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Lakewood, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Lakewood Main Post Office
5200 Clark Ave
Lakewood CA, 90712

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

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 Lakewood California

Showing the single passport office in Lakewood:

Lakewood Main Post Office

5200 Clark Ave
Lakewood, CA 90712


Other passport offices near Lakewood California

Bellflower Main Post Office - Bellflower - 2.3 Miles
Long Beach GMF Station Post Office - Long Beach - 3.1 Miles
Paramount Main Post Office - Paramount - 3.1 Miles
Artesia Post Office - Artesia - 3.3 Miles
Artesia City Hall - Artesia - 3.4 Miles
Hawaiian Gardens Branch Post Office - Hawaiian Gardens - 3.8 Miles
California State University Long Beach - Long Beach - 4.1 Miles
Compton Main Post Office - Compton - 4.3 Miles
Los Alamitos Post Office - Los Alamitos - 4.6 Miles
Norwalk Main Post Office - Norwalk - 4.8 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lakewood

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 - 19.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 83.4 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 313.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 380.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 600.8 Miles

Lakewood, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Lakewood

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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood

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

Lakewood California, Bellflower California, Paramount California, Artesia California, East Rancho Dominguez California, Hawaiian Gardens California, Cerritos California, Norwalk California, Compton California, Los Alamitos California, La Palma California, Long Beach California, Downey California, Cypress California, Lynwood California, Santa Fe Springs California, Willowbrook California, Seal Beach California, Carson California, Cudahy California

Passport Expediting in Lakewood, California

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

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

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 Lakewood.
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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood?

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 Lakewood, 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 Lakewood 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 Lakewood.

How much does a passport cost in Lakewood?

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 Lakewood?

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 Lakewood.

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

UPS Store - Lakewood Square - (0.2 mi)
Across From The Lakewood Center Mall. Same Shopping Center With Cvs And Chuck E. Cheese's
4067 Hardwick St
Lakewood CA 90712
(562) 408-2383
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9572 - Lakewood - (0.2 mi)
Photo Center
5117 Lakewood Boulevard
Lakewood CA 90712
(562) 634-9100
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #1050 - Lakewood - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
340 Lakewood Center Mall
Lakewood CA 90712
(562) 295-1508
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Long Beach Supercenter - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
3705 E South St
Long Beach CA 90805
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #5014 - Lakewood - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
4909 Paramount Boulevard
Lakewood CA 90713
(562) 272-6809
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6903 - Lakewood - (0.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Lakewood & South
5829 Lakewood Blvd
Lakewood CA 90712
(562) 817-5690
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Long Beach - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
4101 McGowen St
Long Beach CA 90808
(562) 420-0071
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Lakewood Supercenter - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
2770 Carson St
Lakewood CA 90712
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #8878 - Lakewood - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
5505 Carson Street
Lakewood CA 90713
(562) 420-1403
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9579 - Long Beach - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
4570 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA 90807
(562) 423-7959
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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