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Chowchilla, California Passport Office Information

Residents of Chowchilla in Madera County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Chowchilla can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Chowchilla, 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 Chowchilla, California and Expedited Passport service options for Chowchilla.

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 ofices don't issue passports but 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 Office in Chowchilla, CA

Chowchilla Post Office
135 S 1st St
Chowchilla CA, 93610

There is only a single passport office in Chowchilla.

Chowchilla Post Office
135 S 1st St
Chowchilla, CA 93610

Regional Passport Offices Close to Chowchilla

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 - 110.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 202.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 303.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 548.3 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 636.5 Miles

Other passport offices near Chowchilla California:

Le Grand Post Office - Le Grand - 7.5 Miles
Madera Post Office - Madera - 12.5 Miles
Merced Post Office - Merced - 16.6 Miles
Merced County Clerk - Merced - 16.6 Miles
Santa Rita Park Post Office - Santa Rita Park - 18.7 Miles
Mendota Post Office - Mendota - 21.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Chowchilla

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Chowchilla for their passport application sealing needs.

Firebaugh California, Dos Palos California, Mendota California, Atwater California, Kerman California, Livingston California, Los Banos California, San Joaquin California, Clovis California, Oakhurst California, Easton California, Turlock California, Gustine California, Newman California, Fowler California, Waterford California, El Portal California, Sanger California, Hughson California, Crows Landing California

How to Get a Passport in Chowchilla, California

Getting a passport in Chowchilla 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 Chowchilla 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 Chowchilla will need to visit a passport office.
* Chowchilla 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 Chowchilla

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 Chowchilla 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 Chowchilla are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Expediting in Chowchilla, California

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

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Chowchilla, California

What is the application process of getting a passport in Chowchilla?

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 Chowchilla.

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 Chowchilla 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 Chowchilla?

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 Chowchilla, 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 110.3 miles from Chowchilla, 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 Chowchilla?

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, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 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 Chowchilla?

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 Chowchilla.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Madera - (11 mi)
Hallmark Town Center, Near Food 4 Less, Off 99
2370 W Cleveland Ave
Madera CA 93637
(559) 664-1150
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11242 - Madera - (11.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Shopping Center & Cleveland
2020 W Cleveland Ave
Madera CA 93637
(559) 664-9170
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Madera Store - (11.1 mi)
Photo Center
1977 W Cleveland Ave
Madera CA 93637
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9159 - Madera - (11.4 mi)
Photo Center
1109 Country Club Drive
Madera CA 93638
(559) 673-0003
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6453 - Madera - (12.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Pine & Yosemite
1300 W Yosemite Ave
Madera CA 93637
(559) 673-8172
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9986 - Madera - (12.3 mi)
Photo Center
1400 Howard Road
Madera CA 93637
(559) 661-8380
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7206 - Merced - (15 mi)
Photo Center
1970 Yosemite Parkway
Merced CA 95340
(209) 726-4113
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4415 - Merced - (16.6 mi)
G Street & Olive Avenue
3098 G St
Merced CA 95340
(209) 385-3438
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Merced - (16.7 mi)
Rite Aid Shopping Center At G And Olive Street
3144 G Street
Merced CA 95340
(209) 723-8543
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3330 - Merced - (16.7 mi)
R Street & 16Th Street
1640 R St
Merced CA 95340
(209) 722-1645
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99