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Whittier, California Passport Office Information

In Whittier, California there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The clerks at the local passport office(s) in Whittier are acceptance agents for the passport office and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 2 passport offices in Whittier, 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 Whittier, California and Expedited Passport service options for Whittier.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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 Whittier, CA

Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Ave
Whittier CA, 90602

Whittier Main Post Office
8520 Michigan Ave
Whittier CA, 90605

There are 2 passport offices in Whittier.

Whittier Public Library
7344 Washington Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
Whittier Main Post Office
8520 Michigan Ave
Whittier, CA 90605

Regional Passport Offices Close to Whittier

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 - 22.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 85 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 313.3 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 375.7 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 595.7 Miles

Other passport offices near Whittier California:

Santa Fe Springs Post Office - Santa Fe Springs - 2.9 Miles
La Mirada Post Office - La Mirada - 3.3 Miles
Norwalk Main Post Office - Norwalk - 3.8 Miles
Pico Rivera Main Post Office - Pico Rivera - 3.8 Miles
La Habra Post Office - La Habra - 3.9 Miles
Civic Center La Habra Finance Station Post Office - La Habra - 4 Miles
Industry P&DC -Window Sect Post Office - Industry - 4.7 Miles
Montebello Main Post Office - Montebello - 5.5 Miles
La Puente City Clerk's Office - La Puente - 5.6 Miles
Downey Main Post Office - Downey - 5.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Whittier

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

Whittier California, La Mirada California, Santa Fe Springs California, La Habra Heights California, Hacienda Heights California, Norwalk California, La Habra California, Pico Rivera California, Buena Park California, Downey California, Industry California, Montebello California, La Puente California, Artesia California, Cerritos California, Bellflower California, Rowland Heights California, La Palma California, South El Monte California, Bell Gardens California

How to Get a Passport in Whittier, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Whittier

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 Whittier 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 Whittier 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 Whittier, California

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

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Whittier.

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 Whittier 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 Whittier?

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 Whittier, 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not too far from Whittier and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Whittier.

How much does a passport cost in Whittier?

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 Whittier?

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 Whittier.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9696 - Whittier - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
10048 Mills Avenue, Telegraph And Carmenita
Whittier CA 90604
(562) 903-9678
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Whittier - (0.8 mi)
The Quad At Whittier Close To Old Navy
13502 Whittier Blvd
Whittier CA 90605
(562) 907-3800
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5649 - Whittier - (1.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Greenleaf & Whittier
8201 Greenleaf Ave
Whittier CA 90602
(562) 698-4906
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Santa Fe Springs Supercenter - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
13310 Telegraph Rd
Santa Fe Springs CA 90670
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9512 - Whittier - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
15466 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier Boulevard And Santa Gertrudes
Whittier CA 90603
(562) 943-9303
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Whittier - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
15766 La Forge St
Whittier CA 90603
(562) 902-8888
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - La Mirada - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
12263 La Mirada Blvd
La Mirada CA 90638
(562) 758-3337
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #13812 - La Mirada - (2 mi)
Northwest Corner Of La Mirada & Imperial
14885 Telegraph Rd
La Mirada CA 90638
(562) 777-3405
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9773 - La Mirada - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
15743 Imperial Highway
La Mirada CA 90638
(562) 947-9822
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9738 - Whittier - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
11735 Whittier Boulevard
Whittier CA 90601
(562) 692-7706
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99