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Northridge, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Porter Ranch Station Post Office
19300 Rinaldi St
Northridge CA, 91326

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

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 Northridge California

Showing the single passport office in Northridge:

Porter Ranch Station Post Office

19300 Rinaldi St
Northridge, CA 91326


Other passport offices near Northridge California

Northridge Post Office - Los Angeles - 2.4 Miles
Canoga Park Post Office - Canoga Park - 4.3 Miles
Mission City Annex Post Office - Mission Hills - 4.5 Miles
Reseda Main Post Office - Reseda - 4.7 Miles
Van Nuys Post Office - Van Nuys - 6.2 Miles
Sylmar Station Post Office - Sylmar - 6.4 Miles
Tarzana Post Office - Tarzana - 6.6 Miles
Woodland Hills Post Office - Woodland Hills - 7.1 Miles
Simi Valley City Clerk's Office - Simi Valley - 8 Miles
Santa Clarita Main Post Office - Valencia - 8.5 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Northridge

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 - 14.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 116.3 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 280.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 406.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 625.2 Miles

Northridge, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Northridge

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 Northridge 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 Northridge 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 Northridge

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

Northridge California, Reseda California, San Fernando California, Santa Clarita California, Van Nuys California, Encino California, Calabasas California, Sherman Oaks California, North Hollywood California, Simi Valley California, Studio City California, Topanga California, Oak Park California, Castaic California, Universal City California, Burbank California, Pacific Palisades California, Piru California, Brentwood California, Beverly Hills California

Passport Expediting in Northridge, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Northridge, 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 Northridge.
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 Northridge 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 Northridge?

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 Northridge, 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 Northridge residents, there is a regional passport facility only 14.5 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 Northridge as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Northridge?

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 Northridge?

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 Northridge.

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

UPS Store - Porter Ranch - (0.4 mi)
Whole Foods Shopping Center, Tampa And Rinaldi
19360 Rinaldi
Porter Ranch CA 91326
(818) 360-0144
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Porter Ranch Supercenter - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
19821 Rinaldi St
Porter Ranch CA 91326
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9533 - Porter Ranch - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
19783 Rinaldi Street
Porter Ranch CA 91326
(818) 368-6279
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6347 - Northridge - (1.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Reseda & Devonshire
18515 Devonshire St
Northridge CA 91324
(818) 363-1067
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Chatsworth - (1.8 mi)
At The Corner Of Mason And Devonshire
20555 Devonshire St
Chatsworth CA 91311
(818) 349-2584
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9605 - Northridge - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
10181 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge CA 91324
(818) 993-4125
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9978 - Granada Hills - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
18020 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills CA 91344
(818) 831-3271
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7015 - Chatsworth - (2.1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of De Soto & Devonshire
20901 Devonshire St
Chatsworth CA 91311
(818) 341-4339
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Northridge Near CSUN - (2.7 mi)
One Block West of CSUN, One Block North of Nordhoff St.
9227 Reseda Blvd
Northridge CA 91324
(818) 709-6477
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #11034 - Granada Hills - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
11900 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills CA 91344
(818) 360-0374
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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