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Union City, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Union City

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

How to Get a Passport in Union City, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Union City

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 Union City 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 Union City 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 Union City, CA

Union City Main Post Office
33170 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City CA, 94587

Looking for a passport office in Union City? 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 Union City.

Union City Main Post Office
33170 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City, CA 94587

Additional passport offices that are located near Union City California:
Fremont Post Office - Fremont - 3.2 Miles
Hayward Post Office - Hayward - 4 Miles
Newark PO - Newark - 4.3 Miles
Hayward City Clerk - Hayward - 4.6 Miles
San Lorenzo Post Office - San Lorenzo - 6 Miles
Sunol Post Office - Sunol - 8.2 Miles
San Leandro Post Office - San Leandro - 8.6 Miles
Menlo Park Post Office - Menlo Park - 9.2 Miles
Palo Alto Post Office - Palo Alto - 9.3 Miles
Redwood City Main Post Office - Redwood City - 9.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Union City

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Union City for document sealing.

Union City California, Union City California, Newark California, Hayward California, Fremont California, Castro Valley California, Sunol California, Dublin California, East Palo Alto California, San Leandro California, Pleasanton California, Palo Alto California, Foster City California, Menlo Park California, Atherton California, San Carlos California, Belmont California, Stanford California, San Ramon California, Milpitas California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Union City

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 - 19.6 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 275.6 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 378 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 600.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 638.4 Miles

Passport Expediting in Union City, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Union City?

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 Union City.

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 Union City 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 Union City?

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 Union City, 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 Union City 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 Union City?

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 Union City?

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 Union City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Union City - (0.6 mi)
Alvarado Plaza At Alvarado And Dyer
32108 Alvarado Blvd
Union City CA 94587
(510) 487-2688
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Union City Store - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
30600 Dyer St
Union City CA 94587
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #1061 - Hayward - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
28505 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward CA 94545
(510) 921-3128
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Mission Park Center - (2 mi)
Mission Park Center Between Garin Ave And Arrowhead Way
30042 Mission Blvd
Hayward CA 94544
(510) 324-8840
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Union City - (2 mi)
Safeway Shopping Center At Decoto And Alvardo-Niles Roads
1684 Decoto Rd
Union City CA 94587
(510) 471-8600
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2366 - Fremont - (2 mi)
Decoto Road & Fremont Boulevard
3860 Decoto Rd
Fremont CA 94555
(510) 793-9798
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2306 - Hayward - (2.2 mi)
West Tennyson & Tampa
1138 W Tennyson Rd
Hayward CA 94544
(510) 293-9031
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Fremont Blvd - (2.4 mi)
Brookvale Shopping Center Next To Bally Total Fitness And Cvs Pharmacy
35640 Fremont Blvd
Fremont CA 94536
(510) 742-1400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9600 - Fremont - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
35720 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont CA 94536
(510) 792-4867
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9494 - Newark - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
35080 Newark Boulevard
Newark CA 94560
(510) 796-4050
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99