Idaho Passport Offices – Where to Get a Passport In Idaho?

Are you looking for a passport processing center in Idaho? No need to worry. We are here to give you all the necessary information. Did you know that most passport acceptance facilities can be in post offices and county clerk’s offices in Idaho? If you see that an application acceptance facility is not near you, look for one in a nearby city or town. Many centers require you to have an appointment, so be sure to call before visiting.

To start the process of getting a passport, here is a list of some leading passport facilities. A more concise list is at the end of this document. Regular passport processing usually takes 4-6 weeks.

Main Idaho Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
USPS- Boise Main Office 770 S. 13th Street, Boise, ID 83708 Boise (208) 433-4308
Valley County Clerk-Recorder 219 North Main Street, Cascade, ID 83611 Cascade (208) 382-7100
USPO- Idaho Falls 605 4th Street, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 Idaho Falls (208) 525-2511
USPO- Twin Falls 253 2nd Ave West, Twin Falls, ID 83301 Twin Falls (208) 7367136
Washington County Clerk 256 E. Court Street West, Weiser, ID 83672 Weiser (208) 414-2092

Expediting Process in Idaho

To get a passport process in less than four weeks, visit a passport agency. An agent can have a passport process in about 2-3 weeks for an extra fee. The expeditor will submit the proper documents on your behalf. Also, with this agency, you can get a passport in 24 hours. For that to be possible, you must provide documents that show you have an emergency. Keep in mind that this service will cost an additional fee. Currently, there is no passport agency in Alabama.

Call the National Passport Center hotline toll free number at (877) 487-2778 to get in contact with your nearest agency. Currently, there is no passport agency in Idaho, but the next closest ones are in Washington and Colorado. Below is the address for both.

Washington Passport Agency
600 19th Street, NW, First Floor, Sidewalk Level, Washington, DC 20006

Hours:
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Colorado Passport Agency
Cherry Creek III
3151 South Vaughn Way, Suite 600, Aurora, CO 80014

Hours:
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Passport Agencies offer expedited services to customers when they are applying for a new passport, a passport renewal, a minor’s passport, a loss passport replacement, or a passport name change.

REAL ID Act

In 2005, the House of Representatives passed a bill into law called the REAL ID Act. The purpose of this bill is for all states to have a standard form of ID. Individually, the IDs must all display specific information on them. On each ID the following information must be present:

  • Full legal name
  • Residential address
  • Birthdate
  • Gender
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Digital front-facing photograph
  • Signature

Some states already agreed to this new act while others are in disagreement to implement it. Recently, the new administration imposed this law on all states, and it must be in place by the end of 2017. Nevertheless, for citizens without the unique ID must provide a valid U.S. passport or permanent residency card as proof of identification. Therefore, people without a passport or residency card will not be allowed to board a plane. Also, people will not be allowed to go anywhere a valid ID is required. So, if you don’t have a passport or your passport expired, you should apply for one as soon as you can.

Currently, Idaho has the extension for the Real ID Act until October 10, 2018. With this extension, individuals can use their current state-issued identification. A state-issued identification can be a state id or a driver’s license which is both obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). After October 10, 2018, all residents of Idaho will be required to replace their existing identifications for the new ones to travel by air. Without the unique identifications, individuals will not be allowed to board flights at airports. Remember, for now; the unique ids are not a requirement.

To prevent any issues at the airport, apply for an alternative identification document that is acceptable by the REAL ID Act. Some alternative identification documents are:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • HSPD-12 PIV card

One of many advantages of owning one of these documents is that the document can be used to travel domestically, as well as internationally. So, it would be best to have one to help reduce the chance of having any difficulty when you decide to travel by air.

 

Word of advice: When completing any forms, please follow the directions attached to each type. If you don’t follow the instructions correctly, your application process will not continue on schedule.

Below you will find a list of passport processing facilities in and around your county. Click on the one nearest you to get the necessary information you will need.

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