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Watertown, South Dakota Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Watertown

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


How to Get a Passport in Watertown, South Dakota

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

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 Watertown 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 Watertown 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 Watertown, SD

USPO - Watertown
405 E Kemp Ave
Watertown SD, 57201

Looking for a passport office in Watertown? There are hundreds of such offices in South Dakota. 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 Watertown.

USPO - Watertown
405 E Kemp Ave
Watertown, SD 57201
 

Other passport offices near Watertown South Dakota:

Grant County Auditor's Office - Milbank - 29 Miles
Day County Clerk of Courts - Webster - 29.1 Miles
Big Stone County Treasurer - Ortonville - 38.6 Miles
USPO - Brookings - Brookings - 39.6 Miles
Roberts County Clerk of Courts - Sisseton - 45.2 Miles
Lincoln County Recorder - Ivanhoe - 47.7 Miles
USPO - Minneota - Minneota - 54.7 Miles
USPS - Madison (Main Office) - Madison - 54.7 Miles
USPO - Huron - Huron - 55.6 Miles
Spink County Clerk of Courts - Redfield - 57.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Watertown

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

Florence South Dakota, Naples South Dakota, Garden City South Dakota, Marietta Minnesota, Arlington South Dakota, Volga South Dakota, Canby Minnesota, Manchester South Dakota, Odessa Minnesota, Aurora South Dakota, Browns Valley Minnesota, Clinton Minnesota, Dawson Minnesota, Frankfort South Dakota, Rutland South Dakota, Stratford South Dakota, Claremont South Dakota, Tulare South Dakota, Tyler Minnesota, Amherst South Dakota

Regional Passport Offices Close to Watertown

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 - 453.7 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 463.6 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 631.7 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 653.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 728.4 Miles


Passport Expediting in Watertown, South Dakota

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

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

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

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 Watertown 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 Watertown?

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 Watertown, 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 Watertown?

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 Watertown?

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 Watertown.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10007 - Watertown - (2.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hwy 81 & Hwy 212
421 9Th Ave Se
Watertown SD 57201
(605) 882-3788
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Watertown - (3.1 mi)
North Side Of Hwy 212 From Shopko
711 9th Ave SE
Watertown SD 57201
(605) 886-9700
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Watertown Supercenter - (4.6 mi)
Photo Center
1201 29th St Se
Watertown SD 57201
605-882-9236
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Brookings Supercenter - (40 mi)
Photo Center
2233 6th St.
Brookings SD 57006
605-692-6473
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - 22nd Ave S - (40.5 mi)
Opposite The Water Tower. During Construction take 17th Ave to Olwein to 22nd .
120 22nd Ave S
Brookings SD 57006
(605) 692-5441
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Huron - (56.2 mi)
Dakota Ave (Main), One Block North Of McDonald's
1741 Dakota Ave South
Huron SD 57350
(605) 352-7447
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Huron Supercenter - (56.7 mi)
Photo Center
2791 Dakota Ave S
Huron SD 57350
605-353-9518
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Aberdeen Supercenter - (62.6 mi)
Photo Center
3820 7th Ave Se
Aberdeen SD 57401
605-229-8170
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Montevideo Supercenter - (62.9 mi)
Photo Center
3001 E Highway 7
Montevideo MN 56265
320-269-3059
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Aberdeen - (64 mi)
Located Just East Of Pizza Ranch
1020 6th Ave SE
Aberdeen SD 57401
(605) 225-0324
Price: Cost varies by location