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Novato, California Passport Office Information

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

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

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 Novato, CA

Novato Post Office
1537 S Novato Blvd
Novato CA, 94947

There is only a single passport office in Novato.

Novato Post Office
1537 S Novato Blvd
Novato, CA 94947

Regional Passport Offices Close to Novato

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 - 22.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 316.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 418.9 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 569.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 676.5 Miles

Other passport offices near Novato California:

City of Petaluma, City Clerk - Petaluma - 7.5 Miles
Fairfax Post Office - Fairfax - 7.6 Miles
Point Reyes Station MPO - Point Reyes Station - 8.7 Miles
San Anselmo MPO - San Anselmo - 8.9 Miles
Ross Post Office - Ross - 9.5 Miles
North Bay P&DC Finance Station - Petaluma - 9.7 Miles
San Rafael Post Office - San Rafael - 10.7 Miles
Larkspur MPO - Larkspur - 11.2 Miles
Penngrove MPO - Penngrove - 11.4 Miles
Corte Madera Post Office - Corte Madera - 12 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Novato

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

Novato California, Petaluma California, Fairfax California, San Anselmo California, Point Reyes Station California, Ross California, Kentfield California, Inverness California, Larkspur California, Corte Madera California, Bolinas California, Stinson Beach California, Mill Valley California, Cotati California, Sonoma California, Paradise Cay California, Rohnert Park California, Tomales California, Marin City California, San Pablo California

How to Get a Passport in Novato, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Novato

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 Novato 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 Novato 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 Novato, California

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

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

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 Novato.

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 Novato 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 Novato?

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 Novato, 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 Novato 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 Novato?

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 Novato?

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 Novato.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9947 - Novato - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
2035 Novato Boulevard
Novato CA 94947
(415) 897-9917
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9316 - Novato - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
1707 Grant Avenue
Novato CA 94945
(415) 897-4171
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Downtown Novato - (2.4 mi)
Downtown Between Novato Blvd And Grant Ave, Next To DMV
936 B 7th St
Novato CA 94945
(415) 899-1686
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #141 - Novato - (3.9 mi)
Photo Center
300 Vintage Way
Novato CA 94945
(415) 899-1332
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Novato - (4.8 mi)
Pacheco Plaza Shopping Center Next To Taki Restaurant
448 Ignacio Blvd
Novato CA 94949
(415) 883-1988
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #13584 - San Rafael - (7.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Northgate & Manuel T Freitas
155 Northgate One
San Rafael CA 94903
(415) 479-2260
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Terra Linda - (7.2 mi)
The UPS Store In Terra Linda Off Hwy 101
1005 Northgate Dr
San Rafael CA 94903
(415) 507-1961
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9529 - San Rafael - (7.5 mi)
Photo Center
442 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael CA 94903
(415) 479-9171
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Petaluma - (7.6 mi)
Petaluma Gateway Shopping Center
911 Lakeville St
Petaluma CA 94952
(707) 763-5005
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9480 - Petaluma - (7.8 mi)
Photo Center
365 East Washington Street
Petaluma CA 94952
(707) 778-6722
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99