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Passport Guide for Richmond

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


How to Get a Passport in Richmond, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Richmond

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 Richmond 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 Richmond 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 Richmond, CA

Richmond Post Office
1025 Nevin Ave
Richmond CA, 94801

Looking for a passport office in Richmond? 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 Richmond.

Richmond Post Office
1025 Nevin Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Richmond California:
Pinole Post Office - Pinole - 5.2 Miles
Albany City Clerk - Albany - 5.5 Miles
Belvedere-Tiburon Post Office - Belvedere - 6 Miles
San Rafael Post Office - San Rafael - 6 Miles
Rodeo Post Office - Rodeo - 7.1 Miles
Corte Madera Post Office - Corte Madera - 7.1 Miles
Berkeley Post Office - Berkeley - 7.2 Miles
Larkspur MPO - Larkspur - 7.5 Miles
Mill Valley MPO - Mill Valley - 7.5 Miles
University of CA-Dept. of Recreational Sports - Berkeley - 7.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Richmond

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

San Pablo California, Richmond California, El Cerrito California, El Sobrante California, Pinole California, Paradise Cay California, Kensington California, Albany California, Hercules California, Tiburon California, Belvedere California, Berkeley California, Corte Madera California, Rodeo California, Larkspur California, Sausalito California, Marin City California, Mill Valley California, Ross California, Kentfield California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Richmond

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 - 10.1 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 301.7 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 404.1 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 579 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 661.8 Miles


Passport Expediting in Richmond, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Richmond, 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 Richmond.

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 Richmond 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 Richmond?

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 Richmond, 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 Richmond residents, there is a regional passport facility only 10.1 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 Richmond?

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 Richmond?

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 Richmond.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #2506 - Richmond - (1.5 mi)
Mcdonald Avenue & Harbor Way
1150 Macdonald Ave
Richmond CA 94801
(510) 236-5748
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13796 - San Pablo - (1.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of San Pablo Ave & Laurie Ln
14280 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo CA 94806
(510) 730-7000
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #15947 - San Pablo - (2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of San Pablo Ave & Gateway Blvd
13691 San Pablo Ave.
San Pablo CA 94806
(510) 233-9467
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Pablo - (2.2 mi)
In Sp Town Ctr On San Pablo Dam Rd Betweem I-80 & Casino San Pablo
106 San Pablo Town Ctr
San Pablo CA 94806
(510) 620-0192
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3078 - Richmond - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
2151 Meeker Avenue
Richmond CA 94804
(510) 231-5922
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Richmond - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
2163 Meeker Ave
Richmond CA 94804
(510) 215-1500
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Richmond Store - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
1400 Hilltop Mall Rd
Richmond CA 94806
510-669-0526
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4049 - El Sobrante - (3 mi)
San Pablo Dam Road & El Portal
3630 San Pablo Dam Rd
El Sobrante CA 94803
(510) 758-2365
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Richmond - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
15501 San Pablo Ave
Richmond CA 94806
(510) 758-1991
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4491 - San Pablo - (3.3 mi)
Northeast Corner San Pablo & Richmond Pkwy
15650 San Pablo Ave
San Pablo CA 94806
(510) 243-1100
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99