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Pasadena, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Pasadena City College Community Business Center
3035 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena CA, 91107

Pasadena Main Post Office
600 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena CA, 91103

In Pasadena, California there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Pasadena 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 2 passport offices in Pasadena, there are (798) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Pasadena, California and Expedited Passport service options for Pasadena.

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 Pasadena California

Showing 2 passport offices in Pasadena:

Pasadena City College Community Business Center

3035 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107

Pasadena Main Post Office

600 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

Other passport offices near Pasadena California

Altadena Post Office - Altadena - 2 Miles
Altadena Library District - Altadena - 2 Miles
Eagle Rock Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 2 Miles
La Canada Main Post Office - La Canada - 2.4 Miles
South Pasadena Post Office - South Pasadena - 3.2 Miles
York Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.3 Miles
Highland Park Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.5 Miles
Crowell Public Library - San Marino - 3.8 Miles
Glassell Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 4.3 Miles
Glendale Main Post Office - Glendale - 4.5 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Pasadena

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 - 15.6 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 99.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 298.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 385.7 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 604.9 Miles

Pasadena, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Pasadena

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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena

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

Pasadena California, Altadena California, La Cañada Flintridge California, South Pasadena California, San Marino California, Alhambra California, Glendale California, San Gabriel California, La Crescenta-Montrose California, Sierra Madre California, Temple City California, Monterey Park California, Arcadia California, Rosemead California, Burbank California, Monrovia California, East Los Angeles California, El Monte California, South El Monte California, Duarte California

Passport Expediting in Pasadena, California

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

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Pasadena.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Pasadena 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 Pasadena?

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 Pasadena, 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 Pasadena 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 Pasadena.

How much does a passport cost in Pasadena?

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 Pasadena?

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 Pasadena.

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

CVS #9848 - Pasadena - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
20 East Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena CA 91103
(626) 795-6609
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9694 - Pasadena - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
900 North Lake Avenue
Pasadena CA 91104
(626) 794-4714
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9139 - Pasadena - (1.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Lake Avenue & Orange Grove
670 N Lake Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 585-8926
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - N Lake Ave - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
254 N Lake Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 229-9981
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - S Fair Oaks Ave - (2 mi)
Ne Corner Of California Blvd, Next To Starbucks
556 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
(626) 564-0690
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9784 - Eagle Rock - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
1030 Colorado Boulevard
Eagle Rock CA 90041
(323) 255-5130
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9668 - Pasadena - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
727 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena CA 91105
(626) 795-3810
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Canada - (2.3 mi)
Across From Trader Joes (Livescan Is Available By Appointment Only)
466 Foothill Blvd
La Canada CA 91011
(818) 952-0981
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11442 - Pasadena - (2.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 310 S. Lake & Del Mar
310 S Lake Ave
Pasadena CA 91101
(626) 583-8066
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - E Washington Blvd - (2.3 mi)
Rite Aid Shopping Center
1443 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena CA 91104
(626) 529-0325
Price: Cost varies by location

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