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Tehachapi, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Tehachapi City Clerk's Office
115 S Robinson St
Tehachapi CA, 93561

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

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 Tehachapi California

Showing the single passport office in Tehachapi:

Tehachapi City Clerk's Office

115 S Robinson St
Tehachapi, CA 93561


Other passport offices near Tehachapi California

Lamont Post Office - Lamont - 19 Miles
Mojave Post Office - Mojave - 19.4 Miles
Rosamond Post Office - Rosamond - 24.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Tehachapi

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 - 64.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 160.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 244.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 422.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 636.4 Miles

Tehachapi, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Tehachapi

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 Tehachapi 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 Tehachapi 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 Tehachapi

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

Tehachapi California, Arvin California, Mojave California, Rosamond California, Lake Isabella California, Edwards California, Edwards Air Force Base California, Lancaster California, Kernville California, Castaic California, Palmdale California, Shafter California, Maricopa California, Acton California, Taft California, Santa Clarita California, Piru California, Boron California, McFarland California, Wasco California

Passport Expediting in Tehachapi, California

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

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

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 Tehachapi.
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 Tehachapi 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 Tehachapi?

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 Tehachapi, 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 64.8 miles from Tehachapi, 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 Tehachapi?

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 Tehachapi?

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 Tehachapi.

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

UPS Store - Tehachapi - (4.2 mi)
Photo Center
1121 W Valley Blvd
Tehachapi CA 93561
(661) 823-4940
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7555 - Tehachapi - (4.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Tucker & Tehachapi
1101 W Tehachapi Blvd
Tehachapi CA 93561
(661) 823-0163
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Tehachapi Supercenter - (14.2 mi)
Photo Center
400 Tucker Road
Tehachapi CA 93561
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7001 - Bakersfield - (23.6 mi)
Photo Center
6500 Niles Street
Bakersfield CA 93306
(661) 363-6384
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2768 - Bakersfield - (24.1 mi)
Photo Center
6500 South Union Avenue
Bakersfield CA 93307
(661) 835-8371
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Mall View Rd - (25.1 mi)
Mall View And Oswell
3501 Mall View Rd
Bakersfield CA 93306
(661) 873-1888
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Bakersfield Supercenter - (25.3 mi)
Photo Center
2601 Fashion Place
Bakersfield CA 93306
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Bakersfield Supercenter - (25.4 mi)
Photo Center
6225 Colony St
Bakersfield CA 93307
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #3294 - Bakersfield - (25.5 mi)
Mt. Vernon Avenue & Bernard
2628 Mount Vernon Ave
Bakersfield CA 93306
(661) 871-3855
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3272 - Bakersfield - (25.7 mi)
South H Street & Planz
3315 S H St
Bakersfield CA 93304
(661) 396-0634
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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