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Imperial Beach, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Imperial Beach Post Office
946 Donax Ave
Imperial Beach CA, 91932

In Imperial Beach, 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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach, 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 Imperial Beach, California and Expedited Passport service options for Imperial Beach.

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 Imperial Beach California

Showing the single passport office in Imperial Beach:

Imperial Beach Post Office

946 Donax Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932


Other passport offices near Imperial Beach California

Otay Mesa Carrier Annex Post Office - San Diego - 2.4 Miles
Rancho Del Rey Station Post Office - Chula Vista - 3.3 Miles
San Ysidro Post Office - San Ysidro - 3.4 Miles
Otay Mesa Postal Store - San Diego - 4.3 Miles
Chula Vista Public Library - Chula Vista - 4.4 Miles
National City Post Office - National City - 5.9 Miles
Coronado Post Office - Coronado - 7.3 Miles
Encanto Station Post Office - San Diego - 8.4 Miles
San Diego Downtown Station Post Office - San Diego - 8.7 Miles
San Diego Co. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors - San Diego - 9.5 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Imperial Beach

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 Diego Passport Agency - 9.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 111.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 318.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 405.8 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 541.8 Miles

Imperial Beach, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Imperial Beach

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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach

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

Imperial Beach California, Chula Vista California, La Joya Baja California, Roberto Yahuaca Baja California, Familia Gordillo Baja California, El Pirul Baja California, Antorcha Campesina Baja California, Terrazas del Sol Baja California, Antorcha II Baja California, Familia Cruz García Baja California, National City California, Punta Banderas Baja California, Carrizalejo Baja California, Cantarranas Baja California, El Edén Baja California, Familia Chipress Baja California, El Monte Baja California, Rancho Bajamosal Baja California, Los Gavilanes Baja California, Alcanzando la Visión Baja California

Passport Expediting in Imperial Beach, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Imperial Beach. 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 Imperial Beach, California

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in Imperial Beach, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the San Diego Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Imperial Beach.
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 Imperial Beach 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 Imperial Beach?

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 Imperial Beach, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for Imperial Beach residents, there is a regional passport facility only 9.5 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the San Diego Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near Imperial Beach as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Imperial Beach?

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 Imperial Beach?

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 Imperial Beach.

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

CVS #9120 - Imperial Beach - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
800 Palm Avenue
Imperial Beach CA 91932
(619) 424-8989
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9115 - Imperial Beach - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
645 Saturn Boulevard
Imperial Beach CA 92154
(619) 429-8932
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart San Diego Store - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
575 Saturn Blvd
San Diego CA 92154
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Chula Vista - (2.5 mi)
Located Inside The Palomar Trolley Center
642 Palomar St
Chula Vista CA 91911
(619) 425-8520
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #781 - Chula Vista - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1130 Broadway
Chula Vista CA 91911
(619) 205-1501
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Chula Vista Store - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1150 Broadway
Chula Vista CA 91911
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9524 - San Diego - (3 mi)
Photo Center
3350 Palm Avenue, Palm Avenue And Beyer Way
San Diego CA 92154
(619) 424-7030
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9196 - Chula Vista - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
1376 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista CA 91911
(619) 691-0662
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2623 - Chula Vista - (3.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Third & Naples
1111 3Rd Ave
Chula Vista CA 91911
(619) 691-1308
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6255 - Chula Vista - (3.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Broadway & I
621 I St
Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 407-4057
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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