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Aptos, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Aptos

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


How to Get a Passport in Aptos, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Aptos

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 Aptos 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 Aptos 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 Aptos, CA

Aptos Main Post Office
500 Cathedral Dr
Aptos CA, 95003

Looking for a passport office in Aptos? 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 Aptos.

Aptos Main Post Office
500 Cathedral Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Aptos California:
Capitola Post Office - Capitola - 4.2 Miles
Santa Cruz County Clerk - Santa Cruz - 7.2 Miles
Santa Cruz Post Office - Santa Cruz - 7.5 Miles
Watsonville - Watsonville - 8.6 Miles
Ben Lomond Post Office - Ben Lomond - 11.2 Miles
Morgan Hill City Clerk - Morgan Hill - 12.3 Miles
Morgan Hill Post Office - Morgan Hill - 12.8 Miles
Los Gatos Post Office - Los Gatos - 13.5 Miles
Gilroy Main Post Office - Gilroy - 14.7 Miles
Robertsville Station Post Office - San Jose - 14.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Aptos

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

Aptos California, Rio Del Mar California, Capitola California, Scotts Valley California, Watsonville California, Felton California, San Martin California, Los Gatos California, Monte Sereno California, Gilroy California, Castroville California, Saratoga California, Campbell California, Burbank California, San Juan Bautista California, Cupertino California, Marina California, Santa Clara California, Sunnyvale California, Pacific Grove California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Aptos

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 - 52.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 243.9 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 346.3 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 615.4 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 635.6 Miles


Passport Expediting in Aptos, California

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

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

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 is only one passport office in Aptos.

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 Aptos 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 Aptos?

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 Aptos, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The San Francisco Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 52.5 miles from Aptos, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Aptos?

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 Aptos?

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 Aptos.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Aptos - (2.6 mi)
Aptos Village Square
7960 B Soquel Dr
Aptos CA 95003
(831) 662-3044
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9960 - Capitola - (4.2 mi)
Photo Center
809 Bay Avenue
Capitola CA 95010
(831) 475-1421
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Soquel - (4.5 mi)
Soquel Tower Plaza At 41st & Soquel
4041 Soquel Dr
Soquel CA 95073
(831) 621-2101
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Capitola - (4.7 mi)
41st Avenue Across From Capitola Mall
1840 41st Ave
Capitola CA 95010
(831) 462-5909
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9597 - Capitola - (4.7 mi)
Photo Center
1750 41st Avenue
Capitola CA 95010
(831) 476-0400
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3158 - Santa Cruz - (6.3 mi)
Soquel & Hageman
1718 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 425-3911
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2810 - Freedom - (7 mi)
Freedom & Green Valley Road
1810 Freedom Blvd
Freedom CA 95019
(831) 768-0183
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Soquel Ocean Center - (7.2 mi)
Soquel Avenue And Ocean Street
343 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 426-4422
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3039 - Watsonville - (7.3 mi)
Photo Center
1966 Main Street
Watsonville CA 95076
(831) 722-1782
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Watsonville - (7.4 mi)
Cross Roads Shopping Center Behind Orchard Supply
1961 Main St
Watsonville CA 95076
(831) 728-1919
Price: Cost varies by location