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Palo Alto, California Passport Office Information

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

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 Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Post Office
2085 E Bayshore Rd
Palo Alto CA, 94303

There is only a single passport office in Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Post Office
2085 E Bayshore Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Regional Passport Offices Close to Palo Alto

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 - 23.7 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 271.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 373.6 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 608.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 637.3 Miles

Other passport offices near Palo Alto California:

Stanford Branch Post Office - Stanford - 2.9 Miles
Menlo Park-Oak Grove Post Office - Menlo Park - 3 Miles
Menlo Park Post Office - Menlo Park - 3.2 Miles
Mountain View Post Office - Mountain View - 4.3 Miles
Redwood City Main Post Office - Redwood City - 4.7 Miles
Redwood City City Clerk's Office - Redwood City - 5.3 Miles
San Mateo County Clerk - Redwood City - 5.5 Miles
Sunnyvale Post Office - Sunnyvale - 6.1 Miles
Newark PO - Newark - 6.3 Miles
Loyola Corner Los Altos PO - Los Altos - 6.3 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Palo Alto

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

East Palo Alto California, Palo Alto California, Stanford California, Menlo Park California, Atherton California, Los Altos California, Mountain View California, Newark California, Woodside California, Sunnyvale California, Portola Valley California, San Carlos California, Belmont California, Fremont California, Cupertino California, Foster City California, Union City California, Union City California, Santa Clara California, Milpitas California

How to Get a Passport in Palo Alto, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Palo Alto

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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Palo Alto?

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 Palo Alto.

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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto?

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 Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto?

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 Palo Alto?

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 Palo Alto.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9984 - Palo Alto - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
2701 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto CA 94306
(650) 330-0132
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6869 - Palo Alto - (1.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Middlefield & Moreno
2605 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto CA 94306
(650) 566-9723
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Palo Alto - (1.3 mi)
Midtown Shopping Ctr - South Of Oregon Expressway, Near Walgreens
2625 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto CA 94306
(650) 327-7147
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9915 - Palo Alto - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
352 University Avenue
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 324-3248
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Palo Alto - (1.9 mi)
Downtown Palo Alto 2 Blocks From Stanford University
555 Bryant St
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 326-5555
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3935 - Palo Alto - (2 mi)
Photo Center
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 322-2707
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Town & Country Village - Palo Alto - (2 mi)
Town & Country Village, Off El Camino Real Across From Kara's Cupcakes
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 391-9842
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #143 - Mountain View - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
1000 N Rengstorff Ave
Mountain View CA 94043
(650) 988-1841
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Menlo Park - (2.6 mi)
1 Block South Of Safeway Off College Ave Next To Yogurt Shop
405 El Camino Real
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 326-4415
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3344 - Palo Alto - (2.6 mi)
El Camino & Maybelle Avenue
4170 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA 94306
(650) 858-2007
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99