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Castroville, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Castroville Post Office
10799 Merritt St
Castroville CA, 95012

In Castroville, 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 Castroville 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 Castroville, 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 Castroville, California and Expedited Passport service options for Castroville.

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 Castroville California

Showing the single passport office in Castroville:

Castroville Post Office

10799 Merritt St
Castroville, CA 95012


Other passport offices near Castroville California

Marina Post Office - Marina - 6 Miles
Watsonville - Watsonville - 7.6 Miles
Steinbeck Station Post Office - Salinas - 8 Miles
Seaside Post Office - Seaside - 11.1 Miles
Pacific Grove Post Office - Pacific Grove - 12.4 Miles
Monterey Post Office - Monterey - 13 Miles
Aptos Main Post Office - Aptos - 13.7 Miles
Capitola Post Office - Capitola - 15.4 Miles
Carmel Post Office - Carmel-by-the-Sea - 16.2 Miles
Gilroy Main Post Office - Gilroy - 16.3 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Castroville

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.

San Francisco Passport Agency - 67.6 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 229.9 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 332.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 604.4 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 649.7 Miles

Castroville, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Castroville

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 Castroville 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 Castroville 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 Castroville

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

Castroville California, Marina California, Watsonville California, Sand City California, San Juan Bautista California, Seaside California, Del Rey Oaks California, Pacific Grove California, Monterey California, Rio Del Mar California, Aptos California, Capitola California, Carmel-by-the-Sea California, Pebble Beach California, Gilroy California, San Martin California, Scotts Valley California, Felton California, Gonzales California, Los Gatos California

Passport Expediting in Castroville, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Castroville. 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).

Need it Fast? Expedite Now or Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Castroville, California

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Castroville simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Castroville 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 Castroville?

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 Castroville.
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 Castroville 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 Castroville?

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 Castroville, 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 San Francisco Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 67.6 miles from Castroville, 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 Castroville?

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 Castroville?

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 Castroville.

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

UPS Store - Prunedale - (4.4 mi)
Photo Center
17539 Vierra Canyon Rd
Prunedale CA 93907
(831) 789-9400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3051 - Salinas - (4.5 mi)
Photo Center
17579 Vierra Canyon Road
Salinas CA 93907
(831) 663-3861
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Marina Supercenter - (5.7 mi)
Photo Center
150 Beach Rd
Marina CA 93933
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4997 - Marina - (6 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Vista & Reservation
226 Reservation Rd
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-4700
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Marina - (6 mi)
Seacrest Shopping Center
266 Reservation Rd
Marina CA 93933
(831) 384-9516
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Salinas Supercenter - (6.2 mi)
Photo Center
1375 N Davis Rd.
Salinas CA 93907
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #472 - Salinas - (6.3 mi)
Photo Center
1339 N Davis Rd
Salinas CA 93907
(831) 424-4242
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Salinas Supercenter - (6.4 mi)
Photo Center
1800 N Main
Salinas CA 93906
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Salinas - (6.4 mi)
Harden Ranch Plaza
1628 N Main St
Salinas CA 93906
(831) 443-5800
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2606 - Salinas - (6.5 mi)
North Main & Harden Parkway
1532 N Main St
Salinas CA 93906
(831) 443-8717
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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