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Redwood City, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Redwood City

Residents of Redwood City in San Mateo County, California have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Redwood City 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 3 passport offices here in Redwood City, there are (796) 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 Redwood City, California and Expedited Passport service options for Redwood City.


How to Get a Passport in Redwood City, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Redwood City

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 Redwood City 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 Redwood City 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 Offices in Redwood City, CA

Redwood City Main Post Office
1100 Broadway St
Redwood City CA, 94063

Redwood City City Clerk's Office
1017 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City CA, 94063

San Mateo County Clerk
555 County Ctr
Redwood City CA, 94063

Looking for a passport office in Redwood City? 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 are 3 passport offices in Redwood City.

Redwood City Main Post Office
1100 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Redwood City City Clerk's Office
1017 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
San Mateo County Clerk
555 County Ctr
Redwood City, CA 94063
 

Other passport offices near Redwood City California:

Menlo Park Post Office - Menlo Park - 1.4 Miles
San Carlos Post Office - San Carlos - 2.5 Miles
Menlo Park-Oak Grove Post Office - Menlo Park - 2.5 Miles
Belmont Post Office - Belmont - 3.7 Miles
Stanford Branch Post Office - Stanford - 4.4 Miles
Palo Alto Post Office - Palo Alto - 4.6 Miles
San Mateo Post Office - San Mateo - 6.2 Miles
San Mateo Public Library - San Mateo - 7.1 Miles
Burlingame MPO - Burlingame - 8.4 Miles
Mountain View Post Office - Mountain View - 8.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Redwood City

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

Atherton California, Menlo Park California, San Carlos California, East Palo Alto California, Belmont California, Palo Alto California, Woodside California, Stanford California, Foster City California, Portola Valley California, San Mateo California, Los Altos California, Newark California, Mountain View California, Burlingame California, Half Moon Bay California, Millbrae California, Union City California, Union City California, Fremont California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Redwood City

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 - 19.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 275.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 378 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 606.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 642 Miles


Passport Expediting in Redwood City, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Redwood City?

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 3 passport offices in Redwood City.

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 Redwood City 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 Redwood City?

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 Redwood City, 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 Redwood City 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 Redwood City?

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 Redwood City?

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 Redwood City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9690 - Redwood City - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
1301 Broadway Street
Redwood City CA 94063
(650) 364-2111
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #1042 - Redwood City - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
2300 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City CA 94063
(650) 568-4040
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9329 - Redwood City - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
1039 El Camino Real
Redwood City CA 94063
(650) 780-9910
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Redwood City - (1.5 mi)
Corner Of Hopkins & El Camino, 1 Blk South Of Whipple, Across From Burger King
570 El Camino Real
Redwood City CA 94063
(650) 367-8900
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2126 - San Carlos - (2 mi)
El Camino & Belmont Street
1414 El Camino Real
San Carlos CA 94070
(650) 637-9777
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Redwood City - (2.3 mi)
Woodside Plaza At Massachusetts And Woodside Roads
50 Woodside Plaza
Redwood City CA 94061
(650) 701-0593
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - San Carlos - (2.5 mi)
Downtown Between Cherry & Olive St. Across From Bank Of America
751 Laurel St
San Carlos CA 94070
(650) 637-0200
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #550 - San Carlos - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1324 San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos CA 94070
(650) 591-7659
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7087 - Menlo Park - (2.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Chestnut & Santa Cruz (643 Santa Cruz)
643 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 321-1530
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10240 - Menlo Park - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
700 El Camino Real
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 566-1405
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99