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Mountain View, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Mountain View Post Office
211 Hope St
Mountain View CA, 94041

In Mountain View, 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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View, 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 Mountain View, California and Expedited Passport service options for Mountain View.

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 Mountain View California

Showing the single passport office in Mountain View:

Mountain View Post Office

211 Hope St
Mountain View, CA 94041


Other passport offices near Mountain View California

Sunnyvale Post Office - Sunnyvale - 1.5 Miles
Loyola Corner Los Altos PO - Los Altos - 2.1 Miles
Cupertino Post Office - Cupertino - 4 Miles
Palo Alto Post Office - Palo Alto - 4.5 Miles
Stanford Branch Post Office - Stanford - 5.1 Miles
Mission Station Post Office - Santa Clara - 5.2 Miles
Alviso Post Office - Alviso - 5.2 Miles
Santa Clara Post Office Agnew Station - Santa Clara - 5.4 Miles
Menlo Park-Oak Grove Post Office - Menlo Park - 6.6 Miles
Menlo Park Post Office - Menlo Park - 7.5 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Mountain View

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 - 28.4 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 266.6 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 369.1 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 613 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 633.5 Miles

Mountain View, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Mountain View

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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View

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

Mountain View California, Los Altos California, Sunnyvale California, Cupertino California, Palo Alto California, Stanford California, East Palo Alto California, Santa Clara California, Menlo Park California, Atherton California, Portola Valley California, Saratoga California, Burbank California, Milpitas California, Campbell California, Newark California, Woodside California, Monte Sereno California, Fremont California, Los Gatos California

Passport Expediting in Mountain View, California

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

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

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 Mountain View.
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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View?

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 Mountain View, 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 San Francisco Passport Agency, it's not too far from Mountain View and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

How much does a passport cost in Mountain View?

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 Mountain View?

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 Mountain View.

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

CVS #7774 - Mountain View - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
850 California Street
Mountain View CA 94041
(650) 691-4004
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Downtown Mountain View - (0.4 mi)
Downtown Between Le Boulanger & Starbucks
650 Castro St
Mountain View CA 94041
(650) 390-8400
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #689 - Mountain View - (0.5 mi)
El Camino & Grant
121 E El Camino Real
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 961-7555
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9346 - Mountain View - (1 mi)
Photo Center
1041 El Monte Avenue
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 961-5560
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9987 - Mountain View - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
1798 Miramonte Avenue
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 969-6297
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13948 - Mountain View - (1.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of El Camino Real & Escuela
1905 W El Camino Real
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 967-3531
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9856 - Sunnyvale - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
1165 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA 94087
(408) 732-1688
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Sunnyvale - (1.3 mi)
Between Mary & Bernardo In Cala Shopping Center
1111 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA 94087
(408) 733-8382
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - San Antonio Shopping Center - (1.8 mi)
Between Walmart And Kohls
530 Showers Dr
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 948-0111
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Mountain View Store - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
600 Showers Dr
Mountain View CA 94040
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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