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Charleston, West Virginia Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Charleston, WV: Passport Offices & Application Process

South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Ave
Charleston WV, 25303

Kanawha County Circuit Clerk
111 Court St
Charleston WV, 25301

Charleston Main Post Office
1002 Lee St E
Charleston WV, 25301

In Charleston, West Virginia there are (3) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Charleston passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 3 passport offices in Charleston, there are (63) other passport offices in West Virginia 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 Charleston, West Virginia and Expedited Passport service options for Charleston.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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.

Passport Offices in Charleston West Virginia

Showing 3 passport offices in Charleston:

South Charleston Public Library

312 4th Ave
Charleston, WV 25303

Kanawha County Circuit Clerk

111 Court St
Charleston, WV 25301

Charleston Main Post Office

1002 Lee St E
Charleston, WV 25301


Other passport offices near Charleston West Virginia

Saint Albans Main Post Office - St Albans - 10.2 Miles
Poca Mailing Post Office - Poca - 11 Miles
Clendenin Main Post Office - Clendenin - 15.4 Miles
Montgomery Main Post Office - Montgomery - 17.5 Miles
Hurricane Main Post Office - Hurricane - 18.8 Miles
Culloden Mailing Post Office - Culloden - 21.1 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Charleston

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.

Washington Passport Agency - 217.3 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 247.4 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 299.8 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 306.2 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 316.4 Miles

Charleston, West Virginia Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Charleston or any other city in West Virginia 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 Charleston are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Charleston

Residents of the following cities that are close to Charleston can consider using the passport office services in Charleston for their passport application sealing needs.

Charleston West Virginia, South Charleston West Virginia, Jefferson West Virginia, Chesapeake West Virginia, Miami West Virginia, Montgomery West Virginia, Bomont West Virginia, Buffalo West Virginia, Milton West Virginia, Lansing West Virginia, Proctorville Ohio, Ravenswood West Virginia, Henderson West Virginia, Man West Virginia, Chesapeake Ohio, Racine Ohio, Portland Ohio, New Haven West Virginia, Raleigh West Virginia, Cheshire Ohio

Passport Expediting in Charleston, West Virginia

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Charleston. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Charleston, West Virginia

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Charleston simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Charleston contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Charleston 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 3 passport offices in Charleston.
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 Charleston 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 Charleston?

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 Charleston, 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 Charleston?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 Charleston?

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 Charleston.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Walgreens #12454 - Charleston - (1.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Edgewood & Washington
655 Washington St W
Charleston WV 25302
(304) 342-1798
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2148 - Charleston - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
885 Oakwood Rd.
Charleston WV 25314
(304) 340-9925
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Charleston - (1.9 mi)
Next To Camc Cancer Center And Donut Connection
3501 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston WV 25304
(304) 720-8777
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #4207 - Charleston - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
4205 Maccorkle Avenue
Charleston WV 25304
(304) 925-0786
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart South Charleston Supercenter - (4.5 mi)
Photo Center
2700 Mountaineer Blvd
South Charleston WV 25309
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4244 - Dunbar - (5.3 mi)
Photo Center
121 10th Street
Dunbar WV 25064
(304) 768-0023
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - South Charleston - (5.4 mi)
2 Blocks From Dunbar Bridge Going Towards St. Albans On The Right
5312 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston WV 25309
(304) 768-8787
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11750 - Cross Lanes - (8.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Goff Mountain & Washington
101 Goff Mountain Rd
Cross Lanes WV 25313
(304) 769-0590
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5957 - Elkview - (8.8 mi)
Photo Center
221 Crossings Mall Road
Elkview WV 25071
(304) 965-0460
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Cross Lanes Supercenter - (9.3 mi)
Photo Center
100 Nitro Market Pl
Cross Lanes WV 25313
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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