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La Jolla, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla CA, 92093

In La Jolla, 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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla, 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 La Jolla, California and Expedited Passport service options for La Jolla.

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 La Jolla California

Showing the single passport office in La Jolla:

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093


Other passport offices near La Jolla California

La Jolla Post Office - San Diego - 1.1 Miles
Pacific Beach Station Post Office - San Diego - 2.1 Miles
University City Retail Post Off-San Diego - San Diego - 2.4 Miles
William Taft Station Post Office - San Diego - 2.8 Miles
Golden Triangle Postal Store - San Diego - 3 Miles
Sorrento Valley Station Post Office - San Diego - 4.6 Miles
Midway Post Office - San Diego - 6 Miles
Serra Mesa Station Post Office-San Diego - San Diego - 6.2 Miles
Mission Valley Post Office - San Diego - 6.9 Miles
Riverfront Carrier Annex - San Diego - 7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to La Jolla

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 - 7.9 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 94.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 326.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 389.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 549.7 Miles

La Jolla, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in La Jolla

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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla

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

La Jolla California, Del Mar California, Solana Beach California, Coronado California, Rancho Santa Fe California, National City California, Encinitas California, La Mesa California, Lemon Grove California, Poway California, Spring Valley California, Santee California, Chula Vista California, El Cajon California, Imperial Beach California, Lakeside California, San Marcos California, Escondido California, Carlsbad California, Vista California

Passport Expediting in La Jolla, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in La Jolla, 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 La Jolla.
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 La Jolla 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 La Jolla?

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 La Jolla, 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 La Jolla residents, there is a regional passport facility only 7.9 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 La Jolla as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in La Jolla?

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 La Jolla?

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 La Jolla.

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

CVS #9926 - La Jolla - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
7525 Eads Avenue
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 551-8698
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Jolla - (1 mi)
In Downtown La Jolla At Fay And Kline
7660-H Fay Ave
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 454-3131
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9268 - La Jolla - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
5495 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 456-4833
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Jolla - (1.4 mi)
Birdrock Area Of La Jolla Next To French Pastry Shop
5580 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 459-4077
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #401 - Morena - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
4605 Morena Blvd
San Diego CA 92117
(858) 270-6920
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Garnet Ave - (2.2 mi)
Between Charlies Bread & Kinko's - Across From The Broken Yolk
1804 Garnet Ave
San Diego CA 92109
(858) 273-6661
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9538 - San Diego - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
1792 Garnet Avenue
San Diego CA 92109
(858) 483-1489
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9937 - San Diego - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
4445 Mission Boulevard
San Diego CA 92109
(858) 273-0900
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Regents Rd - (2.4 mi)
Vons La Jolla Colony Plaza
7770 Regents Rd
San Diego CA 92122
(858) 453-7331
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9195 - La Jolla - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
8831 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 457-4480
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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