Tehachapi City Hall processes passports applications by appointment only Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am until 1:30 pm (excluding holidays). Applicants, including children, must appear in person, with a completed DS-11 application form, a passport photo, proof of U.S. citizenship and a government issued I.D.

Acceptable forms of proof of U.S. citizenship are certified copy of a birth certificate (California short abstracts are not acceptable) or a prior passport or a Naturalization Certificate.


The passport photo must be a color photo with a white or off-white background and be 2" x 2" in size. Candid photos and do-it-yourself booth photos and not acceptable.

All adults must present a government issued identificaiton card (e.g. driver's license, California Identification Card, Military ID Card); minors will use the parents' ID's.

Passport application forms are available at Tehachapi City Hall. For more information and to download online forms, visit the State Department website:

More information can also be found on our Passport Information Flyer (PDF)