How To Get A Passport In Alabama

We understand not everyone has an interest in having us help them with obtaining, renewing or replacing their passport for them. We’ve created a guide for every state and city, to help those wanting a DIY passport solution. We’re here to help.

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What Documents Are Needed For A Passport In Alabama?

If you are renewing a passport that was issued when you were at least 16, is in good shape, doesn’t need any edits, and has been issued in the past 15 years, you won’t need any additional documents, other than your state issued ID. For the remaining 99.9% of our visitors, we’ve laid out the documents you will need to complete the passport renewal process. First and foremost, you will need to go into a passport office in Alabama, in person. This trip will be tremendously less frustrating, if you have all of your paperwork in order and on hand when you get there.

  • Form DS-11, available for download on the State Department website, filled out but not signed, since it has to be signed in the presence of the passport acceptance agent
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship in the form of an original birth certificate, previously issued passport in good condition (expired is OK), certificate of naturalization, certificate of citizenship, or a consular report of birth abroad or certification of birth
  • Proof of identification, which can be the above-mentioned passport or certificate of naturalization or citizenship, a valid driver’s license, a government or military ID, or a valid foreign passport
  • Single-sided, black-and-white, legible photocopies of the presented proof of U.S. citizenship and proof of identification on standard 8 ½-by-11-inch white paper (use two sheets to show both sides of each, and don’t shrink the image)

* There are special circumstances, which may require additional documentation. Some special circumstances include, but are not limited to – a name or gender change, a passport for a child under 16, missing your old passport, and excessive $2,500+ back child support. For a complete list of special circumstances, visit our page covering special circumstances in greater detail.

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Timeframe For Passport Renewal, Replacement, Or Duplication

Getting a passport on your own, takes time. The standard timeframe for getting your passport on your own, is four to six weeks. If you expedite the process for an extra fee, you can expect to reduce the timeframe down to two to three weeks. Getting a passport on your own may be a tedious in regards to gathering the necessary documentation, but it’s something you can do on your own.

The steps to renewing your passport, replacing your passport, or getting a duplicate passport, are the same everywhere. The U.S. Department of State is in charge of the process, which creates a consistent process, regardless of your state or city. We’ve simplified the process for finding a local passport acceptance facility for your specific state and city. You should be able to find somewhere close to your house, such as a library, post office, municipal building, or county clerk’s office. Make sure you find out if you will need an appointment, at the place of your choice.

What Are All Of The Requirements Needed For Your Passport?

How Much Does A Passport Cost?

If you are going through the process on your own, the fees will be no less than $55 for a passport card, or $155 for a passport book. The payment for your passport must be made at the time you submit your application at the Alabama passport facility. These costs are the minimum costs for your passport, which don’t include an expedited order.

Passport fees are collected in the form of checks or money orders. Cash, debit cards and credit cards are not an acceptable form of payment, although some acceptance facilities will accept debit and credit cards for execution fees.

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Where To Get A Passport Photo In Alabama

In our current state of technology, you can take your own passport photo, and it is the cheapest way to get your photo. Here is a link to some free apps and tools to accomplish this on your own. Once you’ve taken the picture, you will need to print the passport photo off on a 4×6 print, from one of the locations listed below. Why a 4×6? Because a passport photo is 2×2, and you can fit both of your needed photos onto one 4×6 print.

If you want to take the easy way out and find a local business to do this for you, we have created a list of 12 Places To Get Your Passport Photo Locally. This resource gives costs, along with a few tricks to saving some money on your passport photos.

Make sure you bring a photo with you to your Alabama passport acceptance facility. Ensure the photo meets Department of State guidelines. Some of the most important aspects of your photo include:

  • The photo must be taken straight on.
  • You are not allowed to wear glasses for passport photos.
  • You must show a neutral expression or natural smile.
  • Both eyes must be open.
  • No head coverings may be worn, unless you can provide a sworn statement for religious purposes.
  • You must wear normal clothing.
  • The photo cannot be more than 6 months old.

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Find Your City In Alabama For Passport Renewal, Passport Replacement, Or Duplicate Passports

  • Andalusia
  • Anniston
  • Arab
  • Ashford
  • Ashland
  • Ashville
  • Athens
  • Bay Minette
  • Bessemer
  • Birmingham
  • Brewton
  • Butler
  • Carrollton
  • Centre
  • Chatom
  • Clanton
  • Columbiana
  • Cottondale
  • Cottonwood
  • Cullman
  • Dadeville
  • Daphne
  • Decatur
  • Dothan
  • Double Springs
  • Enterprise
  • Evergreen
  • Fairhope
  • Fayette
  • Florence
  • Foley
  • Fort Payne
  • Gadsden
  • Grand Bay
  • Greenville
  • Grove Hill
  • Gulf Shores
  • Guntersville
  • Hamilton
  • Hartselle
  • Heflin
  • Huntsville
  • Jasper
  • Lafayette
  • Leeds
  • Linden
  • Livingston
  • Marion
  • Mobile
  • Monroeville
  • Montgomery
  • Moulton
  • Notasulga
  • Oneonta
  • Opelika
  • Pelham
  • Pell City
  • Phenix City
  • Piedmont
  • Roanoke
  • Russellville
  • Scottsboro
  • Selma
  • Smiths Station
  • Summerdale
  • Sylacauga
  • Sylvan Springs
  • Talladega
  • Trinity
  • Troy
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Tuskegee
  • Vernon
  • Vestavia Hills
  • Wetumpka

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