Bell Gardens City facilities are closed to the public. City staff is available via telephone, email and mail.  For more information, please call (562) 806-7700.  Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Passport Services

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Passport Services have been cancelled until further notice out of abundance to caution for the Corona-virus. If you have any questions, please call (562) 806-7700.

The City Clerk's Office located in City Hall provides Passport Acceptance Services such as application review for a new passport, minor passport, or replacement passports. Appointments are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (562) 806-7706.

Required Materials

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Complete DS-11 Application - Forms are available at City Hall or can be downloaded at
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship - Birth certificate, current/previous U.S. Passport or Naturalization Certificate (no abstract).
  • Proof of Identity - Valid Driver's License, Undamaged U.S. Passport, Military ID, CA DPC or Valid Government ID.
  • Copy of U.S. Citizenship & Identification - Copies must be made of the front and back and cannot be double-sided.
  • 1 Passport Picture - 2x2
  • Fees
    • Passport Fees and Optional Services must be in check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State.
    • Processing Fee must be in check or money order payable to the City of Bell Gardens.

Please note all applicants must be present. Minors 15 and under require both parents present and must submit birth certificate for renewals. Minors 16 and 17 can apply on their own with acceptable primary Id and parental awareness. If minors are unable to provide the required documents, one parent must be present.

Passport Fees

    Passport Book  Passport Card     Passport Book & Card                    
16 years of age and older  $110.00  $30.00  $140.00 
Under 16 years of age                 $80.00   $15.00 $95.00


 Optional Services  Expedited Service (2-3 weeks) : $60.00  Overnight Delivery Return Fee: $17.13


 Processing Fee  $35.00 for each application.                                                                                               



Additional Information

Routine Applications are processed within 6 to 8 weeks. Expedited service is available.

Emergency Passports - Travelers departing within 2 weeks must make an appointment with the Los Angeles Passport Agency at (877) 487-2778.

DS-82 Renewal Application - must be submitted by mail only. Complete the checklist on the application to determine your eligibility.

Additional documents may be required.