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Apply for a Passport

Please note: The Office of the City Clerk has temporarily suspended the acceptance of passport applications while under the Alameda County shelter in place mandate. We will update this page when the suspension has been lifted. The Office of the City Clerk is an authorized US Government Passport Acceptance Facility. You may schedule an appointment to renew or apply for a passport.

New & Renewal Passport Application

Please note: The Office of the City Clerk has suspended accepting passport applications as the office is inaccessible. We will update you on when we anticipate resuming accepting passport applications.

The Office of the City Clerk offers weekday passport application acceptances by appointment only. Our office offers the necessary forms, expedited service as well as friendly, professional acceptance agents. Our regular hours are Monday through Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 12 pm ONLY. We also offer after-hour passport application acceptance hours once a month. Please check the City Clerk’s home page for upcoming dates and times.

Your appointment will take place at the Office of the City Clerk, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

Please note: All applicants must be present at the time of their appointment.

For more information about U.S. passports and travel information, visit the US Department of State.

Passport Book Fees

Processing Time



Routine (6-8 weeks)

Under 16
16 and over


Expedited (2-3 weeks)

Under 16
16 and over


Expedited + Overnight (2 -3 weeks)

Under 16
16 and over



Overnight Application + Acceptance Fee*


Passport Card Fees



Adult (Over 16)


Minor (Under 16)


Accepted forms of payment: Fees being submitted to the US Dept. of State MUST be in the form of a check or money order. No Cash, Credit or Debit Cards accepted. Acceptance facility fees can be paid by cash, check or money order. Acceptance Facility Fees: $35 per application ($25.70 to overnight applications to the Department of State)

Please note, in accordance with US Department of State regulations, separate checks or money order are required for each passport application.
*payable to the City of Oakland

Passport Checklist

All Applicants

  • Completed DS-11 Form in BLACK INK only (We only process DS-11 applications)
  • Personal check, cashier’s check, or money order
  • Old passport, Certificate of Naturalization, original or certified copy of birth certificate
  • Valid Government-issued photo ID (of applicant or both parents/guardians)
  • Passport photos
  • Please see above for fees and accepted forms of payment

Applicants Under 16 Years of Age

In addition to the items listed above:

  • Applicants 15 years or younger must be accompanied by both parents/guardians at the time of application. Both parents/guardians must supply valid government-issued identification.
  • First time applicants – original or certified copy of birth certificate.
  • Renewals – previously issued passport and a photocopy of the birth certificate.
  • Please see above for fees and accepted forms of payment