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Santa Cruz, California Passport Office Information


Residents of Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Santa Cruz 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 passport offices here in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, California and Expedited Passport service options for Santa Cruz.

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 Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Post Office
850 Front St
Santa Cruz CA, 95060

Santa Cruz County Clerk
701 Ocean St
Santa Cruz CA, 95060

There are 2 passport offices in Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Post Office
850 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz County Clerk
701 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Regional Passport Offices Close to Santa Cruz

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 - 46.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 253.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 355.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 626.9 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 633.7 Miles



Other passport offices near Santa Cruz California:

Ben Lomond Post Office - Ben Lomond - 3.5 Miles
Capitola Post Office - Capitola - 8.8 Miles
Aptos Main Post Office - Aptos - 11.4 Miles
Los Gatos Post Office - Los Gatos - 12.7 Miles
Saratoga Post Office - Saratoga - 14.5 Miles
Dell Station Post Office Los Gatos - Campbell - 15.6 Miles
Campbell Post Office - Campbell - 17.1 Miles
Cupertino Post Office - Cupertino - 17.2 Miles
Pescadero Post Office - Pescadero - 17.6 Miles
Robertsville Station Post Office - San Jose - 17.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Santa Cruz

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

Felton California, Scotts Valley California, Capitola California, Aptos California, Rio Del Mar California, Los Gatos California, Monte Sereno California, Saratoga California, Campbell California, Cupertino California, Burbank California, Watsonville California, Sunnyvale California, Santa Clara California, Los Altos California, Mountain View California, Portola Valley California, Stanford California, Palo Alto California, Castroville California


How to Get a Passport in Santa Cruz, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Santa Cruz

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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Santa Cruz?

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 2 passport offices in Santa Cruz.

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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz?

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 Santa Cruz.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9853 - Felton - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
6247 Graham Hill Road
Felton CA 95018
(831) 335-6403
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9862 - Scotts Valley - (4.4 mi)
Photo Center
257 Mount Hermon Road
Scotts Valley CA 95066
(831) 438-5920
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6214 - Scotts Valley - (4.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Kings Village Rd & Mt Hermon Rd
210 Mount Hermon Rd
Scotts Valley CA 95066
(831) 430-9113
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Scotts Valley - (4.7 mi)
King's Village Shopping Center, Scotts Valley
216-E Mt Hermon Rd
Scotts Valley CA 95066
(831) 438-7038
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #149 - Santa Cruz - (5.5 mi)
Photo Center
220 Sylvania Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 469-0961
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9332 - Santa Cruz - (6 mi)
Photo Center
1700 Mission Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 457-2481
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Cruz - (6.1 mi)
Almar Center Next To Safeway On Mission Street
849 Almar Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 426-5762
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9331 - Santa Cruz - (6.3 mi)
Photo Center
600 Front Street
Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 426-7444
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Soquel Ocean Center - (6.4 mi)
Soquel Avenue And Ocean Street
343 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 426-4422
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #3158 - Santa Cruz - (6.9 mi)
Soquel & Hageman
1718 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 425-3911
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99