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Shafter, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Shafter

Residents of Shafter in Kern County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Shafter 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 Shafter, 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 Shafter, California and Expedited Passport service options for Shafter.

How to Get a Passport in Shafter, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Shafter

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 Shafter 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 Shafter 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 Shafter, CA

Shafter Post Office
322 State Ave
Shafter CA, 93263

Looking for a passport office in Shafter? 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 Shafter.

Shafter Post Office
322 State Ave
Shafter, CA 93263

Other passport offices near Shafter California:

Stockdale Station Post Office - Bakersfield - 14.8 Miles
Delano Post Office - Delano - 16.9 Miles
Taft Post Office - Taft - 22 Miles
Lamont Post Office - Lamont - 24.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Shafter

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

Shafter California, Wasco California, Buttonwillow California, McFarland California, Delano California, Taft California, Maricopa California, Arvin California, Porterville California, Corcoran California, Lake Isabella California, Tulare California, Lindsay California, Kernville California, Tehachapi California, Stratford California, Farmersville California, Exeter California, Avenal California, Goshen California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Shafter

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 - 96 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 197.2 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 202.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 465.3 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 678.2 Miles

Passport Expediting in Shafter, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Shafter?

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 is only one passport office in Shafter.

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 Shafter 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 Shafter?

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 Shafter, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 96 miles from Shafter, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Shafter?

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 Shafter?

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 Shafter.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Wasco Supercenter - (7.2 mi)
Photo Center
401 N. Central Avenue
Wasco CA 93280
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #6526 - Bakersfield - (11.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Calloway & Hageman
9550 Hageman Rd
Bakersfield CA 93312
(661) 587-0838
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hageman Rd - (11.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Calloway & Hageman
9530 Hageman Rd
Bakersfield CA 93312
(661) 589-9890
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Bakersfield - (11.6 mi)
Photo Center
136 Allen Rd
Bakersfield CA 93314
(661) 589-1034
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8913 - Bakersfield - (11.9 mi)
Photo Center
9628 Rosedale Highway
Bakersfield CA 93311
(661) 587-3705
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9975 - Bakersfield - (12.3 mi)
Photo Center
4400 Coffee Road
Bakersfield CA 93308
(661) 588-1060
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Bakersfield Supercenter - (12.4 mi)
Photo Center
8400 Rosedale Hwy
Bakersfield CA 93312
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #4221 - Bakersfield - (12.8 mi)
Photo Center
11300 Ming Ave
Bakersfield CA 93311
(661) 664-0187
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9878 - Bakersfield - (13.5 mi)
Photo Center
8200 Stockdale Hwy Suite G
Bakersfield CA 93311
(661) 832-0982
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11532 - Bakersfield - (13.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Buena Vista & White Lane
3300 Buena Vista Rd
Bakersfield CA 93311
(661) 665-9109
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99