City Hall has closed to the public due to Covid-19 and the Huntington Beach City Clerk's Office is not offering Passport Acceptance Services at this time. The U.S. Department of State is currently recommending that customers wait to submit new or renewal applications until Phase 3 of their reopening plan is implemented, and normal operations resume. At this time, expedited passport service is unavailable, and only those who need to travel within the next 72 hours due to a life or death emergency can schedule an appointment with the U.S. Department of State. For more information regarding the impact of Covid-19 on passport services, please visit travel.state.gov to read the September 24, 2020 COVID-19 Alert.
As of now, if you choose to submit an application, prior to the U.S. Department of State's resumption of normal operations, expect significant delays in the receipt of your passport and supporting documentation. Appointments for routine passport service may be made with the U.S. Postal Service at https://tools.usps.com/rcas.htm
The City of Huntington Beach City Clerk’s Office is designated as an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility. Hours of operation for passport acceptance services are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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||Price|
|*DS-11 (Age 16 and Over)||$110.00|
|*DS-11 (Age 15 and Under)||$ 80.00|
Execution Fee Assessed on DS-11
|*DS-82 (Self Renewal by Mail)||$110.00|
|*Passport Card (Adult)||$ 30.00|
|*Passport Card (Minor)||$ 15.00|
|*Expedited Service||$ 60.00|
|*File Search Fee||$150.00|
|Passport Photo||$ 10.00|
*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 $110.00, 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).
If you have travel plans in the 3 to 4 week range, expedite processing of your application or renewal is available for an additional $60.00 per application. (For renewal-by-mail expedite service, the information would still be mailed to the same addresses listed on the back of the form #DS-82.) With regular or priority mailing, you would receive a passport in the mail in approximately 15 to 20 working days. 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 $16.48** 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 and apply in person at the Los Angeles Passport Agency, located in the Federal Office Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd., in West Los Angeles. The Agency’s hours are 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. 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.