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Passport Offices in San Mateo, California

Passport Guide for San Mateo

Residents of San Mateo in San Mateo County, California have a choice of 2 passport acceptance agents to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in San Mateo 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 2 locations there are 800 other locations in the state of California from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport in San Mateo for a least (3) weeks, you can visit any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than (3) weeks we have provided the closest regional passport offices to San Mateo, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Mateo.


Regional Passport Offices Close to San Mateo

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 - 14.1 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 282.3 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 384.7 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 602.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 648.7 Miles

Passport Expediting in San Mateo, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in San Mateo. 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 visting a regional passport office yourself. However, ssing an expediting service is highly convienent 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


How to Get a Passport in San Mateo, California

Getting a passport in San Mateo isn't difficult, 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 Mateo or not as the process will be the same regardless of location. The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in San Mateo will need to visit an acceptance agent.
* Please see regional passport offices close to San Mateo, there is one less than 100 miles from San Mateo.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list below to get started:

Passport Renewal in San Mateo

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 Mateo 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's currently taking 10-12 weeks stanard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and visit a regional passport office, the closest ones to San Mateo are listed above. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.


Passport Offices in San Mateo, CA

San Mateo Public Library
55 W 3rd Ave
San Mateo CA, 94402

San Mateo Post Office
1630 S Delaware St
San Mateo CA, 94402

There are 2 acceptance agents (local passport offices) located in San Mateo California:





Other Passport Offices Near San Mateo, California

Listed below are additional passport offices that are located near San Mateo California:

Burlingame MPO - Burlingame - 1.6 Miles
Belmont Post Office - Belmont - 3.2 Miles
Millbrae Post Office - Millbrae - 4.3 Miles
San Carlos Post Office - San Carlos - 4.6 Miles
San Francisco Airport Branch - San Francisco - 5.2 Miles
San Mateo County Clerk - Redwood City - 6.2 Miles
Redwood City City Clerk's Office - Redwood City - 6.4 Miles
San Bruno MPO - San Bruno - 6.6 Miles
Redwood City Main Post Office - Redwood City - 6.8 Miles
South San Francisco Post Office - South San Francisco - 7.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Mateo

Residents of the following closeby cities looking to get a passport should consider using the passport office(s) located in San Mateo for document sealing and 3-week passport expediting. Be sure to check other nearby passport offices listed above, as there may be a closer passport office to your city.

San Mateo California, Burlingame California, Foster City California, Belmont California, Millbrae California, San Carlos California, South San Francisco California, Half Moon Bay California, Brisbane California, Atherton California, Woodside California, Pacifica California, Montara California, Menlo Park California, Colma California, East Palo Alto California, Daly City California, Stanford California, Palo Alto California, Portola Valley California



Where to get Passport Photos in San Mateo

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 is a compiled list of most of the major stores that provide will take and print passport photos in/near San Mateo.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.
Walgreens #3296 - San Mateo - (0.4 miles)
East 3Rd Avenue & Ellsworth
191 E 3Rd Ave
San Mateo CA 94401
(650) 342-2723
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Mateo - (0.5 miles)
Downtown Between B Street And Ellsworth
204 E 2nd Ave
San Mateo CA 94401
(650) 344-1333
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9554 - San Mateo - (0.7 miles)
Photo Center
77 Bovet Road
San Mateo CA 94402
(650) 349-6303
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Mateo - (0.7 miles)
Borel Square Shopping Center At Highway 92 And El Camino
63 Bovet Rd
San Mateo CA 94402
(650) 349-1733
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9940 - San Mateo - (1.4 miles)
Photo Center
872 North Delaware Street
San Mateo CA 94401
(650) 342-7448
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Burlingame - (1.5 miles)
At Park And Primrose, Across The Street From Citibank
1325 Howard Ave
Burlingame CA 94010
(650) 348-7447
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - San Mateo - (1.5 miles)
Laurelwood Shopping Center At Hillsdale And 92 Next To Celia's
3182 Campus Dr
San Mateo CA 94403
(650) 341-2012
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12257 - Burlingame - (1.6 miles)
Southeast Corner Of El Camino Real & Burlingame
260 El Camino Real
Burlingame CA 94010
(650) 342-2977
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5006 - San Mateo - (2.3 miles)
Northwest Corner Of El Camino Real & 41St
4070 S El Camino Real
San Mateo CA 94403
(650) 212-4600
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Mateo - (2.3 miles)
El Camino And West 41st Avenue
7 W 41st Ave
San Mateo CA 94403
(650) 571-9089
Price: Cost varies by location