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Alameda, California Passport Office Information

Residents of Alameda in Alameda County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Alameda can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Alameda, there are (800) other passport offices in California from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Alameda, California and Expedited Passport service options for Alameda.

Local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These ofices don't issue passports but witness your signature and officially seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

Passport Office in Alameda, CA

Alameda Post Office
2201 Shoreline Dr
Alameda CA, 94501

There is only a single passport office in Alameda.

Alameda Post Office
2201 Shoreline Dr
Alameda, CA 94501

Regional Passport Offices Close to Alameda

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

San Francisco Passport Agency - 5.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 290.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 392.9 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 589.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 652.5 Miles

Other passport offices near Alameda California:

Oakland Civic Center Post Office - Oakland - 1.7 Miles
Oakland City Clerk - Oakland - 1.8 Miles
Oakland Main Post Office - Oakland - 2.2 Miles
Piedmont Post Office - Oakland - 3.3 Miles
North Oakland Post Office - Oakland - 3.7 Miles
Airport Post Office - Oakland - 4.5 Miles
San Francisco P&DC Finance - San Francisco - 5.4 Miles
Rincon Finance Station - San Francisco - 5.6 Miles
University of CA-Dept. of Recreational Sports - Berkeley - 5.6 Miles
Berkeley Post Office - Berkeley - 5.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Alameda

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Alameda for their passport application sealing needs.

Alameda California, Emeryville California, Piedmont California, Berkeley California, San Leandro California, Albany California, Orinda California, Moraga California, Brisbane California, Kensington California, El Cerrito California, South San Francisco California, Daly City California, Lafayette California, Richmond California, Castro Valley California, Tiburon California, Colma California, Belvedere California, Sausalito California

How to Get a Passport in Alameda, California

Getting a passport in Alameda is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Alameda or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Alameda will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Alameda, there is one less than 100 miles from Alameda.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Alameda

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Alameda or any other city in California or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Alameda are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Expediting in Alameda, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Alameda. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Alameda, California

What is the application process of getting a passport in Alameda?

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Alameda, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the San Francisco Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Alameda.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Alameda to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Alameda?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Alameda, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Alameda residents, there is a regional passport facility only 5.8 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the San Francisco Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

How much does a passport cost in Alameda?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Alameda?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Alameda.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #4050 - Alameda - (0.3 mi)
Webster & Atlantic
1916 Webster St
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 864-2800
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Alameda - (0.6 mi)
Marina Village Shopping Center
909 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 769-8221
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9255 - Alameda - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
931 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 523-3504
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9248 - Alameda - (1.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Otis & Park
2300 Otis Dr
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 523-7043
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Oakland Marriott City Center - (1.7 mi)
Oakland Marriott City Center (2nd Floor)
1001 Broadway
Oakland CA 94607
(510) 466-6460
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9128 - Alameda - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
2314 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 523-4929
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Franklin St - (1.9 mi)
17th And Franklin Street
1714 Franklin St
Oakland CA 94612
(510) 251-8858
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11706 - Oakland - (1.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 3Rd Ave & 18Th St
301 E 18Th St
Oakland CA 94606
(510) 271-0103
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9957 - Oakland - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
344 Thomas L Berkley Way
Oakland CA 94612
(510) 832-8384
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Alameda - (2.1 mi)
In The Bridgeside Shopping Center, Next To Nob Hill
2601 Blanding Ave
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 626-8398
Price: Cost varies by location