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Bakersfield, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Bakersfield, CA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Stockdale Station Post Office
5501 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield CA, 93309

In Bakersfield, California there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Bakersfield passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 1 passport office in Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield, California and Expedited Passport service options for Bakersfield.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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 Bakersfield California

Showing the single passport office in Bakersfield:

Stockdale Station Post Office

5501 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93309

 

Other passport offices near Bakersfield California

Lamont Post Office - Lamont - 9.3 Miles
Shafter Post Office - Shafter - 14 Miles
Taft Post Office - Taft - 22.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Bakersfield

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 - 82.9 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 183.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 217.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 450.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 663.9 Miles



Bakersfield, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Bakersfield

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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.


Passport Service for Cities Near Bakersfield

Residents of the following cities that are close to Bakersfield can consider using the passport office services in Bakersfield for their passport application sealing needs.

Shafter California, Arvin California, Buttonwillow California, Wasco California, McFarland California, Taft California, Maricopa California, Delano California, Tehachapi California, Lake Isabella California, Kernville California, Porterville California, Mojave California, Corcoran California, Lindsay California, Rosamond California, Tulare California, Ojai California, Castaic California, Fillmore California

Passport Expediting in Bakersfield, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Bakersfield. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Bakersfield, California

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Bakersfield simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Bakersfield contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

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

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 Bakersfield.
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 Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield?

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 Bakersfield, 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 82.9 miles from Bakersfield, 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 Bakersfield?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 Bakersfield?

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 Bakersfield.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Walgreens #6756 - Bakersfield - (0.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Stine & Ming
4306 Ming Ave
Bakersfield CA 93309
(661) 827-9058
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5495 - Bakersfield - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
5184 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield CA 93309
(661) 633-2066
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bakersfield - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
3815 Ming Ave
Bakersfield CA 93309
(661) 381-7352
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9204 - Bakersfield - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
3500 Stine Road
Bakersfield CA 93309
(661) 833-0200
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9878 - Bakersfield - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
8200 Stockdale Hwy Suite G
Bakersfield CA 93311
(661) 832-0982
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Stockdale Hwy - (1.7 mi)
Albertson's Shopping Center At Coffee And Stockdale
8200 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield CA 93311
(661) 832-7262
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Southwest Bakersfield - (1.8 mi)
Corner Of White Lane & Gosford In The Albertson's Shopping Center
7850 White Ln
Bakersfield CA 93309
(661) 832-4025
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7909 - Bakersfield - (2.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Gosford & Pacheco
4949 Gosford Rd
Bakersfield CA 93313
(661) 858-0218
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3272 - Bakersfield - (2.3 mi)
South H Street & Planz
3315 S H St
Bakersfield CA 93304
(661) 396-0634
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3222 - Bakersfield - (2.5 mi)
Chester Avenue & Brundage
40 Chester Ave
Bakersfield CA 93301
(661) 631-2837
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99



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