.


How to Get a Passport in Valparaiso, Indiana

Getting a passport in Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Valparaiso, there is one less than 100 miles from Valparaiso.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Valparaiso

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 Valparaiso or any other city in Indiana 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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso Post Office
2700 Valparaiso St
Valparaiso IN, 46383

Looking for a passport office in Valparaiso? There are hundreds of such offices in Indiana. 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 Valparaiso.

Valparaiso Post Office
2700 Valparaiso St
Valparaiso, IN 46383
 

Other passport offices near Valparaiso Indiana:

Portage Post Office - Portage - 8.9 Miles
Hobart Post Office - Hobart - 10 Miles
Town of Merrillville Clerk-Treasurer's Office - Merrillville - 12.7 Miles
Merrillville Branch Post Office - Merrillville - 12.8 Miles
Glen Park Post Office - Gary - 13.5 Miles
Gary Main Office - Gary - 14 Miles
Crown Point Post Office - Crown Point - 14.1 Miles
Michigan City - Michigan City - 16.9 Miles
DeMotte Post Office - Demotte - 17.2 Miles
La Porte - La Porte - 17.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Valparaiso

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

Portage Indiana, Chesterton Indiana, Hobart Indiana, La Crosse Indiana, Gary Indiana, Michigan City Indiana, La Porte Indiana, Schererville Indiana, Long Beach Indiana, Lowell Indiana, East Chicago Indiana, Dyer Indiana, Hammond Indiana, Munster Indiana, Lynwood Illinois, Lansing Illinois, Sauk Village Illinois, Calumet City Illinois, New Buffalo Michigan, Thornton Illinois

Regional Passport Offices Close to Valparaiso

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 - 35.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 186.3 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 373.8 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 479 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 483.7 Miles


Passport Expediting in Valparaiso, Indiana

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

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

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 Valparaiso.

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 Valparaiso 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 Valparaiso?

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 Valparaiso, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Chicago Passport Agency, it's not too far from Valparaiso and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Chicago Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Valparaiso.

How much does a passport cost in Valparaiso?

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 Valparaiso?

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 Valparaiso.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #6915 - Valparaiso - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
150 East Morthland Drive
Valparaiso IN 46385
(219) 462-2994
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5241 - Valparaiso - (0.4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hwy 2 & Hwy 30
252 Morthland Dr
Valparaiso IN 46383
(219) 464-9776
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Valparaiso Supercenter - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
2400 Morthland Dr
Valparaiso IN 46383
219-465-2784
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6905 - Valparaiso - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
1805 Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso IN 46383
(219) 464-2141
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3680 - Valparaiso - (1.5 mi)
Calumet Avenue & Glendale
1903 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso IN 46383
(219) 462-6172
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Valparaiso - (2.1 mi)
In Front Of The Ymca, 300ft North Of K-Mart
1101 Cumberland Crossing Dr
Valparaiso IN 46383
(219) 464-4245
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Portage - (7.6 mi)
We Are Located In The Plaza In Front Of Menards On Rt. 6
6212 U.S. Hwy 6
Portage IN 46368
(219) 764-3167
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Portage Supercenter - (7.6 mi)
Photo Center
6087 Us Highway 6
Portage IN 46368
219-759-5545
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4560 - Portage - (7.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Willowcreek & Hwy 6
5995 Us Highway 6
Portage IN 46368
(219) 762-2134
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6910 - Chesterton - (7.9 mi)
Photo Center
505 County Road 1100 North
Chesterton IN 46304
(219) 926-1420
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99