A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. And now, with the implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), U.S. citizens need a passport or equivalent document when returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, or the Caribbean.
If you are planning travel outside of the United States, please apply for a passport. We recommend that you apply early. Routine service processing time is currently 4 to 6 weeks. Click here to find a passport facility near you.
If your planned departure is approaching and you have not received your passport, please contact my office. Please have the following information ready when contacting our office:
- Name of Applicant
- Date of Birth
- Locator #:(If you do not know your locator number, you will need to provide your complete social number.)
- Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
- Address and phone number
The San Francisco Passport Agency serves customers who are traveling within 2 weeks (14 days), or who need foreign visas for travel. An appointment is required.
San Francisco Passport Agency
95 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3901
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., local time, M-F, excluding Federal holidays
Call 1-877-487-2778 for passport questions, travel emergencies, or to make an appointment.
If you find that your questions are not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact my office. In the event you find yourself having a problem with a federal agency and require assistance, please fill out and sign a privacy release form.
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