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Lakeport MPO: Passport Office in Lakeport CA

Last Reviewed on December 30th, 2023

Lakeport MPO
1151 11th St
Lakeport, CA 95453
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST)
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By appointment only Mon-Fri 9:30am-noon & 1:00pm-3 -

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Lakeport MPO takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos. If you want your passport photos taken before you go to the acceptance agent, here is a list of places to get passport photos in Lakeport.

Lakeport Passport Office: Lakeport MPO Location Overview

Lakeport MPO is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Lakeport, CA you can go here for passport help. Lakeport MPO is a Postal facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are NO other passport acceptance agent offices located in Lakeport. Lakeport MPO is located in County, California.

About Lakeport MPO

Lakeport MPO is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Lakeport MPO is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Lakeport MPO

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Lakeport MPO to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Lakeport MPO): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Lakeport. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Lakeport, CA

San Francisco Passport Agency - 81.2 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 370.9 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 473.2 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Lakeport MPO

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Lakeport MPO will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Lakeport MPO is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

Lakeport MPO Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Lake County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 95453, 95435, 95464, 95458, 95443, 95451, 95485, 95449, 95493, 95424, 95422, 95425, 95481, 95426, 95418, 95482, 95423, 95457, 95979

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Lakeport MPO?

Lakeport MPO does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

It's possible and not too inconvenient as San Francisco Passport Agency is close enough to travel to in a single day. The round trip to the San Francisco Passport Agency is only around 170 miles from Lakeport. You might also want to consider using a passport expediting company as it may save you time and hassles.

Does Lakeport MPO charge for passports?

Lakeport MPO is an acceptance agent, Lakeport MPO does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Lakeport MPO?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Lakeport MPO? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Lakeport MPO do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Lakeport MPO tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Lakeport MPO will not be able to assist any further.

Does Lakeport MPO take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Please see: List of locations in Lakeport to get passport photos.

What forms of payment does Lakeport MPO accept?

You can pay for the acceptance agent fees and passport photos (if you have them taken at Lakeport MPO) with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.

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