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Altadena, California Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Altadena / Applying for a passport from Altadena

Passport Guide for Altadena

Residents of Altadena in Los Angeles County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Altadena 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 2 passport offices here in Altadena, there are (798) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Altadena, California and Expedited Passport service options for Altadena.


How to Get a Passport in Altadena, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Altadena

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 Altadena 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 Altadena 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 Offices in Altadena, CA

Altadena Post Office
2271 Lake Ave
Altadena CA, 91001

Altadena Library District
600 E Mariposa St
Altadena CA, 91001

Looking for a passport office in Altadena? 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 are 2 passport offices in Altadena.

Altadena Post Office
2271 Lake Ave
Altadena, CA 91001
Altadena Library District
600 E Mariposa St
Altadena, CA 91001

Regional Passport Offices Close to Altadena

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.

Los Angeles Passport Agency - 17.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 100.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 298.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 385 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 604 Miles



Other passport offices near Altadena California:

Pasadena Main Post Office - Pasadena - 2.5 Miles
La Canada Main Post Office - La Canada - 2.6 Miles
Pasadena City College Community Business Center - Pasadena - 3.8 Miles
Eagle Rock Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 4.1 Miles
Sierra Madre Post Office - Sierra Madre - 4.8 Miles
Crowell Public Library - San Marino - 4.8 Miles
South Pasadena Post Office - South Pasadena - 4.9 Miles
York Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 5.5 Miles
Highland Park Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 5.6 Miles
La Crescenta Post Office - La Crescenta - 5.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Altadena

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

Altadena California, La Cañada Flintridge California, Pasadena California, San Marino California, South Pasadena California, Sierra Madre California, La Crescenta-Montrose California, Alhambra California, Arcadia California, San Gabriel California, Glendale California, Temple City California, Monrovia California, Rosemead California, Monterey Park California, Burbank California, Duarte California, Bradbury California, El Monte California, South El Monte California


Passport Expediting in Altadena, California

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

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 2 passport offices in Altadena.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Altadena 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 Altadena?

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 Altadena, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not too far from Altadena and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Altadena.

How much does a passport cost in Altadena?

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 Altadena?

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 Altadena.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - E Washington Blvd - (1.8 mi)
Rite Aid Shopping Center
1443 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena CA 91104
(626) 529-0325
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9694 - Pasadena - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
900 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena CA 91104
(626) 794-4714
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9139 - Pasadena - (2.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Lake Avenue & Orange Grove
670 N Lake Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 585-8926
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9848 - Pasadena - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
20 East Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena CA 91103
(626) 795-6609
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Canada - (2.4 mi)
Across From Trader Joes (Livescan Is Available By Appointment Only)
466 Foothill Blvd
La Canada CA 91011
(818) 952-0981
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - N Lake Ave - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
254 N Lake Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 229-9981
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11442 - Pasadena - (3.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 310 S. Lake & Del Mar
310 S Lake Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 583-8066
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10764 - Pasadena - (3.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Sierra Madre & Colorado
2376 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena CA 91107
(626) 768-4040
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - E Colorado Blvd - (3.5 mi)
Vons Pasadena Plaza Corner Of Colorado Blvd & Sierra Madre
2335 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena CA 91107
(626) 304-0383
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - S Fair Oaks Ave - (3.6 mi)
Ne Corner Of California Blvd, Next To Starbucks
556 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
(626) 564-0690
Price: Cost varies by location