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Orinda, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Orinda

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

How to Get a Passport in Orinda, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Orinda

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 Orinda 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 Orinda 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 Orinda, CA

Orinda Post Office
29 Orinda Way
Orinda CA, 94563

Looking for a passport office in Orinda? 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 Orinda.

Orinda Post Office
29 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563

Other passport offices near Orinda California:

Canyon Post Office - Canyon - 2.9 Miles
Moraga Post Office - Moraga - 3.2 Miles
Lafayette Post Office - Lafayette - 3.2 Miles
University of CA-Dept. of Recreational Sports - Berkeley - 3.5 Miles
Berkeley Post Office - Berkeley - 3.8 Miles
Piedmont Post Office - Oakland - 4.1 Miles
North Oakland Post Office - Oakland - 4.2 Miles
Albany City Clerk - Albany - 5.2 Miles
Oakland City Clerk - Oakland - 5.7 Miles
Oakland Civic Center Post Office - Oakland - 5.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Orinda

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

Orinda California, Lafayette California, Piedmont California, Moraga California, Berkeley California, Kensington California, Albany California, Emeryville California, Walnut Creek California, El Cerrito California, Alameda California, Alamo California, El Sobrante California, Richmond California, Pacheco California, San Pablo California, San Leandro California, Pinole California, Danville California, Hercules California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Orinda

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 - 11.2 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 292.3 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 394.8 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 583.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 651.7 Miles

Passport Expediting in Orinda, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Orinda, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the San Francisco Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Orinda.

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 Orinda 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 Orinda?

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 Orinda, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Orinda residents, there is a regional passport facility only 11.2 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the San Francisco Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

How much does a passport cost in Orinda?

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 Orinda?

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 Orinda.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Orinda - (0.4 mi)
Easy Access From Hwy 24 On Village Side Next To Village Pizza.
21 Orinda Way
Orinda CA 94563
(925) 254-4490
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9929 - Oakland - (3 mi)
Photo Center
2000 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland CA 94611
(510) 339-8535
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Salle Ave - (3.1 mi)
Montclair / Piedmont In Front Of Crogan's
6114 La Salle Ave
Oakland CA 94611
(510) 339-9757
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9203 - Moraga - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
580 Moraga Road
Moraga CA 94556
(925) 631-0204
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Alcatraz Ave - (3.2 mi)
Alcatraz And College Avenue
2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley CA 94705
(510) 547-6384
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #15946 - Lafayette - (3.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Happy Valley Rd & Mt Diablo
3614 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette CA 94549
(925) 385-2385
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9938 - Lafayette - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
3625 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette CA 94549
(925) 284-7121
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10045 - Berkeley - (3.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Telegraph & Bancroft
2310 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 848-5121
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10121 - Berkeley - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
2655 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 549-9063
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Telegraph Ave - (3.3 mi)
Telegraph & Dwight, Across From Peet's Coffee
2512 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 843-0993
Price: Cost varies by location