Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports may take up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited processing.

Bakersfield Passport - Applying for a Passport in Bakersfield, Ca.

The Bakersfield passport office and application acceptance facilities in nearby cities are listed below. These are authorized locations where citizens of the United States can apply for new passports. Besides those listed below, there are hundreds more passport offices in California. Most passport offices require an appointment. Please call before visiting.

At the facility, an authorized agent will review your application and supporting documents, administer an oath and witness the signing of the form. Afterwards, these items will be placed in an envelope with payment and sealed. The address to which your passport application is sent depends on the processing time you choose.

Routine processing is estimated to be completed in four to six weeks. You can select expedited service which is estimated to take two to three weeks. Applicants who require express passport services in less than two weeks can choose from the following alternatives.

One, the application form and supporting documents can be submitted at the Los Angeles Passport Agency. An appointment is required. Two, those who are unable to personally visit the regional agency can employ the services of a registered expediter such as Rush My Passport. Expedited processing by either method can be completed in a few days to as quickly as the same day.

Click to apply for expedited passport service at Rush My Passport.

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 18 weeks from the day the application is submitted to the day the passport arrives at your door. This timeframe includes up to 12 weeks of processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing.

Expedited service may take up to 12 weeks -- 6 weeks processing and an additional 6 weeks mailing 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

Rush My Passport has been obtaining expedited passport in 4.5 weeks. Visit Rush My Passport - Online Passport Service.

FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
STOCKDALE STATION POST OFFICE5501 STOCKDALE HWYBAKERSFIELDCA933096618344158
LAMONT POST OFFICE11940 MAIN STREETLAMONTCA932416618451031
ARVIN POST OFFICE140 N. HILL STREETARVINCA932036618546412
MCFARLAND POST OFFICE633 2ND STREETMCFARLANDCA932506617922335
BUTTONWILLOW POST OFFICE121 N. MAIN STBUTTONWILLOWCA932066617645460
TAFT POST OFFICE427 NORTH STREETTAFTCA932686617635773
WASCO POST OFFICE800 E STREETWASCOCA932806617585697
TEHACHAPI CITY CLERKS OFFICE115 S. ROBINSON STTEHACHAPICA935616618222200
LAKE ISABELLA POST OFFICE6441 LAKE ISABELLA BLVDLAKE ISABELLACA932407603798755
TERRA BELLA POST OFFICE9622 ROAD 236TERRA BELLACA932705595357602

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