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Stanford, California Passport Office Information

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

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 Office in Stanford, CA

Stanford Branch Post Office
531 Lasuen Mall
Stanford CA, 94305

There is only a single passport office in Stanford.

Stanford Branch Post Office
531 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Regional Passport Offices Close to Stanford

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 - 24.6 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 271.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 373.5 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 611.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 638.5 Miles

Other passport offices near Stanford California:

Menlo Park-Oak Grove Post Office - Menlo Park - 2.3 Miles
Palo Alto Post Office - Palo Alto - 3.1 Miles
Menlo Park Post Office - Menlo Park - 3.8 Miles
Mountain View Post Office - Mountain View - 4.7 Miles
Redwood City Main Post Office - Redwood City - 4.7 Miles
Redwood City City Clerk's Office - Redwood City - 4.9 Miles
San Mateo County Clerk - Redwood City - 5.1 Miles
Loyola Corner Los Altos PO - Los Altos - 5.5 Miles
Sunnyvale Post Office - Sunnyvale - 6.5 Miles
San Carlos Post Office - San Carlos - 6.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Stanford

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

Stanford California, Palo Alto California, Menlo Park California, Atherton California, Los Altos California, East Palo Alto California, Portola Valley California, Woodside California, Mountain View California, San Carlos California, Sunnyvale California, Belmont California, Cupertino California, Newark California, Foster City California, Santa Clara California, San Mateo California, Saratoga California, Fremont California, Half Moon Bay California

How to Get a Passport in Stanford, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Stanford

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 Stanford 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 Stanford 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 Stanford, California

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

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

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 Stanford.

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 Stanford 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 Stanford?

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 Stanford, 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 Stanford 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 Stanford?

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 Stanford?

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 Stanford.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Portola Valley - (1.3 mi)
Ladera Shopping Center Corner Of La Cuesta Dr & Alpine Rd
3130 Alpine Rd
Portola Valley CA 94028
(650) 529-1692
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9330 - Menlo Park - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
325 Sharon Park Drive
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 854-4636
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Menlo Park - (1.3 mi)
Sharon Height Shopping Center Next To Safeway
325 Sharon Park Dr
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 233-1953
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Town & Country Village - Palo Alto - (1.5 mi)
Town & Country Village, Off El Camino Real Across From Kara's Cupcakes
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 391-9842
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3935 - Palo Alto - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 322-2707
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Palo Alto - (1.8 mi)
Downtown Palo Alto 2 Blocks From Stanford University
555 Bryant St
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 326-5555
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9915 - Palo Alto - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
352 University Avenue
Palo Alto CA 94301
(650) 324-3248
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Menlo Park - (2 mi)
1 Block South Of Safeway Off College Ave Next To Yogurt Shop
405 El Camino Real
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 326-4415
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7087 - Menlo Park - (2.2 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Chestnut & Santa Cruz (643 Santa Cruz)
643 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 321-1530
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10240 - Menlo Park - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
700 El Camino Real
Menlo Park CA 94025
(650) 566-1405
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99