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Hanford, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Kings County Clerk Recorders Office
1400 W Lacey Blvd
Hanford CA, 93230

Hanford Post Office
517 N Irwin St
Hanford CA, 93230

In Hanford, California there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Hanford 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 2 passport offices in Hanford, 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 Hanford, California and Expedited Passport service options for Hanford.

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 Hanford California

Showing 2 passport offices in Hanford:

Kings County Clerk Recorders Office

1400 W Lacey Blvd
Hanford, CA 93230

Hanford Post Office

517 N Irwin St
Hanford, CA 93230

Other passport offices near Hanford California

Goshen Post Office - Goshen - 10.6 Miles
Corcoran Post Office - Corcoran - 11.6 Miles
City of Tulare Clerk's Office - Tulare - 14.3 Miles
Visalia Post Office - Visalia - 14.9 Miles
Visalia City Office---Human Resources Dept. - Visalia - 15.8 Miles
Selma Post Office - Selma - 17 Miles
Caruthers Post Office - Caruthers - 18.4 Miles
Dinuba Post Office - Dinuba - 19 Miles
Farmersville Post Office - Farmersville - 20.1 Miles
Reedley Post Office - Reedley - 20.4 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Hanford

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 - 145.6 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 160.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 245.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 498.7 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 689.4 Miles

Hanford, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Hanford 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 Hanford 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 Hanford will need to visit a passport office.
* Hanford isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Hanford

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 Hanford 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 Hanford 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 Hanford

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

Lemoore California, Goshen California, Stratford California, Corcoran California, Kingsburg California, Tulare California, London California, Selma California, Dinuba California, Parlier California, Farmersville California, Reedley California, Fowler California, Exeter California, Easton California, Sanger California, Lindsay California, Woodlake California, Avenal California, Porterville California

Passport Expediting in Hanford, California

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

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Hanford.
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 Hanford 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 Hanford?

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 Hanford, 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 145.6 miles from Hanford, 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 Hanford?

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 Hanford?

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 Hanford.

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

Costco Store #1244 - Hanford - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
2395 E Lacey Blvd
Hanford CA 93230
(559) 670-6008
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9828 - Hanford - (3 mi)
Photo Center
574 W. Lacey Blvd
Hanford CA 93230
(559) 582-2875
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Hanford Supercenter - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
250 S 12th Ave
Hanford CA 93230
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Hanford - (3.4 mi)
Next To The Starbucks
240 North 12th Avenue
Hanford CA 93230
(559) 583-7600
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5411 - Hanford - (3.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Eleventh & Grangeville
710 W Grangeville Blvd
Hanford CA 93230
(559) 582-9438
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9893 - Hanford - (4.5 mi)
Photo Center
2539 North 11th Avenue
Hanford CA 93230
(559) 585-3960
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11612 - Lemoore - (7.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Lemoore & Hanford-Armona
12 W Hanford Armona Rd
Lemoore CA 93245
(559) 925-6510
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lemoore - (8 mi)
Sw Corner Of Hanford Armona Rd & 18th In The Savemart Parking Lot
161 W Hanford Armona Rd
Lemoore CA 93245
(559) 423-5890
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5551 - Tulare - (13.3 mi)
Photo Center
109 South West Street
Tulare CA 93274
(559) 687-1953
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6683 - Visalia - (13.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Akers Rd & Cypress Rd
5328 W Cypress Ave
Visalia CA 93277
(559) 741-9583
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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