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Salinas, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Steinbeck Station Post Office
100 W Alisal St
Salinas CA, 93901

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

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 Salinas California

Showing the single passport office in Salinas:

Steinbeck Station Post Office

100 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901


Other passport offices near Salinas California

Marina Post Office - Marina - 7.1 Miles
Castroville Post Office - Castroville - 8.1 Miles
Seaside Post Office - Seaside - 9.9 Miles
Monterey Post Office - Monterey - 12.5 Miles
Pacific Grove Post Office - Pacific Grove - 13.3 Miles
Carmel Post Office - Carmel-by-the-Sea - 14.4 Miles
Watsonville - Watsonville - 15.6 Miles
Hollister Post Office - Hollister - 16.8 Miles
Gilroy Main Post Office - Gilroy - 21.1 Miles
Aptos Main Post Office - Aptos - 22.5 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Salinas

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 - 76.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 221.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 323.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 596.9 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 657 Miles

Salinas, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Salinas

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 Salinas 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 Salinas 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 Salinas

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

Marina California, Castroville California, Del Rey Oaks California, Sand City California, Seaside California, San Juan Bautista California, Monterey California, Pacific Grove California, Gonzales California, Carmel-by-the-Sea California, Pebble Beach California, Watsonville California, Gilroy California, Soledad California, Rio Del Mar California, Aptos California, Capitola California, Big Sur California, San Martin California, Greenfield California

Passport Expediting in Salinas, California

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

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

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 Salinas.
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 Salinas 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 Salinas?

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 Salinas, 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 76.3 miles from Salinas, 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 Salinas?

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 Salinas?

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 Salinas.

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

CVS #9506 - Salinas - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
1140 South Main Street
Salinas CA 93901
(831) 422-8511
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Nob Hill Foods - (0.7 mi)
Inside The Nob Hill Grocery Store
1320 S Main St
Salinas CA 93901
(831) 272-6829
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9349 - Salinas - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
347 East Alisal Street
Salinas CA 93901
(831) 424-0026
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #3446 - Salinas - (1.7 mi)
Sanborn & Madeira
575 N Sanborn Rd
Salinas CA 93905
(831) 751-9319
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9186 - Salinas - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
110 East Laurel Drive
Salinas CA 93906
(831) 754-1551
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Salinas - (2.6 mi)
Next To Safeway
1522 Constitution Blvd
Salinas CA 93906
(831) 449-4999
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #472 - Salinas - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
1339 N Davis Rd
Salinas CA 93907
(831) 424-4242
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Salinas Supercenter - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
1375 N Davis Rd.
Salinas CA 93907
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #2606 - Salinas - (3 mi)
North Main & Harden Parkway
1532 N Main St
Salinas CA 93906
(831) 443-8717
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Salinas - (3.1 mi)
Harden Ranch Plaza
1628 N Main St
Salinas CA 93906
(831) 443-5800
Price: Cost varies by location

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