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San Francisco, California Passport Office Information


Residents of San Francisco in San Francisco County, California have a choice of 26 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in San Francisco 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 26 passport offices here in San Francisco, there are (750) 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 San Francisco, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Francisco.

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 Offices in San Francisco, CA

West Portal Station
317 W Portal Ave
San Francisco CA, 94127

Sutter Street Station Postal Retail Store
150 Sutter St
San Francisco CA, 94104

Sunset Station
1314 22nd Ave
San Francisco CA, 94122

Steiner Street Station
1849 Geary Blvd
San Francisco CA, 94115

San Francisco-Chinatown
867 Stockton St
San Francisco CA, 94108

San Francisco P&DC Finance
1300 Evans Ave
San Francisco CA, 94124

Pine Street Station
1400 Pine St
San Francisco CA, 94109

San Francisco City&County Treasurer/Tax Collector
400 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco CA, 94102

San Francisco Airport Branch
660 W Field Rd
San Francisco CA, 94128

Rincon Finance Station
180 Steuart St
San Francisco CA, 94105

North Beach Station
1640 Stockton St
San Francisco CA, 94133

Parkside Station
1800 Taraval St
San Francisco CA, 94116

Mission Station
1198 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco CA, 94110

Noe Valley Station
4083 24th St
San Francisco CA, 94114

Marina Station
2055 Lombard St
San Francisco CA, 94123

Marina Green Postal Retail Store
3749 Buchanan St
San Francisco CA, 94123

Lakeshore Plaza Station
1543 Sloat Blvd
San Francisco CA, 94132

Excelsior Station Post Office
15 Onondaga Ave
San Francisco CA, 94112

Fox Plaza Finance Station
1390 Market St
San Francisco CA, 94102

Golden Gate Station
3245 Geary Blvd
San Francisco CA, 94118

Irving Street Postal Retail Store
821 Irving St
San Francisco CA, 94122

Gateway Station
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco CA, 94111

Diamond Heights Station
5262 Diamond Heights Blvd
San Francisco CA, 94131

Clayton Station
554 Clayton St
San Francisco CA, 94117

Brannan Street Station
460 Brannan St
San Francisco CA, 94107

18th Street Station
4304 18th St
San Francisco CA, 94114

There are 26 passport offices in San Francisco.

West Portal Station
317 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
Sutter Street Station Postal Retail Store
150 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sunset Station
1314 22nd Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
Steiner Street Station
1849 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115
San Francisco-Chinatown
867 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94108
San Francisco P&DC Finance
1300 Evans Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
Pine Street Station
1400 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94109
San Francisco City&County Treasurer/Tax Collector
400 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco Airport Branch
660 W Field Rd
San Francisco, CA 94128
Rincon Finance Station
180 Steuart St
San Francisco, CA 94105
North Beach Station
1640 Stockton St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Parkside Station
1800 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116
Mission Station
1198 S Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
Noe Valley Station
4083 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Marina Station
2055 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Marina Green Postal Retail Store
3749 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Lakeshore Plaza Station
1543 Sloat Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94132
Excelsior Station Post Office
15 Onondaga Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112
Fox Plaza Finance Station
1390 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Golden Gate Station
3245 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
Irving Street Postal Retail Store
821 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
Gateway Station
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Diamond Heights Station
5262 Diamond Heights Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94131
Clayton Station
554 Clayton St
San Francisco, CA 94117
Brannan Street Station
460 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107
18th Street Station
4304 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94114

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Francisco

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 - 2.4 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 294.6 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 397.1 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 590.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 658.8 Miles



Other passport offices near San Francisco California:

Daly City Post Office - Daly City - 4.3 Miles
City of Daly City - Daly City - 4.4 Miles
Brisbane MPO - Brisbane - 4.6 Miles
South San Francisco Post Office - South San Francisco - 6 Miles
Oakland Main Post Office - Oakland - 7 Miles
San Bruno MPO - San Bruno - 7.1 Miles
Belvedere-Tiburon Post Office - Belvedere - 7.1 Miles
Pacifica Post Office - Pacifica - 7.1 Miles
Sausalito PO - Sausalito - 7.2 Miles
City of Pacifica - Pacifica - 7.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Francisco

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

Daly City California, Brisbane California, Colma California, South San Francisco California, Sausalito California, Tiburon California, Belvedere California, Marin City California, Emeryville California, Pacifica California, Alameda California, Paradise Cay California, Millbrae California, Albany California, Mill Valley California, Berkeley California, Piedmont California, Burlingame California, Corte Madera California, El Cerrito California


How to Get a Passport in San Francisco, California

Getting a passport in San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to San Francisco, there is one less than 100 miles from San Francisco.
* 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 Francisco

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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in San Francisco, 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 are 26 passport offices in San Francisco.

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 San Francisco 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 Francisco?

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 Francisco, 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 San Francisco residents, there is a regional passport facility only 2.4 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 San Francisco?

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 Francisco?

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 Francisco.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #1327 - San Francisco - (0.2 mi)
Castro Street & 18Th Street
498 Castro St
San Francisco CA 94114
(415) 861-3136
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - The Castro - (0.3 mi)
On Market St. between Noe and Castro St.
2370 Market St
San Francisco CA 94114
(415) 431-0121
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2088 - San Francisco - (0.4 mi)
Castro Street & 24Th Street
1333 Castro St
San Francisco CA 94114
(415) 826-8533
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Noe Valley - (0.4 mi)
Castro And 24th St.
4104 24th St
San Francisco CA 94114
(415) 824-3200
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4529 - San Francisco - (0.6 mi)
Southeast Corner 15Th & Market
2145 Market St
San Francisco CA 94114
(415) 355-0800
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10188 - San Francisco - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
499 Haight St
San Francisco CA 94117
(415) 503-0722
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6557 - San Francisco - (0.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Stanyan & Parnassus
199 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94117
(415) 661-5287
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #1109 - San Francisco - (0.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Diamond Heights & Gold Mine
5260 Diamond Heights Blvd
San Francisco CA 94131
(415) 695-2808
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4231 - San Francisco - (0.9 mi)
Mission & 23Rd
2690 Mission St
San Francisco CA 94110
(415) 285-1576
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9886 - San Francisco - (1 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Mission & Cesar Chavez
3400 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco CA 94110
(415) 285-0802
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99