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Passport Guide for Santa Monica

Residents of Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Santa Monica 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 1 passport office here in Santa Monica, there are (800) 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 the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Santa Monica, California and Expedited Passport service options for Santa Monica.


How to Get a Passport in Santa Monica, California

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

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 Monica 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 Monica 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 Office in Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica Main Post Office
1248 5th St
Santa Monica CA, 90401

Looking for a passport office in Santa Monica? There are hundreds of such offices in California. These 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.

There is only a single passport office in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Main Post Office
1248 5th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
 

Other passport offices near Santa Monica California:

Venice Post Office - Venice - 2 Miles
Pacific Palisades Postal Store - Pacific Palisades - 2.4 Miles
West Los Angeles Finance Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 2.8 Miles
Rancho Park Station - Los Angeles - 3 Miles
Mar Vista Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.2 Miles
Barrington Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.2 Miles
Village Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 3.4 Miles
Westside Pavilion Postal Store - Los Angeles - 3.5 Miles
Palms Station Post Office - Los Angeles - 4.4 Miles
Culver City-City Clerk's Office - Culver City - 4.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Santa Monica

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

Santa Monica California, Venice California, Brentwood California, Pacific Palisades California, Marina del Rey California, Culver City California, Beverly Hills California, El Segundo California, Topanga California, Inglewood California, West Hollywood California, Lennox California, Sherman Oaks California, Encino California, Manhattan Beach California, Hawthorne California, Studio City California, Universal City California, Hermosa Beach California, Lawndale California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Santa Monica

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.

Los Angeles Passport Agency - 3.3 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 102 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 295.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 399.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 619.3 Miles


Passport Expediting in Santa Monica, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Santa Monica, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the Los Angeles 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 is only one passport office in Santa Monica.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Santa Monica 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 Monica?

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 Monica, 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 Santa Monica residents, there is a regional passport facility only 3.3 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Santa Monica as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Santa Monica?

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 Monica?

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 Monica.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Santa Monica - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
1212 Fifth St
Santa Monica CA 90401
(310) 393-1020
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9726 - Santa Monica - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
1411 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica CA 90401
(310) 319-1318
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #11178 - Santa Monica - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
500 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90401
(310) 260-9889
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12720 - Santa Monica - (0.6 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Lincoln Blvd. & Pico Blvd.
1911 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90405
(310) 526-4496
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Monica - (0.7 mi)
Between 12th And Euclid Next To The Post Office
1223 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 458-6878
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5526 - Santa Monica - (1.1 mi)
Southwest Corner Of 20Th & Wilshire
1932 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 829-9264
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Monica - (1.1 mi)
Next To Gelsons Supermarket
2633 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90405
(310) 396-5707
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8829 - Venice - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
119 South Lincoln Boulevard
Venice CA 90291
(310) 392-3983
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9608 - Santa Monica - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
2505 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica CA 90404
(310) 828-6456
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Monica - (1.5 mi)
Wilshire And Princeton
2708 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 828-4900
Price: Cost varies by location