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South Pasadena, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

South Pasadena Post Office
1001 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena CA, 91030

In South Pasadena, 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 South 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 1 passport office in South Pasadena, 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 South Pasadena, California and Expedited Passport service options for South 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 South Pasadena California

Showing the single passport office in South Pasadena:

South Pasadena Post Office

1001 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030


Other passport offices near South Pasadena California

Highland Park Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 1.6 Miles
El Sereno Postal Store - Los Angeles - 1.7 Miles
Alhambra Civic Center Library - Alhambra - 1.8 Miles
Alhambra Post Office - Alhambra - 1.9 Miles
Crowell Public Library - San Marino - 2.3 Miles
Eagle Rock Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 2.3 Miles
York Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 2.4 Miles
San Gabriel Parks & Recreation Dept. - San Gabriel - 2.5 Miles
Pasadena Main Post Office - Pasadena - 2.7 Miles
San Gabriel Post Office - San Gabriel - 2.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to South 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 - 14.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 96.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 301.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 384.5 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 603.9 Miles

South Pasadena, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in South 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 South 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 South Pasadena will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to South Pasadena, there is one less than 100 miles from South 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 South 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 South 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 South 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 South Pasadena

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

South Pasadena California, Alhambra California, Pasadena California, San Marino California, San Gabriel California, Monterey Park California, Rosemead California, Altadena California, Temple City California, East Los Angeles California, Glendale California, La Cañada Flintridge California, Sierra Madre California, Arcadia California, South El Monte California, Montebello California, Commerce California, El Monte California, Vernon California, Maywood California

Passport Expediting in South Pasadena, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in South Pasadena, 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 South 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 the only passport office in South 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 South 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 South Pasadena, 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 South Pasadena residents, there is a regional passport facility only 14.8 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 South Pasadena as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in South 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 South 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 South Pasadena.

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

UPS Store - South Pasadena - (0.4 mi)
Vons Shopping Center Between Monterey And Oxley
1107 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena CA 91030
(626) 799-4589
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2156 - Alhambra - (0.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Fremont & Main
2551 W Main St
Alhambra CA 91801
(626) 281-1637
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #428 - Alhambra - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
2207 W Commonwealth Ave
Alhambra CA 91803
(626) 289-7164
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9668 - Pasadena - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
727 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena CA 91105
(626) 795-3810
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9665 - Los Angeles - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
5944 North Figueroa Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90042
(323) 478-8310
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - S Fair Oaks Ave - (1.6 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
UPS Store - Alhambra - (1.7 mi)
Regency Plaza, Between 5th & 6th Streets
560 W Main St
Alhambra CA 91801
(626) 284-8298
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9791 - Alhambra - (2 mi)
Photo Center
2532 West Valley Boulevard
Alhambra CA 91803
(626) 308-1001
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3968 - Alhambra - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
816 East Main Street
Alhambra CA 91801
(626) 293-5750
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11442 - Pasadena - (2.2 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

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