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Empire, California Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Empire / Applying for a passport from Empire

Residents of Empire in Stanislaus County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Empire 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 Empire, 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 Empire, California and Expedited Passport service options for Empire.

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 Empire, CA

Empire Post Office
5102 Yosemite Blvd
Empire CA, 95319

There is only a single passport office in Empire.

Empire Post Office
5102 Yosemite Blvd
Empire, CA 95319

Regional Passport Offices Close to Empire

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 - 71.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 246 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 347.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 591.6 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 600.9 Miles

Other passport offices near Empire California:

Hughson Post Office - Hughson - 3.4 Miles
Modesto Post Office - Hudson Station - Modesto - 3.7 Miles
Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder - Modesto - 4.4 Miles
Keyes Post Office - Keyes - 5.3 Miles
Modesto Main Post Office - Modesto - 5.3 Miles
Riverbank Post Office - Riverbank - 5.7 Miles
Modesto Paradise Station - Modesto - 6.3 Miles
Waterford Post Office - Waterford - 6.8 Miles
Oakdale Post Office - Oakdale - 7.8 Miles
Denair Post Office - Denair - 8.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Empire

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

Hughson California, Ceres California, Riverbank California, Waterford California, Oakdale California, Turlock California, Ripon California, Patterson California, Crows Landing California, Manteca California, Livingston California, Farmington California, Newman California, Lathrop California, Atwater California, Gustine California, Copperopolis California, Linden California, Tracy California, Angels Camp California

How to Get a Passport in Empire, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Empire

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 Empire 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 Empire 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 Empire, California

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

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

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 Empire.

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 Empire 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 Empire?

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 Empire, 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 71.3 miles from Empire, 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 Empire?

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 Empire?

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 Empire.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #2842 - Modesto - (2.5 mi)
Scenic & Oakdale
840 Oakdale Rd
Modesto CA 95355
(209) 571-9075
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Ceres Store - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
1670 Mitchell Rd
Ceres CA 95307
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #3077 - Modesto - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
801 Oakdale Road Suite F
Modesto CA 95355
(209) 525-9430
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11705 - Modesto - (2.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Roselle & Floyd
3019 Floyd Ave
Modesto CA 95355
(209) 551-4867
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Modesto - (2.7 mi)
Century Center At Oakdale And Orangeburg
2401 E Orangeburg Ave
Modesto CA 95355
(209) 524-0900
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2902 - Modesto - (3 mi)
Hatch & Central
2101 E Hatch Rd
Modesto CA 95351
(209) 538-8268
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9874 - Modesto - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
2075 E. Hatch Road
Modesto CA 95351
(209) 537-4824
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Ceres - (3.3 mi)
Savemart Shopping Center Whitmore And Mitchell
2908 E Whitmore Ave
Ceres CA 95307
(209) 537-9040
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9884 - Modesto - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
2601 Oakdale Road Suite East
Modesto CA 95355
(209) 523-4932
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5498 - Modesto - (4.3 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Coffee & Sylvan
3500 Coffee Rd
Modesto CA 95355
(209) 341-0814
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99