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Waterloo, Iowa Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Waterloo

Residents of Waterloo in Black Hawk County, Iowa have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Waterloo 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 2 passport offices here in Waterloo, there are (103) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Waterloo, Iowa and Expedited Passport service options for Waterloo.


How to Get a Passport in Waterloo, Iowa

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

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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Offices in Waterloo, IA

Black Hawk County Recorder's Office
316 E 5th St
Waterloo IA, 50703

Waterloo
300 Sycamore St
Waterloo IA, 50703

Looking for a passport office in Waterloo? 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 are 2 passport offices in Waterloo.

Black Hawk County Recorder's Office
316 E 5th St
Waterloo, IA 50703
Waterloo
300 Sycamore St
Waterloo, IA 50703

Other passport offices near Waterloo Iowa:

Bremer County Recorder's Office - Waverly - 13.4 Miles
Benton County Recorder - Vinton - 25.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Waterloo

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

Evansdale Iowa, Cedar Falls Iowa, Denver Iowa, Janesville Iowa, Hudson Iowa, La Porte City Iowa, Oelwein Iowa, Brandon Iowa, Parkersburg Iowa, Aurora Iowa, Holland Iowa, Fredericksburg Iowa, Lincoln Iowa, Urbana Iowa, Nashua Iowa, Fayette Iowa, Arlington Iowa, Center Point Iowa, Ackley Iowa, Geneva Iowa

Regional Passport Offices Close to Waterloo

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 - 210.4 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 408.6 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 486.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 590.7 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 593.1 Miles


Passport Expediting in Waterloo, Iowa

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Waterloo 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 are 2 passport offices in Waterloo.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Waterloo 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 Waterloo?

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 Waterloo, 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 Waterloo?

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 Waterloo?

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 Waterloo.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10855 - Waterloo - (3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Logan & Donald
1850 Logan Ave
Waterloo IA 50703
(319) 296-7761
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8546 - Waterloo - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
207 Franklin Street
Waterloo IA 50703
(319) 234-4736
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8544 - Waterloo - (5.3 mi)
Photo Center
1825 E. San Marnan Dr
Waterloo IA 50702
(319) 235-6248
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7455 - Waterloo - (6 mi)
Of Kimball & Ridgeway
111 W Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo IA 50701
(319) 433-0490
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Waterloo Supercenter - (6 mi)
Photo Center
1334 Flammang Dr
Waterloo IA 50702
319-287-3887
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #3590 - Waterloo - (6.1 mi)
University & Progress
3910 University Ave
Waterloo IA 50701
(319) 236-9927
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Waterloo - (6.5 mi)
Next To The Golden China Restaurant
104 Brookeridge Dr
Waterloo IA 50702
(319) 235-1800
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Cedar Falls - (7.5 mi)
Just East Of Hwy 58, Next To Subway
6820 University Ave
Cedar Falls IA 50613
(319) 268-1705
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Cedar Falls Supercenter - (8.1 mi)
Photo Center
525 Brandilynn Blvd
Cedar Falls IA 50613
319-277-7082
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #8538 - Cedar Falls - (8.7 mi)
Photo Center
2302 West First Street
Cedar Falls IA 50613
(319) 277-5181
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99