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

Bell Gardens Passport Application Acceptance Facilities

Quote by Abraham Lincoln from Gettysburg Address on inside page of United States Passport.
The passport offices in Bell Gardens, California are listed below along with a few in nearby cities. These passport application acceptance facilities are locations where American citizens apply for new passports. Other facilities can be found on the list of passport offices in California. Most passport offices require an appointment. Please call before visiting.

Applicants are required to appear before an official passport agent when submitting Form DS-11. The agent reviews documents, administers an oath and witnesses the signing of the application. When mailing your application from one of these facilities, you can choose between regular and expedited processing. The address to which you send the packet will depend on the service you choose. Both addresses are listed on the form.

Standard service takes an estimated 8 to 11 weeks while expediting only takes 5 to 7 weeks. There are a couple of alternatives for applicants to need to get a passport in a hurry.

You can schedule an appointment at the Los Angeles Passport Agency or utilize the expertise of a registered expediter such as Rush My Passport to get a passport as fast as the same day.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 7 and 10 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 4 to 6 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering two types of appointments: Life-of-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.

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 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 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET, call 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, call 202-647-4000.

For Urgent Travel Service, you need to call 14 days before your scheduled international travel or 28 days if you also need to secure a foreign visa.

If you need to travel urgently for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency, please call the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

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FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
BELL GARDENS CITY CLERKS OFFICE7100 GARFIELD AVENUEBELL GARDENSCA902015628067706
BELL GARDENS MAIN POST OFFICE7001 S. GARFIELD AVEBELL GARDENSCA902015623723524
HUNTINGTON PARK MAIN POST OFFICE6606 SEVILLE AVEHUNTINGTON PARKCA902553235872518
CITY OF SOUTH GATE- OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK8650 CALIFORNIA AVESOUTH GATECA902803235639510
SOUTH GATE MAIN POST OFFICE10120 WRIGHT ROADSOUTH GATECA902803235664334
CITY CLERK DEPARTMENT, VERNON CA4305 SANTA FE AVEVERNONCA900583235838811
DOWNEY MAIN POST OFFICE8111 FIRESTONE BLVDDOWNEYCA902415629046120
LOS ANGELES MAIN POST OFFICE7101 S. CENTRAL AVELOS ANGELESCA900013235864414
LYNWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY11320 BULLIS ROADLYNWOODCA902623106357121
EAST LOS ANGELES LIBRARY4837 E. 3RD STREETLOS ANGELESCA900223232640155

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