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Passport Guide for Albany

Residents of Albany in Alameda County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Albany 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 Albany, 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 Albany, California and Expedited Passport service options for Albany.


How to Get a Passport in Albany, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Albany

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 Albany 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 Albany 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 Office in Albany, CA

Albany City Clerk
1000 San Pablo Ave
Albany CA, 94706

Looking for a passport office in Albany? There are hundreds of such offices in California. These 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.

There is only a single passport office in Albany.

Albany City Clerk
1000 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA 94706
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Albany California:
Berkeley Post Office - Berkeley - 1.7 Miles
University of CA-Dept. of Recreational Sports - Berkeley - 2 Miles
North Oakland Post Office - Oakland - 3.6 Miles
Richmond Post Office - Richmond - 4.1 Miles
Piedmont Post Office - Oakland - 4.3 Miles
Oakland Main Post Office - Oakland - 5 Miles
Orinda Post Office - Orinda - 5 Miles
Oakland City Clerk - Oakland - 5.2 Miles
Oakland Civic Center Post Office - Oakland - 5.5 Miles
Pinole Post Office - Pinole - 6.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Albany

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

Albany California, Kensington California, Berkeley California, El Cerrito California, Emeryville California, Richmond California, San Pablo California, Piedmont California, El Sobrante California, Orinda California, Pinole California, Hercules California, Tiburon California, Alameda California, Belvedere California, Lafayette California, Moraga California, Paradise Cay California, Rodeo California, Sausalito California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Albany

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 - 8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 296.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 398.7 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 582.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 656.5 Miles


Passport Expediting in Albany, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Albany. 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 Albany, California

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Albany, 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 Albany.

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 Albany 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 Albany?

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 Albany, 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 Albany residents, there is a regional passport facility only 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 Albany?

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 Albany?

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 Albany.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Solano Ave - (0.5 mi)
Corner Of Peralta And Solano
1569 Solano Ave
Berkeley CA 94707
(510) 528-6919
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2314 - Berkeley - (0.6 mi)
Gilman & San Pablo Avenue
1050 Gilman St
Berkeley CA 94710
(510) 528-8274
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9086 - El Cerrito - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
670 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito CA 94530
(510) 524-5895
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - El Cerrito - (0.7 mi)
El Cerrito Plaza Near Ross
3060 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito CA 94530
(510) 528-9444
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #482 - Richmond Ca - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
4801 Central Avenue
Richmond CA 94804
(510) 898-2003
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Shattuck Ave - (1.3 mi)
Corner Of Rose And Shattuck
1400 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 647-9706
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9941 - Berkeley - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
1451 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 849-0484
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13858 - Berkeley - (1.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Shattuck & Cedar
1607 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 423-9430
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3053 - El Cerrito - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
10650 San Pablo Avenue
El Cerrito CA 94530
(510) 527-3210
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15025 - Berkeley - (1.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Shattuck & Allston
2190 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 849-4691
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99