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(PDF, 1MB) for new applicants. For appointments, please call 323-563-9510.

The following summary describes the services, forms and requirements for passport applicants, but is not limited to these descriptions. Please refer to 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(PDF, 1MB))

  • 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 - 8 to 11 weeks
Expedited Service - 5 to 7 weeks with two-way overnight mail services. Additional fees apply.

City of South Gate Fees and Services(PDF, 510KB)

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