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San Jose, California Passport Office Information

Residents of San Jose in Santa Clara County, California have a choice of 4 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in San Jose 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 4 passport offices here in San Jose, there are (794) 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 Jose, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Jose.

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 Jose, CA

Santa Clara County Recorder
70 N 1st St
San Jose CA, 95113

Willow Glen Station
1750 Meridian Ave
San Jose CA, 95125

Robertsville Station Post Office
1175 Branham Ln
San Jose CA, 95118

Eastridge Station
2200 Eastridge Loop
San Jose CA, 95122

There are 4 passport offices in San Jose.

Santa Clara County Recorder
70 N 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
Willow Glen Station
1750 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95125
Robertsville Station Post Office
1175 Branham Ln
San Jose, CA 95118
Eastridge Station
2200 Eastridge Loop
San Jose, CA 95122

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Jose

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 - 38.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 256.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 358.9 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 616.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 621.7 Miles

Other passport offices near San Jose California:

Campbell Post Office - Campbell - 6.3 Miles
Milpitas Main Post Office - Milpitas - 6.6 Miles
Mission Station Post Office - Santa Clara - 6.9 Miles
Milpitas City Clerk - Milpitas - 6.9 Miles
Dell Station Post Office Los Gatos - Campbell - 7.1 Miles
Santa Clara Post Office Agnew Station - Santa Clara - 7.4 Miles
Alviso Post Office - Alviso - 8.9 Miles
Saratoga Post Office - Saratoga - 9.4 Miles
Los Gatos Post Office - Los Gatos - 9.7 Miles
Sunnyvale Post Office - Sunnyvale - 10.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Jose

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

Burbank California, Santa Clara California, Campbell California, Milpitas California, Los Gatos California, Monte Sereno California, Cupertino California, Saratoga California, Sunnyvale California, Mountain View California, Los Altos California, Fremont California, Newark California, Sunol California, Palo Alto California, Stanford California, East Palo Alto California, San Martin California, Menlo Park California, Union City California

How to Get a Passport in San Jose, California

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

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 Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose, California

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

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

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 4 passport offices in San Jose.

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 Jose 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 Jose?

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 Jose, 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 Jose 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 Jose?

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 Jose?

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 Jose.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9810 - San Jose - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
1685 Tully Road
San Jose CA 95122
(408) 923-6616
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - S King Rd - (0.7 mi)
King Story; Plaza De San Jose, Next To Smart & Final
1150 S King Rd
San Jose CA 95122
(408) 251-6399
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2081 - San Jose - (0.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of King & Story
1760 Story Rd
San Jose CA 95122
(408) 251-9853
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart San Jose Supercenter - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
777 Story Rd
San Jose CA 95122
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #148 - San Jose - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
2201 Senter Rd
San Jose CA 95112
(408) 275-0199
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walgreens #1179 - San Jose - (1.6 mi)
East Capitol & Aborn
1795 E Capitol Expy
San Jose CA 95121
(408) 238-5890
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9897 - San Jose - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
3074 Story Road
San Jose CA 95127
(408) 259-5600
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - E Capitol Expwy - (1.8 mi)
Gould Shopping Plaza, Capital Expressway & McLaughlin
1009 E Capitol Expwy
San Jose CA 95121
(408) 365-8877
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3445 - San Jose - (1.8 mi)
South White & Quimby
2799 S White Rd
San Jose CA 95148
(408) 528-9349
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4372 - San Jose - (2.1 mi)
Southwest Corner 17Th & Santa Clara
780 E Santa Clara St
San Jose CA 95112
(408) 287-0600
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99