Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Albany California Passport Offices

Applications can be submitted at the Albany California Passport Offices for new, first-time passports as well as the replacement of ones that have been lost, stolen or damaged. Renewals and name changes can be requested by mail without the need to present your application and supporting documents to an acceptance agent.

Those who apply at a passport office in Albany can select either rountine processing in 4 to 6 weeks or expedited passport service with an estimated processing time of 2-3 weeks. There is an additional fee of $60 to expedite the application. Faster service is available at the nearest regional agency where applications can be processed as quickly as the same day.

Please call before visiting an application acceptance facility since most have limited operating hours and/or require an appointment. A list of locations in other California cities is provided at the bottom of the page.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received and not when you mail them. Standard service may take up to 14 weeks from the day the application is submitted to the day the passport arrives at your door. This timeframe includes both processing of the application and delivery time.

Expedited service may take up to 10 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. These door-to-door timeframes include both our processing times and mailing times on the front and back end. Delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering extremely limited in-person services if you need to travel internationally in the next 72 hours. Those with qualified life-or-death emergencies are prioritized.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 72 hours (3 business days).

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment.

Mondays through Fridays 8 AM to 5PM, call ET 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, 202-647-4000

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FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
BERKELEY POST OFFICE2000 ALLSTON WAYBERKELEYCA947045106493114
NORTH OAKLAND POST OFFICE4900 SHATTUCK AVE.OAKLANDCA946095109852759
OAKLAND CIVIC CENTER POST OFFICE201 13TH STREETOAKLANDCA946125106227412
OAKLAND MAIN POST OFFICE1675 7TH STREETOAKLANDCA946155108748652
OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY OF OAKLAND1 FRANK H. OGAWA PLAZAOAKLANDCA946125102383226
ORINDA POST OFFICE29 ORINDA WAYORINDACA945639252546603
PIEDMONT POST OFFICE195 41ST STREETOAKLANDCA946115102513393
RICHMOND POST OFFICE1025 NEVIN AVERICHMONDCA948015102323937
PINOLE POST OFFICE2101 PEAR STREETPINOLECA945645107413056
ALAMEDA POST OFFICE2201 SHORELINE DRIVEALAMEDACA945015107484156

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