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Carlsbad, California Passport Office Information


Residents of Carlsbad in San Diego County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Carlsbad can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 2 passport offices here in Carlsbad, there are (798) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Carlsbad, California and Expedited Passport service options for Carlsbad.

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 ofices don't issue passports but 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 Carlsbad, CA

Carlsbad Post Office
2772 Roosevelt St
Carlsbad CA, 92008

Carlsbad City Clerk's Office
1635 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad CA, 92008

There are 2 passport offices in Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Post Office
2772 Roosevelt St
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad City Clerk's Office
1635 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Regional Passport Offices Close to Carlsbad

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 - 27.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 77.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 332.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 371.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 555.2 Miles



Other passport offices near Carlsbad California:

Oceanside Brooks St Sta Post Office - Oceanside - 2.9 Miles
Oceanside Main Post Office - Oceanside - 3.7 Miles
Vista Carrier Annex Post Office - Vista - 6.6 Miles
Encinitas Main Post Office - Encinitas - 7 Miles
San Marcos Post Office - San Marcos - 8.7 Miles
Bonsall Post Office - Bonsall - 9.6 Miles
Solana Beach Post Office - Solana Beach - 10.6 Miles
Rancho Santa Fe Post Office - Rancho Santa Fe - 10.8 Miles
Escondido Main Post Office - Escondido - 11.9 Miles
Camp Pendleton Area 22 Post Office - Camp Pendleton - 12.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Carlsbad

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Carlsbad for their passport application sealing needs.

Carlsbad California, Oceanside California, Vista California, Encinitas California, San Marcos California, Solana Beach California, Rancho Santa Fe California, Del Mar California, Escondido California, Fallbrook California, La Jolla California, Poway California, San Clemente California, Temecula California, Murrieta California, Ramona California, Dana Point California, San Juan Capistrano California, Santee California, Wildomar California


How to Get a Passport in Carlsbad, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.

Passport Expediting in Carlsbad, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Carlsbad. 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).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting


Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Carlsbad, California

What is the application process of getting a passport in Carlsbad?

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 are 2 passport offices in Carlsbad.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad?

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 Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad.

How much does a passport cost in Carlsbad?

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, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 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 Carlsbad?

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 Carlsbad.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Village Faire - (0.7 mi)
Between Sun Diego, Gregorios And Coyote Bar & Grille On The Carlsbad Village Side
300 Carlsbad Village Dr
Carlsbad CA 92008
(760) 434-9933
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Carlsbad - (1.2 mi)
In Shopping Center With Smart & Final And Boston Market
2604-B El Camino Real
Carlsbad CA 92008
(760) 729-4961
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9479 - Carlsbad - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
2510 El Camino Real
Carlsbad CA 92008
(760) 729-8941
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Oceanside Supercenter - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
2100 Vista Way
Oceanside CA 92054
760-966-0350
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Oceanside Supercenter - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
3405 Marron Rd
Oceanside CA 92056
760-730-9842
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Oceanside - (2.2 mi)
I-5 Exit Oceanside Blvd-Town & Country Plaza Between Smart & Final And Usa Discounters
1759 Oceanside Blvd
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 722-2442
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8866 - Oceanside - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
1706 Oceanside Boulevard
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 721-2433
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Oceanside - (2.4 mi)
Notary Public Always Available
3460 Marron Rd
Oceanside CA 92056
(760) 720-7800
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #462 - Carlsbad - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
951 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad CA 92011
(760) 929-0963
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Oceanside - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
918 Mission Ave
Oceanside CA 92054
(760) 757-2399
Price: Cost varies by location