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Palm Desert, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Northside Station Post Office
74801 Hovley Ln E
Palm Desert CA, 92260

In Palm Desert, 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert, 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 Palm Desert, California and Expedited Passport service options for Palm Desert.

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 Palm Desert California

Showing the single passport office in Palm Desert:

Northside Station Post Office

74801 Hovley Ln E
Palm Desert, CA 92260


Other passport offices near Palm Desert California

Rancho Mirage Post Office - Rancho Mirage - 4 Miles
La Quinta Post Office - La Quinta - 6.2 Miles
Cathedral City Post Office - Cathedral City - 8.3 Miles
Thousand Palms Post Office - Thousand Palms - 8.5 Miles
Indio Post Office - Indio - 9.6 Miles
Coachella Post Office - Coachella - 11.3 Miles
Palm Springs Main Post Office - Palm Springs - 11.5 Miles
Thermal Post Office - Thermal - 13.1 Miles
Anza Post Office - Anza - 15.2 Miles
North Palm Springs Post Office - Desert Hot Springs - 15.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Palm Desert

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 - 68.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 104.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 293.3 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 382 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 513.2 Miles

Palm Desert, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Palm Desert

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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert

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

Palm Desert California, Rancho Mirage California, Indian Wells California, La Quinta California, Bermuda Dunes California, Cathedral City California, Indio California, Coachella California, Palm Springs California, Thermal California, Idyllwild California, Idyllwild-Pine Cove California, Mecca California, Desert Hot Springs California, Borrego Springs California, Yucca Valley California, Joshua Tree California, Banning California, San Jacinto California, Hemet California

Passport Expediting in Palm Desert, California

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

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

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 Palm Desert.
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 Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert?

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 Palm Desert, 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 Diego Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 68.5 miles from Palm Desert, 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 Palm Desert?

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 Palm Desert?

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 Palm Desert.

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

Walgreens #4756 - Palm Desert - (2.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Hwy 111 & Monterey
44840 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert CA 92260
(760) 674-0716
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Palm Desert - (3 mi)
Corner Of Town Center Way And Hwy 111 - Whole Foods Shopping Center
44489 Town Center WY
Palm Desert CA 92260
(760) 341-3111
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9779 - Indian Wells - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
74955 Us Highway 111
Indian Wells CA 92210
(760) 346-4464
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9153 - Rancho Mirage - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
42520 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage CA 92270
(760) 568-5651
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7765 - La Quinta - (5.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Washington & Ave 48
47900 Washington St
La Quinta CA 92253
(760) 771-1526
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9646 - Palm Desert - (6.3 mi)
Photo Center
42155 Washington Street
Palm Desert CA 92211
(760) 345-3259
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4757 - Bermuda Dunes - (6.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Washington & 42Nd
42010 Washington St
Bermuda Dunes CA 92203
(760) 772-9122
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart La Quinta Supercenter - (6.4 mi)
Photo Center
79295 Us Hwy 111
La Quinta CA 92253
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - La Quinta - (6.5 mi)
Between La Quinta Dr & Dune Palms Rd In Walmart Shopping Center
79-405 US Hwy 111
La Quinta CA 92253
(760) 771-6311
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #638 - La Quinta - (6.7 mi)
Photo Center
79795 Highway 111
La Quinta CA 92253
(760) 775-0363
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99

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