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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California Passport Office Information

Residents of Carmel-by-the-Sea in Monterey County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Carmel-by-the-Sea 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 1 passport office here in Carmel-by-the-Sea, 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and Expedited Passport service options for Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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 Office in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

Carmel Post Office
3845 Via Nona Marie
Carmel-by-the-Sea CA, 93923

There is only a single passport office in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Carmel Post Office
3845 Via Nona Marie
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

Regional Passport Offices Close to Carmel-by-the-Sea

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 - 81 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 222.3 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 324 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 602.4 Miles
Seattle Passport Agency - 666.1 Miles

Other passport offices near Carmel-by-the-Sea California:

Monterey Post Office - Monterey - 5.8 Miles
Seaside Post Office - Seaside - 6.2 Miles
Pacific Grove Post Office - Pacific Grove - 7.7 Miles
Marina Post Office - Marina - 11.1 Miles
Steinbeck Station Post Office - Salinas - 13.8 Miles
Castroville Post Office - Castroville - 16.3 Miles
Watsonville - Watsonville - 24.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Carmel-by-the-Sea

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

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

How to Get a Passport in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Carmel-by-the-Sea

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Carmel-by-the-Sea. 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

What is the application process of getting a passport in Carmel-by-the-Sea?

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea?

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea, 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 81 miles from Carmel-by-the-Sea, 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 Carmel-by-the-Sea?

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea?

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 Carmel-by-the-Sea.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Carmel - (2.4 mi)
Midvalley Center Approx 6 Miles From Highway 1 Carmel Valley
316 Mid Valley Ctr
Carmel CA 93923
(831) 625-5574
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9612 - Carmel - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
6 The Crossroads
Carmel CA 93923
(831) 624-0148
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Carmel - Crossroads Shopping Center - (3.2 mi)
Crossroads Shopping Ctr @ Hwy 1 & Rio Rd (Near Safeway & CVS)
225 Crossroads Blvd
Carmel CA 93923
(831) 625-2800
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Monterey - Del Monte Shopping Center - (5.1 mi)
Del Monte Shopping Center (Next to Islands Burgers and Men's Warehouse)
395 Del Monte Center
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 655-0266
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9802 - Monterey - (5.4 mi)
Photo Center
2170 Fremont Street
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 375-5135
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2867 - Seaside - (5.6 mi)
Fremont & Canyon Del Rey
1055 Fremont Blvd
Seaside CA 93955
(831) 393-9231
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Seaside - Laguna Plaza - (5.7 mi)
Laguna Plaza Next To Carl's Jr. & Outdoor World
1130 Fremont Blvd
Seaside CA 93955
(831) 394-8233
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7081 - Monterey - (5.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Alvarado & Franklin
416 Alvarado St
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 644-9057
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Downtown Monterey - (5.9 mi)
Downtown Monterey 2 Blocks From Alvarado At Washington And Pearl
484 Washington St
Monterey CA 93940
(831) 646-5445
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #131 - Sand City - (6.7 mi)
Photo Center
801 Tioga Ave
Sand City CA 93955
(831) 899-1255
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99