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Hawthorne, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Hawthorne Main Post Office
12700 Inglewood Ave
Hawthorne CA, 90250

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

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 Hawthorne California

Showing the single passport office in Hawthorne:

Hawthorne Main Post Office

12700 Inglewood Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250


Other passport offices near Hawthorne California

Lawndale Post Office - Lawndale - 1.2 Miles
Wagner Branch Post Office - Los Angeles - 2.4 Miles
Hillcrest Station Post Office, Inglewood - Inglewood - 2.7 Miles
Inglewood Public Library - Inglewood - 2.9 Miles
Airport Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3 Miles
Westchester Postal Store - Los Angeles - 3.7 Miles
Hermosa Beach City Clerk's Office - Hermosa Beach - 3.8 Miles
Hancock Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 4.2 Miles
Redondo Beach Main Post Office - Redondo Beach - 4.2 Miles
Greenmead Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 4.2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Hawthorne

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 - 9.9 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 92.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 304.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 390.9 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 611.3 Miles

Hawthorne, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Hawthorne

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 Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne

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

Hawthorne California, Lennox California, Lawndale California, Gardena California, Inglewood California, El Segundo California, Manhattan Beach California, South Los Angeles California, Hermosa Beach California, Redondo Beach California, Willowbrook California, Torrance California, Carson California, Marina del Rey California, Compton California, Culver City California, Lynwood California, Venice California, South Gate California, Huntington Park California

Passport Expediting in Hawthorne, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Hawthorne, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the Los Angeles Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Hawthorne.
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 Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne?

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 Hawthorne, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Hawthorne residents, there is a regional passport facility only 9.9 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Hawthorne as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Hawthorne?

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 Hawthorne?

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 Hawthorne.

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

Costco Store #564 - Hawthorne Business Center - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
12530 Prairie Ave
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 220-8826
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walgreens #10069 - Hawthorne - (0.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Hawthorne & 120Th
11983 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 349-0130
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hawthorne - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
11909 S Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 675-1255
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #9137 - Hawthorne - (0.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Prarie & Rosecrans
14250 Prairie Ave
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 978-9167
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8860 - Hawthorne - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
11831 Hawthorne Boulevard
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 679-3668
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8831 - Hawthorne - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
3880 West Rosecrans Boulevard
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 675-0359
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #5809 - Hawthorne - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
4775 West Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne CA 90250
(310) 263-7330
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9588 - Lawndale - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
15103 South Hawthorne Boulevard
Lawndale CA 90260
(310) 679-7619
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hawthorne - (1.4 mi)
Intersection Of Crenshaw & 120th (Across From Target & Lowe's)
2851 West 120th St
Hawthorne CA 90250
(323) 777-8388
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9578 - Inglewood - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
3120 Imperial Highway
Inglewood CA 90303
(310) 676-1183
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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