Passport Services

The South Gate Office of the City Clerk is a Passport Application Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State and accepts passport Form DS-11 for new applicants.  For appointments, please call 323-563-9573.

The following summary describes the services, forms and requirements for passport applicants, but is not limited to these descriptions. Please refer to http://travel.state.gov/passport  for more information.

Summary of Passport Services 


Minimum requirements to apply for a Passport at Office of the City Clerk 
  • Form DS-11 (unsigned)
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Photocopy of proof of U.S. citizenship (include back of Certificate of Naturalization)
  • Primary identification
  • Photocopy of primary ID (1-sided, 1-page, front and back)
  • Passport Photo
  • U.S. Department of State - Check or Money Order Only (name and DOB in memo)
  • City of South Gate - Cash, money order or check for our services
Note: Failure to provide ALL the required items may result in delayed processing and additional fees. 


Applicant MUST apply in person, if (DS-11)


  • Applying for a passport for the first time (any age)
  • Previous passport issued while under age 16
  • Most recent previous passport lost/stolen, damaged or mutilated
  • Minor child, under age 16

Applicant MUST provide Proof of Citizenship


  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Previously issued, undamaged US Passport
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Naturalization Certificate / Certificate of Citizenship

Applicant MUST provide Primary Identification

  • California Driver's license/Identification Card
  • Previously issued, undamaged US Passport
  • Naturalization Certificate/Certificate of Citizenship
  • Government ID/Military ID
  • Parent' primary ID for minors

Applicant MUST provide copies of Primary Identification

  • Photo COPY of same Primary ID used to identify the applicant (black & white copy)
  • Front and Back of ID on 8.5" x 11" white paper
    *Additional fees may apply for copies 

    Applicant MUST provide Passport Photo 


    Applicant MUST make two payments for Services and Processing 

    • US Department of State - Check or Money Order 
    • City of South Gate - Cash or Money Order or Check 

    Fees for Processing Services and Processing 

     
    Processing Time 
    Routine Service - 6 to 8 weeks 
    Expedited Service - 2 to 3 weeks with two-way overnight mail services. Additional fees apply.
    City of South Gate Fees and Services  

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