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Santee, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Santee Post Office
9518 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee CA, 92071

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

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 Santee California

Showing the single passport office in Santee:

Santee Post Office

9518 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee, CA 92071


Other passport offices near Santee California

Navajo Station Post Office - San Diego - 3 Miles
El Cajon Main Post Office - El Cajon - 4.1 Miles
Lakeside Post Office - Lakeside - 4.4 Miles
Tierrasanta Postal Store - San Diego - 4.6 Miles
Andrew Jackson Station Post Office - San Diego - 5.8 Miles
San Diego-Grantville Station Post Office - San Diego - 5.9 Miles
Scripps Ranch Annex Post Office - San Diego - 6 Miles
Lemon Grove Post Office - Lemon Grove - 6.6 Miles
Poway Post Office - Poway - 6.6 Miles
Serra Mesa Station Post Office-San Diego - San Diego - 7.3 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Santee

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 - 10.9 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 102.1 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 314.3 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 396.4 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 537.2 Miles

Santee, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Santee

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 Santee 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 Santee 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 Santee

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

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

Passport Expediting in Santee, California

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

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

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

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 Santee, 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 Santee residents, there is a regional passport facility only 10.9 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 Santee as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Santee?

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 Santee?

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 Santee.

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

Walgreens #9817 - Santee - (1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Carlton Hills & Mission Gorge
9305 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee CA 92071
(619) 258-8011
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Santee Store - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
170 Town Center Parkway
Santee CA 92071
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #403 - Santee - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
101 Town Center Pkwy
Santee CA 92071
(619) 562-3227
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Santee - (1.3 mi)
Next To Von's In Santee Village Shopping Center
9625 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee CA 92071
(619) 562-0888
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9145 - Santee - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
9730 Mission Gorge Road
Santee CA 92071
(619) 448-5110
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Carlos Village - (2.8 mi)
Next to Starbucks and 24 Hour Fitness
8898 Navajo Rd
San Diego CA 92119
(619) 741-0912
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7176 - San Diego - (2.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Lake Murray & Navajo
8766 Navajo Rd
San Diego CA 92119
(619) 667-8764
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9173 - El Cajon - (3 mi)
Photo Center
2760 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon CA 92020
(619) 461-4411
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9818 - El Cajon - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
572 Fletcher Parkway
El Cajon CA 92020
(619) 440-3701
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9137 - San Diego - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
7393 Jackson Drive, Jackson Drive And Navajo Road
San Diego CA 92119
(619) 465-6800
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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