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Tahoe City, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Tahoe City Post Office
950 N Lake Blvd, #Sunnyside-tahoe
Tahoe City CA, 96145

In Tahoe City, 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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City, 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 Tahoe City, California and Expedited Passport service options for Tahoe City.

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 Tahoe City California

Showing the single passport office in Tahoe City:

Tahoe City Post Office

950 N Lake Blvd, #Sunnyside-tahoe
Tahoe City, CA 96145


Other passport offices near Tahoe City California

Truckee Main Post Office - Truckee - 8.2 Miles
Crystal Bay Post Office - Crystal Bay - 9 Miles
Incline Village Branch - Incline Village - 11.1 Miles
Zephyr Cove Post Office - Zephyr Cove - 15.8 Miles
Tahoe General Services - Stateline - 17.9 Miles
Carson City Post Office - Carson City - 20.1 Miles
Minden Post Office - Minden - 24.2 Miles
Douglas County Clerk's Office - Minden - 24.3 Miles
Steamboat Station - Reno - 24.3 Miles
Peavine Station Post Office - Reno - 24.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Tahoe City

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 - 133.7 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 319.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 414.8 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 513 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 617.5 Miles

Tahoe City, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City will need to visit a passport office.
* Tahoe City isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Tahoe City

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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City

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

Truckee California, South Lake Tahoe California, Genoa Nevada, Carson City Nevada, Dayton Nevada, Sparks Nevada, Loyalton California, Kirkwood California, Washington California, Pollock Pines California, Georgetown California, Markleeville California, Colfax California, Beckwourth California, Portola California, Coloma California, Grass Valley California, Aukum California, La Porte California, Fernley Nevada

Passport Expediting in Tahoe City, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Tahoe City. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Tahoe City, California

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

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 Tahoe City.
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 Tahoe City 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 Tahoe City?

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 Tahoe City, 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 133.7 miles from Tahoe City, 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 Tahoe City?

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 Tahoe City?

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 Tahoe City.

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

CVS #9976 - Tahoe City - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
850 North Lake Boulevard
Tahoe City CA 96145
(530) 584-0250
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9174 - Truckee - (7.6 mi)
Photo Center
11411 Deerfield Drive
Truckee CA 96161
(530) 587-5775
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Truckee - (8.1 mi)
Photo Center
12030 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee CA 96161
(530) 550-8550
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Lake Tahoe - (17 mi)
One-Half Mile North Of Casinos Beside Sushi Pier
195 Hwy 50
Stateline NV 89449
(775) 588-8200
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #7683 - Stateline - (18.2 mi)
Photo Center
31 Highway 50 Suite101
Stateline NV 89449
(775) 588-4685
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9376 - South Lake Tahoe - (18.2 mi)
Photo Center
3471 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
(530) 541-9481
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9713 - South Lake Tahoe - (19 mi)
Photo Center
1043 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
(530) 544-1500
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9842 - Carson City - (19.7 mi)
Photo Center
1980 North Carson Street
Carson City NV 89701
(775) 882-2299
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Carson City Supercenter - (19.8 mi)
Photo Center
3770 Us Highway 395 S
Carson City NV 89705
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #127 - Carson City - (19.8 mi)
Photo Center
700 Old Clear Creek Rd
Carson City NV 89705
(775) 881-2503
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99

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