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Passport Guide for Los Altos

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


How to Get a Passport in Los Altos, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Los Altos

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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Office in Los Altos, CA

Loyola Corner Los Altos PO
1525 Miramonte Ave
Los Altos CA, 94024

Looking for a passport office in Los Altos? There are hundreds of such offices in California. These 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.

There is only a single passport office in Los Altos.

Loyola Corner Los Altos PO
1525 Miramonte Ave
Los Altos, CA 94024
 

Other passport offices near Los Altos California:

Cupertino Post Office - Cupertino - 2.8 Miles
Mountain View Post Office - Mountain View - 3.1 Miles
Sunnyvale Post Office - Sunnyvale - 3.1 Miles
Stanford Branch Post Office - Stanford - 5.6 Miles
Mission Station Post Office - Santa Clara - 6 Miles
Palo Alto Post Office - Palo Alto - 6.4 Miles
Saratoga Post Office - Saratoga - 6.4 Miles
Menlo Park-Oak Grove Post Office - Menlo Park - 7.5 Miles
Santa Clara Post Office Agnew Station - Santa Clara - 7.5 Miles
Campbell Post Office - Campbell - 7.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Los Altos

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

Los Altos California, Mountain View California, Sunnyvale California, Cupertino California, Stanford California, Palo Alto California, Saratoga California, Portola Valley California, Santa Clara California, Menlo Park California, East Palo Alto California, Campbell California, Atherton California, Burbank California, Monte Sereno California, Woodside California, Los Gatos California, Milpitas California, Newark California, San Carlos California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Los Altos

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 - 29.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 265.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 368.2 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 615.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 633.7 Miles


Passport Expediting in Los Altos, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Los Altos?

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 Los Altos.

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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos?

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 Los Altos, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the San Francisco Passport Agency, it's not too far from Los Altos and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

How much does a passport cost in Los Altos?

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 Los Altos?

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 Los Altos.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Los Altos - (1 mi)
Los Altos
650 Fremont Ave
Los Altos CA 94024
(650) 397-5641
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9987 - Mountain View - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
1798 Miramonte Avenue
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 969-6297
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7088 - Los Altos - (1.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of 2Nd St (301 2Nd St) & South Pl
303 2Nd St
Los Altos CA 94022
(650) 949-3378
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Los Altos - (2 mi)
At Main And 3rd Street
171 Main St
Los Altos CA 94022
(650) 949-1559
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #689 - Mountain View - (2.5 mi)
El Camino & Grant
121 E El Camino Real
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 961-7555
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3380 - Sunnyvale - (2.6 mi)
South Mary & Fremont
1306 S Mary Ave
Sunnyvale CA 94087
(408) 732-2729
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Downtown Mountain View - (2.7 mi)
Downtown Between Le Boulanger & Starbucks
650 Castro St
Mountain View CA 94041
(650) 390-8400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9346 - Mountain View - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1041 El Monte Avenue
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 961-5560
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13948 - Mountain View - (2.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of El Camino Real & Escuela
1905 W El Camino Real
Mountain View CA 94040
(650) 967-3531
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9856 - Sunnyvale - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
1165 West El Camino Real
Sunnyvale CA 94087
(408) 732-1688
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99