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Vista, California Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Vista Carrier Annex Post Office
1525 E Vista Way
Vista CA, 92084

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

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 Vista California

Showing the single passport office in Vista:

Vista Carrier Annex Post Office

1525 E Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084


Other passport offices near Vista California

Bonsall Post Office - Bonsall - 4.2 Miles
Oceanside Main Post Office - Oceanside - 4.6 Miles
San Marcos Post Office - San Marcos - 5.2 Miles
Carlsbad City Clerk's Office - Carlsbad - 6.7 Miles
Escondido Main Post Office - Escondido - 7.8 Miles
Carlsbad Post Office - Carlsbad - 8.1 Miles
Oceanside Brooks St Sta Post Office - Oceanside - 8.3 Miles
Escondido Postal Store - Escondido - 8.4 Miles
City of Escondido-Utility Billing Division - Escondido - 8.6 Miles
Valley Center Post Office - Valley Center - 9.1 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Vista

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 - 29.9 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 79.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 326.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 373 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 549.1 Miles

Vista, California Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Vista

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 Vista 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 Vista 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 Vista

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

Vista California, San Marcos California, Carlsbad California, Escondido California, Oceanside California, Fallbrook California, Encinitas California, Rancho Santa Fe California, Solana Beach California, Del Mar California, Temecula California, Poway California, Murrieta California, Ramona California, Wildomar California, La Jolla California, San Clemente California, Santee California, Lakeside California, Lake Elsinore California

Passport Expediting in Vista, California

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

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

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 Vista.
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 Vista 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 Vista?

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 Vista, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the San Diego Passport Agency, it's not too far from Vista and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the San Diego Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Vista.

How much does a passport cost in Vista?

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 Vista?

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 Vista.

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

UPS Store - Vista - (1 mi)
Photo Center
1255 E Vista Way
Vista CA 92084
(760) 842-1300
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8857 - Vista - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
1441 North Santa Fe Avenue
Vista CA 92084
(760) 414-1681
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5456 - Vista - (2 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Santa Fe & Bobier
1510 N Santa Fe Ave
Vista CA 92083
(760) 724-3763
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9574 - Vista - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
883 South Santa Fe Avenue, Southsanta Fe Avenue And Civic Center Drive
Vista CA 92083
(760) 630-2134
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Vista Supercenter - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
1800 University Dr
Vista CA 92083
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9389 - Vista - (3.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Sycamore & University
310 Sycamore Ave
Vista CA 92083
(760) 630-5723
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7751 - Oceanside - (4 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Lake & Cannon
3507 Cannon Rd
Oceanside CA 92056
(760) 630-1327
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8836 - Vista - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
1631 South Melrose Drive, Melrose And Showdowridge
Vista CA 92081
(760) 727-4221
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Oceanside - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
4225 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside CA 92056
(760) 295-3705
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9549 - Oceanside - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
1980 College Boulevard, Oceanside And College Boulevards, Oceanside And College Boulevards
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 945-4676
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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