With Routine Service it may take up to 14 weeks to receive a passport due to the current standard processing time of 7-10 weeks, plus up to an additional 4 weeks for mailing.
With Expedited Service it may take up to 9 weeks to receive a passport, as the current expedited processing time is 3-5 weeks, plus up to an additional 4 weeks for mailing.
If you are traveling internationally in less than 3-5 weeks, please click on the link below for information regarding Urgent Travel
Passport Acceptance Services are Offered by Appointment Only
To Make An Appointment Click on the QLess Icon Below:
Appointments can also be made with the U.S. Postal Service at https://tools.usps.com/rcas.htm
For emergency travel needs, contact the National Passport Center at 1-877- 487-2778.
The City of Huntington Beach City Clerk’s Office is designated as an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility. Please be advised that our hours of operation for passport acceptance services are now by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. We accept your application for passport and forward all forms and documents to the United States Department of State, where your passport will be processed.
The second phase of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires travelers have a passport book, passport card, or other document approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security when re-entering the U.S. by land or sea from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the countries of the Caribbean. You must have a passport book for International air travel.
First time applicants, come prepared with the following:
The following estimates are provided for passport processing turnaround:
|Type of Services
|*DS-11 (Age 16 and Over)
|*DS-11 (Age 15 and Under)
Execution Fee Assessed on DS-11
|*DS-82 (Self Renewal by Mail)
|*Passport Card (Adult)
|*Passport Card (Minor)
|*File Search Fee
*Fees payable to the U.S. Department of State must be made by check, cashier's check or money order only - NO CASH, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
If you need to inquire about the status of a passport application already in process or for travel information, you can contact the National Passport Information Center Toll Free at 1-877-487-2778 and select prompt #3. TTY/TDD (for the hearing impaired), please call 1-877-874-7793. You can also obtain status information by accessing their website at http://travel.state.gov.
All passport applicants regardless of age must appear in person before a passport agent at the time the passport application is executed. First time passport applicants need to complete a passport application form #DS-11 and report their social security number on the form. Children to age 15 must appear in person with both parents or legal guardians. Applicants 16 to 17 need to appear in person with one parent or legal guardian. Along with the completed application you will need to provide the following:
Renewing your passport by mail has been made easy. The fee for passport renewal by mail is $130.00, and must be paid by check, cashier's check or money order. Eligibility to renew your passport by mail is established, if the following four conditions are true:
If you do not meet the previous conditions, you are not eligible to renew your passport by mail. Instead you will need to complete a first-time passport application, form #DS-11, furnish the required documentation, and appear in person at a passport acceptance facility.
If you are eligible to renew your passport by mail, you will need to mail the following items:
The addresses for mailing the renewal application are listed on the back of the form (#DS-82).
IMPORTANT: Restrictions for use of the Self-Service Form #DS-82 apply (see eligibility requirements listed on cover of form). Minor applicants 15 and under are not eligible to use the Self-Service Form #DS-82. To renew a minor passport, minors must appear in person with a parent(s), submit the Form #DS-11 along with their expired or soon to expire passport and a copy of their certified birth certificate.
Expedited processing of your application or renewal is available for an additional $60.00 per application. (For renewal-by-mail expedite service, the application must be mailed to the address listed for Expedited Service on the back of the form DS-82). The expedite fee must be ADDED to the application/renewal fee made payable to the U.S. Department of State.
If 1-2 Day Delivery return service of the issued passport is also desired, the cost is $19.53** and this amount should be added to fees paid to the U.S. Department of State.
**Mailing fees are subject to change without notice
If you require a passport in less than two weeks, you will need to make an appointment to apply in person at a Passport Agency. To make an appointment, please call the National Passport Center recorded appointment line at (877) 487-2778 and select prompt #2. Proof of travel is required.
If your valid passport has been lost or stolen, you will need to complete an original passport application, form DS-11, and a Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport, form DS-64, and appear in person. Please bring any previous U.S. passports that you may have and follow ALL first-time passport application instructions.
Persons whose passports have been lost or stolen are not eligible to renew passports by mail. The Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport is not required if your lost or stolen passport is now expired.
The form DS-5504 may be used within one year of a passport’s issuance for routine services to make a data page change, such as a name change, without charge. New photos are required. Instead of amending the passport, a new passport will be issued with new issue and expiration dates. (This form may always be used for corrections due to printing errors by Department of State.) If the change occurs more than one year after the issue date, the customer will have to reapply using a DS-82 or DS-11 and pay accordingly.
The form is available in the City Clerk’s Office; however, it is the customer’s responsibility to mail it to the address indicated on the form.
City of Huntington Beach
City Clerk Office
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5227
Fax: (714) 374-1557