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Fresno, California Passport Office Information

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

Residents of Fresno in Fresno County, California have a choice of 4 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Fresno 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 4 passport offices here in Fresno, there are (794) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Fresno, California and Expedited Passport service options for Fresno.

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 Offices in Fresno, CA

Cardwell Station Post Office
1606 E Griffith Way
Fresno CA, 93704

Woodward Park Station Post Office
755 E Nees Ave
Fresno CA, 93720

Fresno Downtown Post Office
1900 E St
Fresno CA, 93706

Fresno County Clerk
2221 Kern St
Fresno CA, 93721

There are 4 passport offices in Fresno.

Cardwell Station Post Office
1606 E Griffith Way
Fresno, CA 93704
Woodward Park Station Post Office
755 E Nees Ave
Fresno, CA 93720
Fresno Downtown Post Office
1900 E St
Fresno, CA 93706
Fresno County Clerk
2221 Kern St
Fresno, CA 93721

Regional Passport Offices Close to Fresno

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 - 137.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 177.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 276.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 520.7 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 657.7 Miles



Other passport offices near Fresno California:

Clovis Post Office - Clovis - 4.6 Miles
Sanger Post Office - Sanger - 13 Miles
Madera Post Office - Madera - 15.6 Miles
Caruthers Post Office - Caruthers - 15.7 Miles
Selma Post Office - Selma - 16.6 Miles
Prather Post Office - Prather - 19.8 Miles
O'Neals Post Office - Oakhurst-North Fork - 20.3 Miles
Reedley Post Office - Reedley - 20.8 Miles
Tranquillity Post Office - Tranquillity - 23.6 Miles
Dinuba Post Office - Dinuba - 25.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Fresno

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

Clovis California, Easton California, Fowler California, Sanger California, Kerman California, Selma California, Parlier California, Reedley California, Kingsburg California, San Joaquin California, Dinuba California, London California, Mendota California, Lemoore California, Firebaugh California, Oakhurst California, Goshen California, Stratford California, Woodlake California, Dos Palos California


How to Get a Passport in Fresno, California

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

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 Fresno 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 Fresno 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 Fresno, California

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

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

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 are 4 passport offices in Fresno.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Fresno 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 Fresno?

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 Fresno, 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 137.3 miles from Fresno, 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 Fresno?

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 Fresno?

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 Fresno.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9994 - Fresno - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
728 West Shaw Avenue
Fresno CA 93704
(559) 226-1485
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13871 - Fresno - (0.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Palm Ave. & Shaw Ave.
1016 W Shaw Ave
Fresno CA 93711
(559) 229-2361
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Fresno Supercenter - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
1804 East Ashlan Avenue
Fresno CA 93726
559-512-8601
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - E Shaw - (1 mi)
Now Located In The Mission Village Shopping Center On The Sw Corner Of Shaw And Fresno
373 E Shaw
Fresno CA 93710
(559) 225-6153
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6772 - Fresno - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
4987 North Fresno Street
Fresno CA 93710
(559) 227-7137
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12707 - Fresno - (1.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of First St. & Ashlan Ave.
4172 N 1St St
Fresno CA 93726
(559) 243-0124
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10243 - Fresno - (1.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Blackstone & Clinton
2420 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno CA 93703
(559) 244-0974
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Pavilion West Shopping Center - (1.8 mi)
SW Corner Of W. Bullard Ave & N West Ave
2037 W Bullard Ave
Fresno CA 93711
(559) 432-5011
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9537 - Fresno - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1325 West Shields Avenue
Fresno CA 93705
(559) 224-6963
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7553 - Fresno - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
3011 East Shields Avenue
Fresno CA 93726
(559) 224-2965
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99