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Passport Acceptance Services

The City Clerk Department of the City of Redwood City is a designated United States Department of State Passport Acceptance Office. Recorded information is available by calling (650) 780-7588.

 

Location:
The City Clerk Passport Acceptance Facility is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063. Metered parking is available behind City Hall. Turn right into the driveway between City Hall and the Post Office for entrance into the parking lot.

Hours:

Passport Application Acceptance Service by Appointment Only:

Note: City Hall and our office will be closed December 24, 2014 through January 2, 2015 due to the holidays. Normal business hours will resume on January 6, 2015.

By appointment only:

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (last appointment is at 3:00pm)
 

Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (last appointment is at 11:30 am)

(With bilingual Spanish service available by appointment.)

Excludes Mondays, Thursdays and holidays. Please call the Office of the City Clerk at (650) 780-7220 during regular business hours to schedule an appointment.

    
Fees for new U.S. Passports Books:
Passport book application fees and the security surcharge are payable by check or money order made payable to the Department of State.  The fee schedule is as follows:


Form DS-11 Applicants 16 years and above: $110
Form DS-11 Applicants under 16 years of age: $80.00

Fees for new U.S. Passport Cards:

Effective February 1, 2008, customers now have the option to apply for a Passport  Book, a Passport Card, or Both on the DS-11, DS-82 and DS-5504 forms.  The Passport Card may only be used for land and sea travel between the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.  The Passport Card provides a less expensive, smaller, and more convenient alternative to those who travel to these destinations.

 

Passport Card application fees and the security surcharge are payable by check or money order payable to the Department of State.  The fees schedule is as follows:

Form DS-11 Applicants 16 years and above: $30.00
Form DS-11 Applicants under 16 years of age: $15.00

A second required fee is the passport execution and mailing fee. Passport execution and mailing fees are payable by cash, check, or money order made payable to the City of Redwood City.

Execution fee (application will be mailed to Passport Agency via Standard U.S. mail): $25.00 per passport

Passport renewals:

Renewal forms are available at our office for applicants’ convenience; the applicant mails the renewal form directly to the National Passport Center. Renewal fees are payable by check or money order made payable to the Department of State. The form may also be downloaded from www.travel.state.gov

DS-82 Renewal by Mail $110.00

Passports for Children under the Age of 16:

Effective February 1, 2004, all applicants, including children must be present when applying for a U.S. Passport.

Both parents must be present and show identification when applying for their child's passport if the child is under the age of 16. Effective November 1, 2004, if one parent cannot be present when applying for their child¹s passport, their consent must be notarized on either the "Statement of Consent" form (DS-3053), or in a separate letter. Passport Acceptance Service agents will not be able to process U.S. Passport Applications unless this document is notarized. Please see the State Department website at www.travel.state.gov for more specifics on applying for passports for children under the age of 16.

Separate passport applications and fees are required for each child for which a passport is being applied.

Standard or Expedited Service

For information on current service times, please check with the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov/passports/

Note - expedited service costs an additional $60.00 per application payable by check or money order to the Department of State. Two-way overnight mail is available for an additional fee.

Sources for Passport Photos:

The following is a list of local passport photo vendors located near City Hall. Please contact the individual business for specifics on directions, hours of operation, and photo prices. This list is provided solely for your convenience, and does not constitute an endorsement from the City of Redwood City.

AAA – California State Automobile Association (Members and Non-Members may purchase photos; Non-Members pay a higher fee)
510 Veterans Blvd. at Whipple, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 364-0620

Costco (Members-only)
2300 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 365-9384

CVS Pharmacy (Sequoia Station)
1039 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 780-9905


Click here to be connected to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs – Passport Services website for in-depth information on applying for passports



 

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