Need it Fast?Get a passport in as quick as 24 hours

San Carlos Post Office: Passport Office in San Carlos CA


Location:
San Carlos Post Office
Address:
809 Laurel St
 
San Carlos, CA 94070
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST)
Monday
By appointment only -
Tuesday
By appointment only -
Wednesday
By appointment only -
Thursday
By appointment only -
Friday
By appointment only 10am-3pm Mon-Fri -


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the San Carlos Post Office takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos, it has a lot of great information about the specifics of passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in San Carlos.


San Carlos Passport Office: San Carlos Post Office Location Overview

San Carlos Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in San Carlos, CA you can go here for passport help. San Carlos Post Office 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 San Carlos. San Carlos Post Office is located in San Carlos County, California.

About San Carlos Post Office

San Carlos Post Office is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to San Carlos, CA

San Francisco Passport Agency - 18.2 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 278 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 380.4 Miles

Passport Services Offered at San Carlos Post Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the San Carlos Post 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 - San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos Post Office.

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

San Carlos Post 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: 94070, 94002, 94064, 94065, 94061, 94403, 94063, 94404, 94497, 94402, 94027, 94401, 94026, 94025, 94062, 94011, 94010, 94301, 94309

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at San Carlos Post Office?

San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The San Francisco Passport Agency is only 18.2 miles away.

Does San Carlos Post Office charge for passports?

San Carlos Post Office is an acceptance agent, San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos Post Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos Post 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 San Carlos Post 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, San Carlos Post Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does San Carlos Post Office take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Here are a list of additional locations in San Carlos that takes passport photos.

What forms of payment does San Carlos Post Office accept?

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