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Carpinteria, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Carpinteria, CA: Passport Offices & Application Process

Carpinteria Post Office
5425 Carpinteria Ave
Carpinteria CA, 93013

In Carpinteria, California there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Carpinteria passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 1 passport office in Carpinteria, there are (800) other passport offices in California from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Carpinteria, California and Expedited Passport service options for Carpinteria.

Local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can witness your signature and "officially" seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

Passport Offices in Carpinteria California

Showing the single passport office in Carpinteria:

Carpinteria Post Office

5425 Carpinteria Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013


Other passport offices near Carpinteria California

Milpas Post Office - Santa Barbara - 8 Miles
Santa Barbara Post Office - Santa Barbara - 9 Miles
San Roque Station Post Office - Santa Barbara - 11 Miles
Ojai Post Office - Ojai - 13.6 Miles
Ventura Post Office - Ventura - 13.8 Miles
Goleta Station Post Office - Santa Barbara - 14.5 Miles
Dept of Recreation, Univ of CA at Sta Barb - Santa Barbara - 16.8 Miles
Oxnard Main Post Office - Oxnard - 20.3 Miles
Oxnard Public Library - Oxnard - 21 Miles
Port Hueneme Post Office - Port Hueneme - 22.3 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Carpinteria

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Los Angeles Passport Agency - 57.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 155.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 245.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 454.3 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 673.4 Miles

Carpinteria, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Carpinteria is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Carpinteria or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Carpinteria will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Carpinteria, there is one less than 100 miles from Carpinteria.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Carpinteria

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Carpinteria or any other city in California or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Carpinteria are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Carpinteria

Residents of the following cities that are close to Carpinteria can consider using the passport office services in Carpinteria for their passport application sealing needs.

Carpinteria California, Montecito California, Ojai California, Goleta California, Isla Vista California, El Rio California, Oxnard California, Port Hueneme California, Santa Paula California, Camarillo California, Fillmore California, Santa Ynez California, Moorpark California, Solvang California, Buellton California, Piru California, Thousand Oaks California, Simi Valley California, Westlake Village California, Maricopa California

Passport Expediting in Carpinteria, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Carpinteria. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Carpinteria, California

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Carpinteria simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Carpinteria contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

What is the application process of getting a passport in Carpinteria?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Carpinteria.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Carpinteria to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.

For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Carpinteria?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Carpinteria, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 57.1 miles from Carpinteria, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Carpinteria?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Carpinteria?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Carpinteria.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

CVS #9235 - Carpinteria - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
1036 Casitas Pass Road
Carpinteria CA 93013
(805) 684-0260
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Carpinteria - (1.1 mi)
Casitas Plaza - Albertsons Shopping Center
1072 Casitas Pass Rd
Carpinteria CA 93013
(805) 566-9921
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Santa Barbara - (5.9 mi)
Photo Center
525 San Ysidro Rd
Santa Barbara CA 93108
(805) 845-0392
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9333 - Santa Barbara - (6.1 mi)
Photo Center
1282 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara CA 93108
(805) 565-0897
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Montecito - (6.3 mi)
Middle Rd And Coast Village - Near Giovanni's Pizza
1187 Coast Village Rd
Montecito CA 93108
(805) 969-5888
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #10913 - Santa Barbara - (8.3 mi)
Photo Center
336 N Milpas St
Santa Barbara CA 93103
(805) 560-0092
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9392 - Santa Barbara - (9.2 mi)
Photo Center
1109 State Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 564-3267
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Barbara - (9.3 mi)
Between State And Chapala Street On Anapamu
27 West Anapamu St
Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 962-0998
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9860 - Santa Barbara - (9.3 mi)
Photo Center
222 West Carrillo Street, Nwc Carrillo Street And Bath Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
(805) 965-9632
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9567 - Santa Barbara - (10.1 mi)
Photo Center
1835 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara CA 93109
(805) 962-8709
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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