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You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if at least one of the following is true:
If none of the above statements apply to you, you may be eligible to renew by mail.
Passport Application Form DS-11
You must submit one of the following. Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable.
If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.
You must present one of the following identification documents (IDs) to the acceptance agent. The ID must readily identify you.
If you cannot present one of the IDs above, or for more information, please see Identification.
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.
Please note the US Department of State passport processing times are 12 weeks for expedited and 18 weeks for routine. If you need your passport sooner, please contact the US Department of State (877-487-2778 or NPIC@state.gov). Appointments must be booked online here. Masks are required while in City Hall. At your appointment, you must submit your completed application (including evidence of citizenship), identification (ID), photo (can be done during appointment), fees, and checklist(PDF, 132KB). Department of State fees can be paid by check or money order only. Please arrive at your appointment on time. Appointments are at the Alameda City Clerks Office, City Hall 3rd Floor, Room 380.
You MUST renew by mail using Form DS-82 if your most recent passport meets all five of these requirements:
The City Clerk's office cannot accept the Form DS-82. Please do not make an appointment if using the Form DS-82.
Please note: In addition to the requirements for a new passport application, minor applicants need to have the following:
You must submit documentation that lists the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of the child applying for a passport.
The following may be used to show parental relationship:
Please note: Some documents, like a U.S. birth certificate, show both U.S. citizenship and parental relationship. These documents must be originals or certified copies (not photocopies).
The US Department of State processing times are 5 to 7 weeks for expedited service and 8 to 11 weeks for routine service.
If you need your passport quickly, please refer to the US Department of State information here
Yes, the old, cancelled passport will be returned to you from the US Department of State. It may be sent separately from your new passport. Keeping your old passport in a safe place is a good idea 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 the Vital Statistics office in the state where you were born.
We offer same day passport photos for a fee of $25. If you are providing your own photo please follow these guidelines.
For more information on documentation required and a wealth of other passport and international travel information, visit the Department of State’s website at www.travel.state.gov
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