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San Carlos, California Passport Office Information

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

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 San Carlos, CA

San Carlos Post Office
809 Laurel St
San Carlos CA, 94070

There is only a single passport office in San Carlos.

San Carlos Post Office
809 Laurel St
San Carlos, CA 94070

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Carlos

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 - 18.2 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 278 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 380.4 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 606.3 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 645 Miles

Other passport offices near San Carlos California:

Belmont Post Office - Belmont - 1.5 Miles
San Mateo County Clerk - Redwood City - 2.2 Miles
Redwood City City Clerk's Office - Redwood City - 2.4 Miles
Redwood City Main Post Office - Redwood City - 3 Miles
San Mateo Post Office - San Mateo - 3.9 Miles
Menlo Park Post Office - Menlo Park - 4.5 Miles
San Mateo Public Library - San Mateo - 4.6 Miles
Menlo Park-Oak Grove Post Office - Menlo Park - 5 Miles
Burlingame MPO - Burlingame - 5.9 Miles
Stanford Branch Post Office - Stanford - 6.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Carlos

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

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

How to Get a Passport in San Carlos, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in San Carlos

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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in San Carlos?

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 San Carlos.

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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos?

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 San Carlos, 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 San Carlos 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 San Carlos?

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 San Carlos?

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 San Carlos.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #550 - San Carlos - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
1324 San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos CA 94070
(650) 591-7659
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Carlos - (1 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 #9172 - San Carlos - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
11 El Camino Real
San Carlos CA 94070
(650) 595-8511
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Belmont - (1.2 mi)
Carlmont Village Shopping Center Next To Baskin Robbins
1025 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Belmont CA 94002
(650) 610-0679
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2126 - San Carlos - (1.3 mi)
El Camino & Belmont Street
1414 El Camino Real
San Carlos CA 94070
(650) 637-9777
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #63 - Belmont - (1.4 mi)
Ralston & El Camino Real
900 Ralston Ave
Belmont CA 94002
(650) 592-7224
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Belmont - (1.5 mi)
Behind Wendy's In Belmont
951 Old County Rd
Belmont CA 94002
(650) 598-9611
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Redwood City - (1.9 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
CVS #9833 - San Mateo - (2 mi)
Photo Center
4242 South El Camino Real
San Mateo CA 94403
(650) 573-5401
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Mateo - (2.1 mi)
El Camino And West 41st Avenue
7 W 41st Ave
San Mateo CA 94403
(650) 571-9089
Price: Cost varies by location