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. Passport Photo services are also available at this location. 

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
  • Check or Money Order made payable to US Department of State (name and DOB in memo)
  • 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
  • Front and Back of ID on 8.5" x 11" white paper
    *Additional fees may apply for copies 

    Applicant MUST provide Passport Photo 

    The City of South Gate offers Passport Photo Service

    Applicant MUST make two payments for Services and Processing 

    • A Check or Money Order for "US Department of State", AND
    • Cash or Money Order or Check for the  City of South Gate

    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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