How to Get a Passport

This Passport Acceptance Facility has suspended all passport services from June 1st to September 5th. Please visit The Department of State's website to locate other acceptance facilities near you. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Continue the Process:

Only adult passport renewal applications are accepted by mail. 

  1. Determine Qualification

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    You can renew your passport if you:

    • You have your passport in your possession to submit with your application.
    • It's undamaged other than normal wear and tear.
    • Was issued when you were age 16 or older.
    • Was issued within the last 15 years.
    • Was issued in your current name or you can document your name change.

    If you answered "No" to any statement, you must apply in person using a DS-11.

  2. Gather Documentation

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    Mail-in the following documents to the Department of State:

    • DS-82
    • Your most recent U.S. passport book
    • Include name change documentation, if applicable
    • Passport Photo taken within 6 months
    • Check or money order payable to the "US Department of State"
  3. Track your Application

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    Passport applications may be tracked on the Department of State's website. It may take 4 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is “In Process.” During this time, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into the system. 

This Passport Acceptance Facility has suspended all passport services from June 1st to September 5th. Please visit The Department of State's website to locate other acceptance facilities near you. We apologize for any inconvenience.


  1. Book an Appointment

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    Passport Services hours are by appointment only. Passport renewal applications for adults are not accepted at this facility as this process can be completed by mail, unless you were 15 or younger when you received your most recent passport or it has been over 5 years since your passport expired.

    To book an appointment, please click here. You will receive an email confirmation with important information about your appointment.

    We regret that we do not accept walk-ins and ask that you book an appointment early as wait times for appointments are typically 1-2 months away.

    If international departure is in less than 2 weeks it is required that you apply and schedule an appointment with a Regional Passport Agency by calling 1 (877) 487-2778. 

  2. Gather Documentation

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    Please bring the following documents to your appointment:

    • Completed unsigned DS-11 form.
    • Original proof of U.S. citizenship (CA birth abstracts not acceptable).
    • Valid primary identification for applicants and parents of minor applicants.
    • Passport photo taken within six months.
    • Check or money order payable to the "US Department of State".
    • Debit or credit for the processing fee payable to the City of Santa Monica.
  3. Attend Passport Appointment

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    Applicants including minors must be present at the time of the appointment. If applying for a minor, both parents must attend the appointment. If one parent cannot attend, a notarize DS-3053 form must be brought to the appointment. 

    The City Clerk's Office is located inside City Hall at 1685 Main Street, Room 102, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Click here for directions and parking information.

  4. Track Your Application

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    Passport applications may be tracked on the Department of State's website. It may take 4 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is “In Process.” During this time, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into the system. 


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