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Spring Valley, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

La Mesa/Spring Valley Post Office
10174 Austin Dr
Spring Valley CA, 91977

In Spring Valley, 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 Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley, 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 Spring Valley, California and Expedited Passport service options for Spring Valley.

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 Spring Valley California

Showing the single passport office in Spring Valley:

La Mesa/Spring Valley Post Office

10174 Austin Dr
Spring Valley, CA 91977

 

Other passport offices near Spring Valley California

Lemon Grove Post Office - Lemon Grove - 1.9 Miles
Andrew Jackson Station Post Office - San Diego - 4 Miles
Encanto Station Post Office - San Diego - 4.1 Miles
El Cajon Main Post Office - El Cajon - 4.4 Miles
Navajo Station Post Office - San Diego - 4.7 Miles
San Diego-Grantville Station Post Office - San Diego - 5.9 Miles
National City Post Office - National City - 6 Miles
Jamul Post Office - Jamul - 6.4 Miles
Chula Vista Public Library - Chula Vista - 6.6 Miles
Santee Post Office - Santee - 6.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Spring Valley

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 - 8.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 108.1 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 313.2 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 402.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 536.2 Miles



Spring Valley, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Spring Valley

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 Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley 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 Spring Valley

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

Spring Valley California, Lemon Grove California, La Mesa California, El Cajon California, National City California, Chula Vista California, Santee California, Lakeside California, Coronado California, Imperial Beach California, Las Moras Baja California, China Baja California, Rancho Hernández Baja California, El Rosal Baja California, La Herradura Baja California, Quiñones Baja California, Ontiveros Baja California, Las Palmas Baja California, Santa Martha Baja California, Papalote Azul Baja California

Passport Expediting in Spring Valley, California

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

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

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

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 Spring Valley, 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 Spring Valley residents, there is a regional passport facility only 8.5 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 Spring Valley as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in Spring Valley?

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 Spring Valley?

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 Spring Valley.

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

UPS Store - Spring Valley - (1.2 mi)
In Spring Valley's Albertson's Shopping Center, Next Door To Unleashed The Pet Store
8810 Jamacha Blvd
Spring Valley CA 91977
(619) 697-0538
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #10919 - Spring Valley - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
9665 Campo Rd
Spring Valley CA 91977
(619) 466-4051
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Mesa - (2.3 mi)
94 And Avocado
3755 Avocado Blvd
La Mesa CA 91941
(619) 670-1002
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9162 - La Mesa - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
3749 Avocado Boulevard
La Mesa CA 91941
(619) 670-5335
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12915 - Lemon Grove - (2.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Massachusetts & Broadway
7195 Broadway
Lemon Grove CA 91945
(619) 433-0172
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9112 - Lemon Grove - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
7100 Broadway, Broadway And Massachusetts
Lemon Grove CA 91945
(619) 697-3415
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart San Diego Supercenter - (3 mi)
Photo Center
3412 College Ave
San Diego CA 92115
619-858-0076
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #469 - La Mesa - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
8125 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa CA 91942
(619) 667-8504
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - La Mesa - (3.2 mi)
Near Burlingon/El Torrito At El Cajon And Baltimore
7918 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa CA 91942
(619) 698-4400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9169 - La Mesa - (3.3 mi)
Photo Center
5500 Grossmont Center Drive Building P
La Mesa CA 91942
(619) 462-9592
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99



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