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Merced, California Passport Office Information

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

Residents of Merced in Merced County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Merced 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 2 passport offices here in Merced, there are (798) 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 Merced, California and Expedited Passport service options for Merced.

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 Merced, CA

Merced County Clerk
2222 M St
Merced CA, 95340

Merced Post Office
2334 M St
Merced CA, 95340

There are 2 passport offices in Merced.

Merced County Clerk
2222 M St
Merced, CA 95340
Merced Post Office
2334 M St
Merced, CA 95340

Regional Passport Offices Close to Merced

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 - 97.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 216.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 317.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 562.2 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 624.6 Miles

Other passport offices near Merced California:

Le Grand Post Office - Le Grand - 10.2 Miles
Chowchilla Post Office - Chowchilla - 13.4 Miles
Ballico Post Office - Ballico - 15.6 Miles
Santa Rita Park Post Office - Santa Rita Park - 16.1 Miles
Delhi Post Office - Delhi - 17.9 Miles
Denair Post Office - Denair - 21.9 Miles
Turlock Post Office - Turlock - 22.6 Miles
Los Banos Post Office - Los Banos - 23.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Merced

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

Atwater California, Livingston California, Dos Palos California, Turlock California, Los Banos California, Firebaugh California, Waterford California, Gustine California, Newman California, Hughson California, Crows Landing California, Ceres California, Mendota California, Patterson California, Oakdale California, Riverbank California, Oakhurst California, Kerman California, El Portal California, Ripon California

How to Get a Passport in Merced, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Merced

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 Merced 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 Merced 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 Merced, California

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

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

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 2 passport offices in Merced.

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 Merced 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 Merced?

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 Merced, 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 97.3 miles from Merced, 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 Merced?

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 Merced?

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 Merced.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #7206 - Merced - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
1970 Yosemite Parkway
Merced CA 95340
(209) 726-4113
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4415 - Merced - (2.2 mi)
G Street & Olive Avenue
3098 G St
Merced CA 95340
(209) 385-3438
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3330 - Merced - (2.2 mi)
R Street & 16Th Street
1640 R St
Merced CA 95340
(209) 722-1645
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Merced - (2.3 mi)
Rite Aid Shopping Center At G And Olive Street
3144 G Street
Merced CA 95340
(209) 723-8543
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #142 - Merced - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
1445 R St
Merced CA 95340
(209) 725-5020
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9623 - Merced - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
649 W Olive Ave
Merced CA 95348
(209) 723-4303
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Merced Store - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
3055 Loughborough Dr
Merced CA 95348
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Atwater - (8.1 mi)
Five Corner Crossing Shopping Center
257 Bellevue Rd
Atwater CA 95301
(209) 358-0000
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6718 - Atwater - (8.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Shaffer Rd & Bellevue Ave
2730 Shaffer Rd
Atwater CA 95301
(209) 357-9430
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Atwater Supercenter - (8.2 mi)
Photo Center
800 Commerce Ave
Atwater CA 95301
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44