San Rafael, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

San Rafael Post Office
40 Bellam Blvd
San Rafael CA, 94901

In San Rafael, 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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael, 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 San Rafael, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Rafael.

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 San Rafael California

Showing the single passport office in San Rafael:

San Rafael Post Office

40 Bellam Blvd
San Rafael, CA 94901


Other passport offices near San Rafael California

Ross Post Office - Ross - 2.6 Miles
San Anselmo MPO - San Anselmo - 2.7 Miles
Larkspur MPO - Larkspur - 2.8 Miles
Corte Madera Post Office - Corte Madera - 3.2 Miles
Fairfax Post Office - Fairfax - 3.9 Miles
Mill Valley MPO - Mill Valley - 4.6 Miles
Belvedere-Tiburon Post Office - Belvedere - 6.5 Miles
Sausalito PO - Sausalito - 6.6 Miles
Richmond Post Office - Richmond - 7.3 Miles
Novato Post Office - Novato - 7.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Rafael

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 - 12.6 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 306.6 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 409.1 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 577.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 667.7 Miles

San Rafael, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in San Rafael

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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael

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

Ross California, San Anselmo California, Kentfield California, Larkspur California, Corte Madera California, Fairfax California, Paradise Cay California, Mill Valley California, Marin City California, Belvedere California, Tiburon California, Sausalito California, San Pablo California, Richmond California, Stinson Beach California, Novato California, Bolinas California, El Cerrito California, Pinole California, El Sobrante California

Passport Expediting in San Rafael, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in San Rafael, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the San Francisco 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 San Rafael.
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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael?

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 San Rafael, 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 San Rafael residents, there is a regional passport facility only 12.6 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the San Francisco Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

How much does a passport cost in San Rafael?

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 San Rafael?

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 San Rafael.

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

UPS Store - San Rafael - (0.7 mi)
Montecito Plaza Just A Few Blocks From Downtown San Rafael
369 Third St
San Rafael CA 94901
(415) 457-6909
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #4952 - San Rafael - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
909 Grand Avenue
San Rafael CA 94901
(415) 258-1649
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4625 - San Rafael - (1 mi)
Northwest Corner Cijos & 3Rd
830 3Rd St
San Rafael CA 94901
(415) 455-9919
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Rafael - (1.9 mi)
On Miracle Mile Next6 To The McDonalds And Subway
2100 4th St
San Rafael CA 94901
(415) 456-9446
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9219 - Greenbrae - (2 mi)
Photo Center
330 Bon Air Shopping Center
Greenbrae CA 94904
(415) 461-9093
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Greenbrae - (2 mi)
Next To Subway - 2 Doors Left Of Cvs
336 Bon Air Ctr
Greenbrae CA 94904
(415) 925-1555
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9529 - San Rafael - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
442 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael CA 94903
(415) 479-9171
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Terra Linda - (2.7 mi)
The UPS Store In Terra Linda Off Hwy 101
1005 Northgate Dr
San Rafael CA 94903
(415) 507-1961
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #13584 - San Rafael - (2.7 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Northgate & Manuel T Freitas
155 Northgate One
San Rafael CA 94903
(415) 479-2260
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7445 - San Anselmo - (2.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Sir Francis Drake & Shaw
820 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo CA 94960
(415) 482-0191
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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