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Redwood City City Clerk's Office: Passport Office in Redwood City CA


Location:
Redwood City City Clerk's Office
Address:
1017 Middlefield Rd
 
Redwood City, CA 94063
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST)
Monday
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Tuesday
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Wednesday
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Thursday
-
Friday
-


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide, so you can learn everything about passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in Redwood City.


Redwood City Passport Office: Redwood City City Clerk's Office Location Overview

Redwood City City Clerk's Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Redwood City, CA you can go here for passport help. Redwood City City Clerk's Office is a Municipal 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 2 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Redwood City. Redwood City City Clerk's Office is located in Redwood City County, California.

About Redwood City City Clerk's Office

Redwood City City Clerk's Office is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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

No Need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Redwood City City Clerk's Office

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 Redwood City City Clerk's Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

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

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Redwood City, CA

San Francisco Passport Agency - 19.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 275.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 378 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Redwood City City Clerk's Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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 - Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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, please see processing times for Redwood City City Clerk's Office.

Redwood City City Clerk's Office Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - San Mateo County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 94063, 94064, 94065, 94061, 94070, 94027, 94026, 94025, 94404, 94002, 94301, 94302, 94403, 94303, 94309, 94305, 94497, 94402, 94306

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Redwood City City Clerk's Office?

Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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?

There is a regional passport office close to Redwood City. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The San Francisco Passport Agency is only 19.8 miles away.

Does Redwood City City Clerk's Office charge for passports?

Redwood City City Clerk's Office is an acceptance agent, Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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 Redwood City City Clerk's Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Redwood City City Clerk's Office? 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 Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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 Redwood City City Clerk's Office 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, Redwood City City Clerk's Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does Redwood City City Clerk's Office take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Redwood City City Clerk's Office for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in Redwood City.

What forms of payment does Redwood City City Clerk's Office accept?

At Redwood City City Clerk's Office, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.