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Torrance, California Passport Office Information


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

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 Torrance, CA

Torrance Main Post Office
2510 Monterey St
Torrance CA, 90503

Torrance City Clerk's Office
3031 Torrance Blvd
Torrance CA, 90503

There are 2 passport offices in Torrance.

Torrance Main Post Office
2510 Monterey St
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance City Clerk's Office
3031 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503

Regional Passport Offices Close to Torrance

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 - 13.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 89.6 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 307.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 390.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 610.9 Miles



Other passport offices near Torrance California:

Redondo Beach City Clerk's Office - Redondo Beach - 1.7 Miles
Redondo Beach Main Post Office - Redondo Beach - 2 Miles
Hermosa Beach City Clerk's Office - Hermosa Beach - 2.5 Miles
Lomita Post Office - Lomita - 3.1 Miles
Lawndale Post Office - Lawndale - 3.2 Miles
Harbor City Post Office - Harbor City - 4 Miles
Palos Verdes Library District - Rolling Hills Estates - 4.3 Miles
Palos Verdes Peninsula Post Office - Palos Verdes Peninsula - 4.4 Miles
Carson Branch Post Office - Carson - 4.5 Miles
Hawthorne Main Post Office - Hawthorne - 4.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Torrance

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

Torrance California, Redondo Beach California, Hermosa Beach California, Lawndale California, Lomita California, Carson California, Gardena California, Manhattan Beach California, Hawthorne California, El Segundo California, Wilmington California, Lennox California, Rancho Palos Verdes California, South Los Angeles California, Willowbrook California, San Pedro California, Inglewood California, Compton California, East Rancho Dominguez California, Lynwood California


How to Get a Passport in Torrance, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Torrance

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 Torrance 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 Torrance 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 Torrance, California

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

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

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

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 Torrance 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 Torrance?

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 Torrance, 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 Torrance residents, there is a regional passport facility only 13.8 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 Torrance as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Torrance?

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 Torrance?

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 Torrance.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Torrance - (0.2 mi)
Next To Smart And Finals
21143 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance CA 90503
(310) 540-1370
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9568 - Torrance - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
4625 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance CA 90503
(310) 370-7919
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Torrance Store - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
22015 Hawthorne Blvd
Torrance CA 90503
310-750-1187
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #8868 - Torrance - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
5020 West 190th Street
Torrance CA 90503
(310) 370-5607
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6251 - Torrance - (1.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Maple & Sepulveda
2976 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance CA 90505
(310) 534-0078
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9478 - Torrance - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
3020 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance CA 90505
(310) 534-1264
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #6705 - Redondo Beach - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
316 Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach CA 90277
(310) 540-9183
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6904 - Redondo Beach - (1.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Pch & Sapphire
535 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach CA 90277
(310) 540-2228
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Torrance - (1.7 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Sepulveda And Crenshaw
2390 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance CA 90501
(310) 787-9564
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9544 - Redondo Beach - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
1880 South Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach CA 90277
(310) 316-6492
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99