The service is expected to be especially welcome in Berkeley, where 70 percent of residents hold passports, compared to 30 percent nationally, according to a city news release.
The new Passport Office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., except on the second Friday of each month. Appointments are preferred.
"We also take and process passport photos on-site for $10 a set, making our office a one-stop resource for U.S. passport needs," the city said.
The office is located in the city's main administration building at 2180 Milvia Street. The phone number is 510-981-6911.
More information what to bring to apply for a passport can be found on the city's Passport Office web page, and travel information can be found on the U.S. Department of State website.
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