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Gilroy, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Gilroy Main Post Office
100 4th St
Gilroy CA, 95020

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

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 Gilroy California

Showing the single passport office in Gilroy:

Gilroy Main Post Office

100 4th St
Gilroy, CA 95020

 

Other passport offices near Gilroy California

Morgan Hill Post Office - Morgan Hill - 9.8 Miles
Morgan Hill City Clerk - Morgan Hill - 10.5 Miles
Hollister Post Office - Hollister - 11.5 Miles
Watsonville - Watsonville - 15.9 Miles
Aptos Main Post Office - Aptos - 21 Miles
Castroville Post Office - Castroville - 21.6 Miles
Eastridge Station - San Jose - 23.6 Miles
Capitola Post Office - Capitola - 23.6 Miles
Robertsville Station Post Office - San Jose - 23.7 Miles
Steinbeck Station Post Office - Salinas - 23.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Gilroy

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 - 62.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 231.9 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 334.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 598.4 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 634.7 Miles



Gilroy, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Gilroy

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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy

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

Gilroy California, San Martin California, San Juan Bautista California, Watsonville California, Aptos California, Rio Del Mar California, Castroville California, Capitola California, Gustine California, Scotts Valley California, Los Gatos California, Marina California, Newman California, Campbell California, Monte Sereno California, Burbank California, Crows Landing California, Felton California, Los Banos California, Saratoga California

Passport Expediting in Gilroy, California

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

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

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 Gilroy.
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 Gilroy 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 Gilroy?

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 Gilroy, 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 San Francisco Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 62.8 miles from Gilroy, 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 Gilroy?

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 Gilroy?

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 Gilroy.

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

Walmart Gilroy Supercenter - (4.4 mi)
Photo Center
7150 Camino Arroyo
Gilroy CA 95020
408-848-8173
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #760 - Gilroy - (4.6 mi)
Photo Center
7251 Camino Arroyo
Gilroy CA 95020
(408) 848-0700
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Gilroy - (5 mi)
On 10th Street behind Wendys
353 E 10th St
Gilroy CA 95020
(408) 847-4587
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #9516 - Gilroy - (5.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Wren & 1St
770 1St St
Gilroy CA 95020
(408) 847-0983
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9945 - Gilroy - (5.9 mi)
Photo Center
800 First Street
Gilroy CA 95020
(408) 842-0373
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Morgan Hill - (9.3 mi)
Vinyard Shopping Center At Monterey And Tennant
305 Vineyard Town Center
Morgan Hill CA 95037
(408) 778-5858
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4516 - Morgan Hill - (9.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Walnut & E Dunne
745 E Dunne Ave
Morgan Hill CA 95037
(408) 782-9591
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9342 - Morgan Hill - (9.7 mi)
Photo Center
16995 Walnut Grove Drive
Morgan Hill CA 95037
(408) 779-6981
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Morgan Hill Supercenter - (11 mi)
Photo Center
170 Cochrane Plz
Morgan Hill CA 95037
866-733-2693
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Hollister - (11.8 mi)
In The Save Mart Shopping Center
201-A McCray St
Hollister CA 95023
(831) 636-5201
Price: Cost varies by location



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