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Passport Guide for Carson
Residents of Carson in Los Angeles County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Carson 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 Carson, 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 Carson, California and Expedited Passport service options for Carson.
How to Get a Passport in Carson, California
Getting a passport in Carson 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 Carson 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 Carson will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Carson, there is one less than 100 miles from Carson.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.
- How to get a New Passport Guide
- How to get a Child Passport guide
- How to Replace a Lost (or Damaged) Passport
- Passport Renewal Guide
- Passport Name Change Guide
- How to Get a Second Passport
Passport Renewal in Carson
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 Carson 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 Carson 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 Office in Carson, CA
Carson Branch Post Office
21350 Avalon Blvd
Carson CA, 90745
Looking for a passport office in Carson? There are hundreds of such offices in California. These 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.
There is only a single passport office in Carson.
21350 Avalon Blvd
Carson, CA 90745
Other passport offices near Carson California:Wilmington Main Post Office - Wilmington - 2.4 Miles
Harbor City Post Office - Harbor City - 2.5 Miles
Lomita Post Office - Lomita - 3.1 Miles
Torrance Main Post Office - Torrance - 3.1 Miles
Torrance City Clerk's Office - Torrance - 3.8 Miles
Compton Main Post Office - Compton - 4.8 Miles
Long Beach City Clerk's Office - Long Beach - 4.9 Miles
Long Beach Downtown Station Post Office - Long Beach - 5 Miles
San Pedro Post Office - San Pedro - 5.2 Miles
Palos Verdes Peninsula Post Office - Palos Verdes Peninsula - 5.9 Miles
Passport Service for Cities Near Carson
Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Carson for their passport application sealing needs.
Carson California, Wilmington California, Lomita California, Torrance California, Gardena California, Compton California, Long Beach California, San Pedro California, Willowbrook California, East Rancho Dominguez California, Lawndale California, Redondo Beach California, South Los Angeles California, Paramount California, Lakewood California, Lynwood California, Hermosa Beach California, Hawthorne California, Rancho Palos Verdes California, Manhattan Beach California
Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Carson, California
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 Carson.
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 Carson to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide
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 Carson, 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not too far from Carson 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Carson.
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.
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 Carson.
It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Carson - Carson Street - (0.5 mi)
One block west of Avalon and Carson Street
552 E Carson St
Carson CA 90745
Price: Cost varies by locationCVS #8839 - Carson - (0.8 mi)
150 West Carson Street
Carson CA 90745
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99CVS #5012 - Carson - (1 mi)
23806 Main Street
Carson CA 90745
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99CVS #10022 - Torrance - (1.6 mi)
1303 W. Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance CA 90501
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99CVS #8840 - Wilmington - (1.9 mi)
311c West Pacific Coast Highway
Wilmington CA 90744
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99Walgreens #7481 - Torrance - (2.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Western & Sepulveda
22930 S Western Ave
Torrance CA 90501
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99Walgreens #5591 - Harbor City - (2.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Western & Lomita
24930 Western Ave
Harbor City CA 90710
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99UPS Store - Carson - (2.9 mi)
1/4 Mile West Of Intersection Of Albertoni & Avalon
335 E Albertoni St
Carson CA 90746
Price: Cost varies by locationUPS Store - Torrance - (3 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Sepulveda And Crenshaw
2390 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance CA 90501
Price: Cost varies by locationCVS #9543 - Lomita - (3.1 mi)
2001 Pacific Coast Highway
Lomita CA 90717
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99