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Berkeley, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Berkeley

Residents of Berkeley in Alameda County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Berkeley 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 Berkeley, 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 Berkeley, California and Expedited Passport service options for Berkeley.


How to Get a Passport in Berkeley, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Berkeley

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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley, CA

University of CA-Dept. of Recreational Sports
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley CA, 94704

Berkeley Post Office
2000 Allston Way
Berkeley CA, 94704

Looking for a passport office in Berkeley? 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 Berkeley.

University of CA-Dept. of Recreational Sports
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley Post Office
2000 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Other passport offices near Berkeley California:

North Oakland Post Office - Oakland - 2 Miles
Albany City Clerk - Albany - 2.2 Miles
Piedmont Post Office - Oakland - 2.6 Miles
Orinda Post Office - Orinda - 3.4 Miles
Oakland City Clerk - Oakland - 3.9 Miles
Oakland Civic Center Post Office - Oakland - 4.1 Miles
Oakland Main Post Office - Oakland - 4.3 Miles
Canyon Post Office - Canyon - 5 Miles
Moraga Post Office - Moraga - 6.3 Miles
Richmond Post Office - Richmond - 6.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Berkeley

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

Berkeley California, Albany California, Emeryville California, Kensington California, Piedmont California, El Cerrito California, Orinda California, Richmond California, Alameda California, Moraga California, El Sobrante California, Lafayette California, San Pablo California, Pinole California, Hercules California, Tiburon California, Walnut Creek California, Belvedere California, Rodeo California, San Leandro California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Berkeley

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 - 8.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 294.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 396.6 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 583.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 654.4 Miles


Passport Expediting in Berkeley, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Berkeley, 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 are 2 passport offices in Berkeley.

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 Berkeley 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 Berkeley?

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 Berkeley, 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 Berkeley residents, there is a regional passport facility only 8.3 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 Berkeley?

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 Berkeley?

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 Berkeley.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10045 - Berkeley - (0.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Telegraph & Bancroft
2310 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 848-5121
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Telegraph Ave - (0.3 mi)
Telegraph & Dwight, Across From Peet's Coffee
2512 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 843-0993
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #15025 - Berkeley - (0.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Shattuck & Allston
2190 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 849-4691
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10121 - Berkeley - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
2655 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 549-9063
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Shattuck Ave - (0.5 mi)
Durant Avenue
2342 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 843-8288
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3026 - Berkeley - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
2300 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 549-4255
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13858 - Berkeley - (0.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Shattuck & Cedar
1607 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 423-9430
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4614 - Berkeley - (0.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Shattuck & Oregon
2801 Adeline St
Berkeley CA 94703
(510) 981-8392
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9941 - Berkeley - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
1451 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 849-0484
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Shattuck Ave - (0.9 mi)
Corner Of Rose And Shattuck
1400 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 647-9706
Price: Cost varies by location