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Franklin, West Virginia Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Pendleton County Circuit Court
100 S Main St
Franklin WV, 26807

In Franklin, West Virginia there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Franklin 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 1 passport office in Franklin, there are (67) 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 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 Franklin, West Virginia and Expedited Passport service options for Franklin.

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 Franklin West Virginia

Showing the single passport office in Franklin:

Pendleton County Circuit Court

100 S Main St
Franklin, WV 26807

 

Other passport offices near Franklin West Virginia

Highland County Circuit Court - Monterey - 15.4 Miles
Green Bank Post Office - Green Bank - 22.3 Miles
Circuit Clerk of Grant County WV - Petersburg - 25.8 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Franklin

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 - 110.8 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 212.4 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 257.3 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 278.4 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 278.6 Miles



Franklin, West Virginia Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin

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

Bridgewater Virginia, Dayton Virginia, Broadway Virginia, Basye Virginia, Davis West Virginia, Thomas West Virginia, New Market Virginia, Mount Jackson Virginia, Shenandoah Virginia, Elkton Virginia, Goshen Virginia, Greenville Virginia, Edinburg Virginia, Hot Springs Virginia, Arlington West Virginia, Hillsboro West Virginia, Denver West Virginia, Clifton Forge Virginia, Strasburg Virginia, Selma Virginia

Passport Expediting in Franklin, West Virginia

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Franklin. 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 Franklin, West Virginia

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Franklin simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Franklin 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 Franklin?

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 Franklin.
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 Franklin 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 Franklin?

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 Franklin, 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 Washington Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 110.8 miles from Franklin, 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 Franklin?

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 Franklin?

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 Franklin.

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

Walmart Harrisonburg Supercenter - (24.9 mi)
Photo Center
2160 John Wayland Hwy
Harrisonburg VA 22801
540-438-8372
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4237 - Harrisonburg - (25.6 mi)
Photo Center
1100 South High St, Rockingham Square
Harrisonburg VA 22801
(540) 433-1158
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #18425 - Harrisonburg - (25.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Mount Clinton Pike & Virginia Ave
599 Mount Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg VA 22802
(540) 434-4760
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Harrisonburg - (26.4 mi)
Located In Jm Square (Starbucks) Across From James Madison University Campus Off Port Republic Road
1322 Hillside Ave
Harrisonburg VA 22801
(540) 434-9400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #1552 - Harrisonburg - (26.9 mi)
Photo Center
780 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Corner Of Reservoir
Harrisonburg VA 22801
(540) 434-8916
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7947 - Harrisonburg - (27 mi)
Photo Center
1151 Port Republic Road
Harrisonburg VA 22801
(540) 433-2437
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Elkins Supercenter - (27.1 mi)
Photo Center
40 Jett Ln
Elkins WV 26241
304-636-0836
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Harrisonburg Supercenter - (27.2 mi)
Photo Center
171 Burgess Road
Harrisonburg VA 22801
540-433-7453
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #238 - Harrisonburg - (27.2 mi)
Photo Center
1830 Reservoir St
Harrisonburg VA 22801
(540) 432-8989
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Harrisonburg - (27.9 mi)
Behind Applebee's On E Market Street; Across From Valley Mall; Beside Ashley's Furniture Store
1866 E Market St
Harrisonburg VA 22801
(540) 433-6245
Price: Cost varies by location



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