Passport Offices Near Arkansas

Finding Arkansas Passport Offices Nearby

Arkansas Passport Offices are in many buildings nearby and across the state. You can submit your application at a post office, county clerk’s office, courthouse, or a public library. So, there is always a passport office nearby. At any of the offices, the processing time can take from 2 weeks and up to eight weeks. The time will be based on how soon you need your travel document.

Arkansas Postal Services

At the post office, you can submit your application and select from two processing options to get your new passport. The first choice is the most common option chosen by applicants, routine processing. If you are not in a rush to travel, then you will not be in a hurry for a passport. This option takes 4 to 8 weeks before you get a new passport and it is the cheaper of the two. All you must do is submit your form, supporting documents, and fee to start the process. The second choice is expedited processing and is mostly used by anyone who cannot wait four weeks to get a new passport because they have a trip before then. The process takes about 2 to 3 weeks after submitting your documents and proof of travel to get a new passport. Since the expedited processing is shorter, the cost increases by $60.00 when compared to the routine at the post office.

Same Day Processing

Do you need a passport to travel internationally in less than two weeks? If you do, a private expeditor or a regional passport agency can help you get one. But to qualify for the service, you must provide some documents that are not asking for at the post office. You must still submit your form and supporting documents. Also, you will send:
  •         Proof of travel (flight itinerary)
  •         Two letters of authorization (only provided to a private expeditor)
  •         A company letter (if you are going on a business trip)
  •         Proof of an emergency
Just a regional passport center requires you to get an appointment to submit your papers in person. To get an interview, you must call the National Passport Information Center toll-free number. Once you get approval, you may get the passport immediately or return the next day for it. The nearest agencies are Chicago Passport AgencyNew Orleans, and Houston Passport Agency The cost for same day service is way more than normal processing at the post office. So, if possible try and avoid getting a new passport the last minute before you travel. Start the process early so that you pay the minimum fee for a passport and try to avoid an expeditor or agency fee.

The following are the locations of all passport offices In Arkansas

Passport offices found in City Arkansas : 57

Expedited Service

You may request expedited service in these locations which will cut down the processing time to 4-6 weeks at an additional fee.

You can also utilize the services of an authorized expediting service such as Fastport Passport which can process your passport in as little as 24-48 hours. Fees vary depending upon the service provided and handling is usually done using an overnight delivery service such as Fedex.

Finding a Passport Agency in Arkansas

The app on this official site provided by the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular affairs allows you to find an office nearest your location or a full list of offices.

It also contains the facility name, address, facility type, phone numbers and hours. You can also find a full list of offices below.

Please keep in mind that not all passport locations have handicap access, on site photos or nearby photo capability. The app will enable you to determine this information as well. You can search by zip code and distance from the zip code, by state and by City. Note: you are not required to stipulate the city. If not you will get a longer list of all cities in the state or cities nearest the desired zip code.

Finding a Regional Passport Office Near You

The advantage of finding a nearby regional passport office is the ability to significantly shorten the processing time. In some cases a traveler with urgent plans can obtain a passport in under 48 hours with “will call” service. There are only 26 regional offices throughout the United States and an appointment must be made. The nearest regional office is in Arkansas.

Authorized expediting agents can process your passport in 24- 48 hours as well which will avoid the inconvenience of visiting a regional office.