Passport services

The San Gabriel Recreation Office Offers Passport Services

The San Gabriel Community Services Department is a designated Passport Acceptance Agency, authorized by the U.S. Department of State to accept Passport applications. We provide walk-in passport services Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays as well as services on the first Saturday of the month, by appointment only. Our Passport Services include processing of new applications, direction for renewal applications, forms, and photos. 

Passport Service Hours

- Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
- Tues-Thurs, walk-ins only
- 1st Saturday of the month, by appointment only: 9 am-1 pm

NOTICE - Passport services will not be available on these dates:

  • Thanksgiving week
  • December 24-25
  • December 31
  • January 1

General Information

  • Passports must be renewed every 10 years for adults and every 5 years for children younger than 16 
  • Routine wait time is 6 weeks or less
  • Expedited wait time is 4 weeks or less (Expedited passports require additional fee paid to Dept. of State)

Passport Regulations Have Changed

Depending on how you travel, you may require a passport book or only a passport card. A passport book is required when traveling internationally by air and is acceptable when traveling by land or sea.  A passport card is acceptable when traveling by land or sea only, to Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean, and is not valid for international travel

New Passport Application Requirements

  • Complete Application (DS-11) - You can complete it online through the Sate Department's web site, or print and complete by hand in black ink only.  New applicants, renewals, name changes or corrections, and lost or stolen passports each require a different application. 
  • Signature must be done in the presence of accepting agent.
  • Find the right form on the State Department Website
  • Valid, government issued identification
  • Check or money order
  • Proof of citizenship:
    Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
    Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state
    Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Birth Certificate
    Naturalization Certificate
    Certificate of Citizenship
    Learn more

Passport Fees 

    Only checks or Money Orders payable to "Department of State" are accepted for passport fees.

    Passport Book Fees
    Adult 16 $110
    Children 15 & younger $80

    Passport Card Fees
    Adult 16 $30
    Children 15 & younger $15

    Other Fees
    Expedite/Express Mail (As of January 17, 2016) $80.66
    *Processing Fee $25
    *Passport Photos $10

    *The $25 mandatory Processing Fee is paid directly to the City of San Gabriel.  Passport Photo fees are also paid directly to the City of San Gabriel.  Acceptable forms of payment for the Processing/Photo Fees are:
  • Cash
  • Check or Money Order made payable to the City of San Gabriel
  • MasterCard
  • VISA

Emergency Passport

  • Do you have a travel emergency? Travelers departing within two weeks must call for an appointment to be served at the Los Angeles passport Agency (only those with an appointment will be admitted to the agency). The automated appointment system can be accessed 24/7 from a touch-tone phone by calling (877) 487-2778 or by visiting Those traveling in more than two weeks must apply for their passport through their local passport acceptance facility.

Passport Renewals

If you meet certain criteria you can renew your passport on your own, by mail.  If you do not meet the criteria, you can renew your passport in person at any passport acceptance agency.  Learn more about renewing your passport