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Passport Offices in California

Looking to get a passport in California, there are 802 local passport acceptance agent offices. Even though you cannot receive a passport onsite at the acceptance agents you will still be able to get your documents sealed and receive standard expediting (up to 3 weeks) if necessary.

Did You Know?  In 2015 there was an estimated 39,144,818 residents of California and approximately 5.28% of those residents received passports. Total passport recipients in California increased by 167,169 applications in 2015 from the prior year.

There are (3) regional passport offices located in the state of California, there are offices located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Appointments can be made at any of these regional California passport offices to get a same-day passport application processed. Appointments may or may not be readily available and we recommend that you use a reputable passport expediting services if you are unable to get an appointment or unable to visit one of these offices.

Find a passport office near you

Enter your zipcode into our passport office locator to find the closet passport office to your location.

Cities with Passport Offices in California

802 passport acceptance offices in 532 California cities: these offices served an average of 2,579 California residents each in 2013. Just click on a California city and you can view all the passport offices in that city. At these local passport acceptance agents you can: apply for a passport, have your documents sealed, apply for a child passport, apply for passport renewal, or get help replacing a lost passport. The fastest you will be able to receive a passport at ANY of these local offices is 3 weeks.


Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in California

How do I get a passport in California?

Depending on what type of passport application you are doing, you will start filling out a passport application. You should fill it out online and print it.

  • If you are renewing your passport, you can just mail in your printed application.
  • For a new application or replacement passport application, you will need to visit a local passport office in California, there are such passport offices spread out throughout the entire state. You will bring your application, supporting documents, and passport photos to an acceptance agent to seal your documents.

How quickly can you get a passport in California?

Standard processing is currently 10-12 weeks, expedited service is 4-6 weeks. You can visit a regional passport office if you have proof of travel within 72 hours. It is currently not possible to get a passport faster through an expediting company.

How do I find a passport office in California?

You can find the closest passport offices near you using our passport office locator or by selecting a city (from the list above) in California near you.