SANTA MONICA – The City Clerk’s Office will now offer passport services to residents starting on Monday, March 10.
On February 3, the City Clerk’s Office was designated as an official United States Passport Acceptance Facility, which means that residents can now visit City Hall for passport services like filing applications for new passport books and passport cards, according to a press release from the city.
Residents will need to schedule an appointment, which can last between 30 and 40 minutes. In order to be properly helped, they will need to bring proof of U.S. citizenship, primary identification, a photocopy of primary identification and a completed, unsigned application. If residents choose to fill out the form at the City Clerk’s Office, they are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment.
In addition, they will also need a check or money order made out to the Department of State and cash for the City of Santa Monica.
The City Clerk’s Office also offers a passport photo service on-site. If residents choose not to bring their own passport photo, the photos can be taken and printed for a price of $12 each. Expedited services are available for an extra charge.
Passports will take about 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. Services will be available Mondays through Thursdays and will alternate on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall. For more information or to make an appointment when services actually commence, residents can call 310-458-8211 or visit www.smgov.net/passports.