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Bell Gardens, California Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Bell Gardens / Applying for a passport from Bell Gardens

Residents of Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens, 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 Bell Gardens, California and Expedited Passport service options for Bell Gardens.

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 Offices in Bell Gardens, CA

Bell Gardens City Clerk's Office
7100 Garfield Ave
Bell Gardens CA, 90201

Bell Gardens Post Office
7001 Garfield Ave
Bell Gardens CA, 90201

There are 2 passport offices in Bell Gardens.

Bell Gardens City Clerk's Office
7100 Garfield Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
Bell Gardens Post Office
7001 Garfield Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bell Gardens

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 - 14.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 90.5 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 307 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 383.7 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 603.8 Miles



Other passport offices near Bell Gardens California:

Huntington Park Main Post Office - Huntington Park - 1.9 Miles
South Gate Main Post Office - South Gate - 1.9 Miles
Commerce Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 2.2 Miles
Vernon Branch Post Office - Vernon - 2.6 Miles
Downey Main Post Office - Downey - 3 Miles
Lugo Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3 Miles
East Los Angeles Branch Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.2 Miles
Agustus F. Hawkins Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.5 Miles
Los Angeles Main Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.6 Miles
Hazard Branch Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Bell Gardens

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

Bell California, Cudahy California, Maywood California, South Gate California, Bell Gardens California, Huntington Park California, Commerce California, Lynwood California, Vernon California, Downey California, East Los Angeles California, East Rancho Dominguez California, Pico Rivera California, Montebello California, Willowbrook California, Compton California, Paramount California, Santa Fe Springs California, South Los Angeles California, Bellflower California


How to Get a Passport in Bell Gardens, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bell Gardens

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 Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Bell Gardens?

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Bell Gardens, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the Los Angeles 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 are 2 passport offices in Bell Gardens.

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 Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens?

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 Bell Gardens, 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 Bell Gardens residents, there is a regional passport facility only 14.1 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Bell Gardens as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Bell Gardens?

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 Bell Gardens?

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 Bell Gardens.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #8858 - Bell - (0.1 mi)
Photo Center
7101 Atlantic Avenue
Bell CA 90201
(323) 773-2025
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart South Gate Supercenter - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
4651 Firestone Blvd
South Gate CA 90280
323-282-4805
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #11073 - Huntington Park - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
3208 East Florence Ave.
Huntington Park CA 90255
(323) 589-1916
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9501 - South Gate - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
2655 Santa Ana Street
South Gate CA 90280
(323) 582-5601
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8835 - South Gate - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
3710 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate CA 90280
(323) 249-9944
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11785 - Huntington Park - (2.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Pacific & Randolph
6100 Pacific Blvd
Huntington Park CA 90255
(323) 826-9775
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10262 - South Gate - (2.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Long Beach & Tweedy
9830 Long Beach Blvd
South Gate CA 90280
(323) 357-3925
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Commerce - (2.2 mi)
Freeway Close 3 Blocks East Of The 710 Frwy Washington Blvd Exit Next To Starbucks
5211 Washington Blvd
Commerce CA 90040
(323) 261-5441
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9596 - Huntington Park - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
5960 Pacific Boulevard
Huntington Park CA 90255
(323) 589-6703
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Huntington Park - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
5924 Pacific Blvd
Huntington Park CA 90255
(323) 586-0233
Price: Cost varies by location