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Downey, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Downey Main Post Office
8111 Firestone Blvd
Downey CA, 90241

In Downey, 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 Downey 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 Downey, 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 Downey, California and Expedited Passport service options for Downey.

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 Downey California

Showing the single passport office in Downey:

Downey Main Post Office

8111 Firestone Blvd
Downey, CA 90241


Other passport offices near Downey California

Bell Gardens City Clerk's Office - Bell Gardens - 1.8 Miles
Bell Gardens Post Office - Bell Gardens - 1.9 Miles
Santa Fe Springs Post Office - Santa Fe Springs - 2.4 Miles
South Gate Main Post Office - South Gate - 2.5 Miles
Paramount Main Post Office - Paramount - 3.4 Miles
Norwalk Main Post Office - Norwalk - 3.4 Miles
Pico Rivera Main Post Office - Pico Rivera - 3.5 Miles
Bellflower Main Post Office - Bellflower - 3.6 Miles
Commerce Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.7 Miles
Montebello Main Post Office - Montebello - 4.4 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Downey

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 - 17.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 87.5 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 310.1 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 380.7 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 600.9 Miles

Downey, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Downey

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 Downey 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 Downey 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 Downey

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

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

Passport Expediting in Downey, California

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

Need it Fast? Expedite Now or Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Downey, California

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Downey simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Downey 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 Downey?

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 Downey.
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 Downey 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 Downey?

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 Downey, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not too far from Downey and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Downey.

How much does a passport cost in Downey?

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 Downey?

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 Downey.

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

CVS #3986 - Downey - (0.2 mi)
Photo Center
8400 Firestone Boulevard
Downey CA 90241
(562) 861-5460
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Downey - (0.2 mi)
Corner Of Firestone And Brookshire, Across From Downey High
8504 Firestone Blvd
Downey CA 90241
(562) 862-9995
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9504 - Downey - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
8008 Firestone Boulevard
Downey CA 90241
(562) 904-4848
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10112 - Downey - (0.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Lakewood & Firestone
9018 Firestone Blvd
Downey CA 90241
(562) 861-5089
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8867 - Downey - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
7915 Florence Avenue
Downey CA 90240
(562) 927-4747
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Downey Supercenter - (1 mi)
Photo Center
9001 Apollo Way
Downey CA 90242
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9842 - Downey - (1.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Paramount & Imperial
8030 Imperial Hwy
Downey CA 90242
(562) 861-6186
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #410 - Norwalk Ca - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
12324 Hoxie Ave
Norwalk CA 90650
(562) 929-0826
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walgreens #11243 - Norwalk - (2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Studebaker & Firestone
11930 Studebaker Rd
Norwalk CA 90650
(562) 864-8138
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8889 - Norwalk - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
12618 Studebaker Road
Norwalk CA 90650
(562) 868-2688
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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