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Sonora, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Tuolumne County Clerk/Elections
2 S Green St
Sonora CA, 95370

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

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 Sonora California

Showing the single passport office in Sonora:

Tuolumne County Clerk/Elections

2 S Green St
Sonora, CA 95370


Other passport offices near Sonora California

Groveland Post office - Groveland-Big Oak Flat - 10.8 Miles
Mi Wuk Village - Long Barn - 11.1 Miles
San Andreas Post Office - San Andreas - 20.3 Miles
Valley Springs Post Office - Valley Springs - 25.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Sonora

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 - 98.1 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 253.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 352.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 580.2 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 583 Miles

Sonora, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Sonora

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 Sonora 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 Sonora 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 Sonora

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

Columbia California, Murphys California, Angels Camp California, Copperopolis California, Arnold California, Rail Road Flat California, Oakdale California, Waterford California, Farmington California, Riverbank California, Sutter Creek California, El Portal California, Hughson California, Linden California, Ione California, Plymouth California, Ceres California, Aukum California, Turlock California, Ripon California

Passport Expediting in Sonora, California

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

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

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 Sonora.
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 Sonora 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 Sonora?

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 Sonora, 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 98.1 miles from Sonora, 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 Sonora?

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 Sonora?

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 Sonora.

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

CVS #9208 - Sonora - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
13763 Mono Way
Sonora CA 95370
(209) 532-6973
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Sonora - (1.6 mi)
Sonora Crossroads Shopping Center, Just 4 Doors From Safeway
1257 Sanguinetti Road
Sonora CA 95370
(209) 588-8049
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Sonora Supercenter - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
1101 Sanguinetti Road
Sonora CA 95370
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9539 - Angels Camp - (11.5 mi)
Photo Center
41 North Main Street
Angels Camp CA 95222
(209) 736-1840
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9390 - Valley Springs - (25.6 mi)
Photo Center
200 East Highway 12 Suite D
Valley Springs CA 95252
(209) 772-9681
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3944 - Oakdale - (26.6 mi)
Photo Center
1520 East F Street
Oakdale CA 95361
(209) 845-1860
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Oakdale - (26.7 mi)
Savemart Shopping Center At Maag And F Street
1449 E F St
Oakdale CA 95361
(209) 847-1247
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11934 - Oakdale - (27.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Laurel & F (Hwy 108)
444 W F St
Oakdale CA 95361
(209) 845-2820
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9233 - Jackson - (29.1 mi)
Photo Center
515 South State Highway 49
Jackson CA 95642
(209) 223-3784
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Jackson Store - (30.8 mi)
Photo Center
10355 Wicklow Way
Jackson CA 95642
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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