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San Mateo, California Passport Office Information


In San Mateo, California there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The clerks at the local passport office(s) in San Mateo are acceptance agents for the passport office and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 2 passport offices in San Mateo, there are (798) 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 Mateo, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Mateo.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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 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 passport offices in San Mateo.

San Mateo Public Library
55 W 3rd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94402
San Mateo Post Office
1630 S Delaware St
San Mateo, CA 94402

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



Other passport offices 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 close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in San Mateo for their passport application sealing needs.

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


How to Get a Passport in San Mateo, California

Getting a passport in San Mateo 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 Mateo 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 Mateo will need to visit a passport office.
* 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:

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 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 Mateo 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 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 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 Mateo, California

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in San Mateo, 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 2 passport offices in San Mateo.

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 Mateo 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 Mateo?

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 Mateo, 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 Mateo residents, there is a regional passport facility only 14.1 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 San Mateo?

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 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 are the major stores that take and print passport photos 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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
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 mi)
El Camino And West 41st Avenue
7 W 41st Ave
San Mateo CA 94403
(650) 571-9089
Price: Cost varies by location