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El Cerrito Passport Acceptance Facility Information
The El Cerrito City Clerk’s Office is designated as an authorized United States Passport Acceptance Facility and is now accepting applications for passport books and the passport card. We accept your application for passport and forward all forms and documents to the U.S. Department of State where your passport will be processed.

The Passport Application Office is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 3pm and is located at El Cerrito City Hall on the 2nd Floor.
  • Tuesday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Click here to find a local authorized passport acceptance facility near you when we are closed.


First time Applicants and Minors Under Age 16 must apply in person.

Two (2) Parent Consent is Required for all children age 15 and younger (Both parents are required to appear with children up to age 16.)

Adult Renewals (Adults Over the Age of 16), Use Form DS 82 and renew by mail.

Visit Travel.State.Gov for more information on applications, passport policies, and to check application status.


What you need to bring:
  • Passport Application (Application should be Unsigned) - For First Time Applicants and Minors Under Age 16, Use Form DS-11.
  • Evidence of U.S. citizenship - such as one of the following:
    • Original Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state (No photocopies). Beginning April 1, 2011, all birth certificates must also include the full names of the applicant's parent(s).

    • Original Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth

    • Original Naturalization Certificate

    • Original Certificate of Citizenship

  • Personal Photo Identification (Drivers License, Passport, School ID)

  • Photocopy of Photo Identification (front and back)

  • Current Passport if Applicable

  • One(1)2x2 Color Passport Photo

  • Supporting documents in regards to name change, adoption, assumed name, sole custody of a minor, legal guardianship of a minor

  • Passport Application Fees(Payable by Check or Money Order). Click here for Fee Table.




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