Passport Applications and Information

PASSPORT SERVICES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

(ONE PERSON per appointment)

Passport Services is located at:

Community Services Department
1922 Artesia Boulevard, Redondo Beach

The Passport Office is open:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday - Friday
Closed on alternate Fridays and on major holidays

WHAT TO BRING:

Applicants must have all items listed below or passport cannot be processed. No exceptions.

  1. DS-11 Form. (Application for a New US Passport) filled out in Black Ink. Please do not sign this form until instructed by the passport agent. The social security number is required on all applications, and all applicants must be present. Please print out all forms necessary for your appointment in the full 81/2 X 11 page. Application will not be accepted if print if not legible. 
  2. Proof of Citizenship. This can be a birth certificate (must have the full name of both parents), Naturalization certificate, or an old passport. Only original documents are accepted. Photocopies are not valid as proof of citizenship. Hospital birth certificates and Abstracts of Birth are also not accepted.  Electronic U.S. birth certificates cannot be used when applying for a passport. Passport Services only accepts certified U.S. birth certificates issued directly by a state or local vital records office. These birth certificates are issued on special paper with security features to mitigate the risk of fraud.
  3. Proof of Identity (Submit one):
    • Valid or expired, undamaged U.S. passport book or passport card  
    • In-state, fully-valid driver's license or enhanced driver's license with photo 
    • Certificate of Naturalization  
    • Certificate of Citizenship  
    • Government employee ID (city, county, state, or federal) 
    • U.S. military or military dependent ID 
    • Current (valid) foreign passport 
    • Matricula Consular (Mexican Consular ID) - commonly used by a parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant 
    • U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) - commonly used by a parent of a U.S. citizen child applicant 
    • Trusted Traveler IDs (including valid Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI, and NEXUS cards) 
    • Enhanced Tribal Cards and Native American tribal photo IDs 
    • Other documents: 1) In-state, fully-valid learner's permit with photo, 2) In-state, fully-valid non-driver ID with photo, or 3) temporary driver's license with photo. Note: you may be asked to present an additional ID when presenting one of these three documents.  

    Notice on Digital Identification Documents: Some states now issue digital ID documents (also known as mobile driver's licenses or mobile IDs). We cannot accept these digital IDs when you apply for your U.S. passport. You must continue to submit your physical, photo ID and a photocopy of the ID.   

  4. 1 Passport photo. (Photo Requirements) Starting November 1, 2016 eye glasses will no longer be allowed in passport photos.
  5. Payment. One payment can be made by check or money order only and is payable to the Department of State, and the payment to the City of Redondo Beach can be made via Visa or Mastercard.
Special Requirements for Minors 16-17

Minors 16-17 need to have their own ID (California or School ID is sufficient), and only need to be accompanied by one parent, or have proof of parental consent, such as a signed check.

Special Requirements for Minors 15 and under

Minors 15 and under need to be accompanied by both parents. If one parent cannot be present, a statement of consent can be notarized and submitted with a photocopy of the front and back of the non-applying parents ID. If one parent has sole custody, proof of that custody will need to be submitted (original documents only). Minors 15 and under also need to submit both their birth certificate and passport.

Name Changes

If an applicant has had a passport before and has changed their name since the previous passport, proof of the name change needs to be submitted. This can be a marriage certificate or a court order. Original documents only.

Emergency Travel

If you are traveling within 2 weeks, in order to get a passport in time, you need to make an appointment at the federal building. Call (877) 487-2778 to make an appointment.

General Information

Community Services Passport Office:  (310) 318-0610, ext. 3530. 

Please also be aware that we process our last application at 3:30 PM. All applicants and any required parents need to be present before this time. All forms need to be filled out before this time, and the application must have all required materials present. 

How much does it cost?

ADULT (16 and Older) - Passport Book, Passport Card
Passport Book  $130.00  payable to U S Dept of State   -  (check)
Passport Card  $ 30.00   payable to U.S. Dept of State  -  (check)
Passport Book and Card  $160.00  payable to  U S Dept of State -   (check)
Processing Fee  $ 35.00  payable to City of Redondo Beach  -  (Visa or MasterCard)
CHILDREN (15 & UNDER) – Passport Book, Passport Card
Passport Book  $ 100.00  payable to U S Dept of State - (check)
Passport Card  $ 15.00   payable to U S Dept of State - (check)
Passport Book and Card  $ 115.00  payable to U S Dept of State - (check)
Processing Fee  $ 35.00  payable to City of Redondo Beach  -  (Visa or MasterCard)
Optional Services
Expedite Fee (allow 5 to 7 Weeks)  $ 60.00  payable to U S Dept of State  -  (check)
Express Mail (passport mailed to customer from agency)  $ 19.53  payable to U S Dept of State  -  (check)

After your application has been processed it will take approximately 6 to 9 weeks to receive a passport from the Department of State Passport Agency. Expedite servicing will take approximately 3 to 5 weeks.

Passport information from the U.S. Department of State

Forms from the U.S. Department of State

Other Passport Acceptance facilities may be open.  Please click the following link for a list of Acceptance facilities in proximity to Redondo Beach:  Facilities