Passport Services

 

 

STEPS TO APPLY FOR A NEW PASSPORT

(Passport RENEWALS must be mailed directly to the National Passport Processing Center)

 

Fill Out An Application

 

Passport Application Form DS-11

  • Do not sign the application until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
  • You must provide a Social Security Number (SSN) in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a.
  • You may request a larger passport book with 52 pages, at no additional cost, by checking the '52 page' box at the top of the DS-11.

Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

 

You must submit one of the following. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.

  • U.S. birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth
    • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth
    • Lists your parent(s)' full names
    • Has the date filed with registrar's office (must be within one year of birth)
    • Has the registrar's signature
    • Has the seal of the issuing authority
  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth 
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship 

If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.

 

Present Identification

 

You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.

  • In-state, fully-valid driver's license

  • Fully-valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired)

  • Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship

  • Government employee ID (city, county, state or federal)

  • U.S. military ID or military dependent ID

  • Valid foreign passport

  • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular Identification, commonly used by the parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant)

If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.

Please note:

  • If you present an out-of-state ID, you must present an additional ID.

  • If you have undergone or are going through gender transition, please see these additional requirements.

Visit City Hall to complete your paperwork

 

You must submit your: completed application, including citizenship evidence, ID, photo, and fees, in person to the Alameda City Clerks Office located at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue #380 Alameda, CA. 94501.

 

Fees to the Department of State are payable by check or money order only.

 

Passport hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

Passport Photo Services 

 

We offer same day passport photos for a fee of $25. If you are providing your own photo please follow these guidelines.

 

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in passport photos.

Additional Information 

 

For more information on documentation required, and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the Department of State’s official website at www.travel.state.gov

 

 

PASSPORT FEES

 

NEW ADULT APPLICANTS (Age 16 Years and Older)
What are you applying for?

Application Fee

Payable to U.S Department of State

Acceptance Fee

Payable to City of Alameda

Total
Adult Passport Book$110$25$135
Adult Passport Card$30$25$55
Adult Passport Book & Card$140$25$165
Adult Passport Card$30Not Required$30
NEW MINOR APPLICANTS (Under Age 16)
What are you applying for?

Application Fee

Payable to U.S Department of State

Acceptance Fee

Payable to City of Alameda

Total
Minor Passport Book$80$25$105
Minor Passport Card$15$25$40
Minor Passport Book & Card$95$25$120
OTHER FEES
Expedite Fee

Payable to the U.S. Department of State.  Paid per application, in addition to required fees. Provides faster processing than routine service. 

$60

Overnight Delivery

(Transmitting Applicaiton)

Payable to the City of Alameda.  Paid per application for transmitting application via overnight delivery to the Department of State.  $15.45

Overnight Delivery

(Return of Passport)

Payable to the U.S. Department of State.  Paid per application for overnight delivery of an issued passport book from the Department of State to the customer. Only applies to mailing addresses within the United States. Not valid for passport cards.$20.66

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Processing times can vary depending on the time of year, and occasional unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. During busier times, such as the summer travel season, we encourage customers to expedite their applications if traveling in less than 6 weeks. See Application Processing Times for more information.

If you need your passport quickly, you can expedite your application. Please find more information here

Yes, you will receive the old, cancelled passport. It may be sent separately from your new passport. It is a good idea to keep your old passport in a safe place as it is considered proof of your U.S. citizenship.

No, you cannot. Applicants in need of additional pages in their valid passports must obtain a new passport by mail. Applicants within the United States may choose a 28-page or 52-page book.


 

Contact Our Office for More Information

 

Alameda City Clerks Office
510.747.4804
clerk@alamedaca.gov

2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 380,

Alameda, CA 94501