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Madera, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Madera Post Office
201 S D St
Madera CA, 93638

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

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 Madera California

Showing the single passport office in Madera:

Madera Post Office

201 S D St
Madera, CA 93638


Other passport offices near Madera California

Woodward Park Station Post Office - Fresno - 13.3 Miles
Cardwell Station Post Office - Fresno - 15 Miles
Chowchilla Post Office - Chowchilla - 15.2 Miles
Clovis Post Office - Clovis - 16.8 Miles
Fresno Downtown Post Office - Fresno - 17.1 Miles
O'Neals Post Office - Oakhurst-North Fork - 17.4 Miles
Fresno County Clerk - Fresno - 17.7 Miles
Le Grand Post Office - Le Grand - 19.4 Miles
Mendota Post Office - Mendota - 22.4 Miles
Tranquillity Post Office - Tranquillity - 23 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Madera

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 - 124.1 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 190.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 290.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 534.3 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 645.9 Miles

Madera, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Madera 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 Madera 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 Madera will need to visit a passport office.
* Madera 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 Madera

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 Madera 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 Madera 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 Madera

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

Kerman California, Clovis California, Easton California, Mendota California, Firebaugh California, San Joaquin California, Fowler California, Sanger California, Oakhurst California, Dos Palos California, Selma California, Parlier California, Reedley California, Kingsburg California, Atwater California, Dinuba California, London California, Los Banos California, Lemoore California, Livingston California

Passport Expediting in Madera, California

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

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

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 Madera.
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 Madera 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 Madera?

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 Madera, 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 124.1 miles from Madera, 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 Madera?

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 Madera?

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 Madera.

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

CVS #9159 - Madera - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
1109 Country Club Drive
Madera CA 93638
(559) 673-0003
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6453 - Madera - (3.6 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Pine & Yosemite
1300 W Yosemite Ave
Madera CA 93637
(559) 673-8172
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Madera Store - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
1977 W Cleveland Ave
Madera CA 93637
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9986 - Madera - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
1400 Howard Road
Madera CA 93637
(559) 661-8380
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11242 - Madera - (3.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Shopping Center & Cleveland
2020 W Cleveland Ave
Madera CA 93637
(559) 664-9170
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Madera - (4 mi)
Hallmark Town Center, Near Food 4 Less, Off 99
2370 W Cleveland Ave
Madera CA 93637
(559) 664-1150
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - The MarketPlace at El Paseo - (9.5 mi)
At The Corner Of Herndon and Riverside Drive Near The 99.
6569 N Riverside Dr
Fresno CA 93722
(559) 275-4800
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9846 - Fresno - (10.2 mi)
Photo Center
6800 North Milburn Avenue
Fresno CA 93722
(559) 451-3486
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6942 - Fresno - (11.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Fig Garden & Bullard
6010 N Figarden Dr
Fresno CA 93722
(559) 271-4926
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #31 - Fresno - (11.6 mi)
Photo Center
4500 W Shaw Ave
Fresno CA 93722
(559) 271-6511
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99

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