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Costa Mesa, California Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Costa Mesa / Applying for a passport from Costa Mesa

Residents of Costa Mesa in Orange County, California have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Costa Mesa 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 3 passport offices here in Costa Mesa, there are (796) 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 Costa Mesa, California and Expedited Passport service options for Costa Mesa.

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 Costa Mesa, CA

Mesa Center Station Post Office
2230 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa CA, 92627

Costa Mesa Library
1855 Park Ave
Costa Mesa CA, 92627

Costa Mesa Post Office
1590 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa CA, 92626

There are 3 passport offices in Costa Mesa.

Mesa Center Station Post Office
2230 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Costa Mesa Library
1855 Park Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Costa Mesa Post Office
1590 Adams Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Regional Passport Offices Close to Costa Mesa

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.

Los Angeles Passport Agency - 35.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 68.3 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 329.3 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 366.4 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 587.5 Miles

Other passport offices near Costa Mesa California:

Santa Ana P&D Center Post Office - Santa Ana - 1 Miles
Fountain Valley Post Office - Fountain Valley - 2.4 Miles
UC Irvine - Passport Application Acceptance - Irvine - 2.8 Miles
Newport Beach Main Post Office - Newport Beach - 3.2 Miles
Harvest Station-Irvine Post Office - Irvine - 3.8 Miles
Newport Beach City Clerk's Office - Newport Beach - 3.9 Miles
Santa Ana Public Library - Santa Ana - 4.5 Miles
Huntington Beach City Clerk's Office - Huntington Beach - 4.6 Miles
Beach Center Station Post Office - Huntington Beach - 4.7 Miles
Spurgeon Station Post Office - Santa Ana - 4.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Costa Mesa

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

Costa Mesa California, Fountain Valley California, Newport Beach California, Irvine California, Huntington Beach California, Tustin California, Garden Grove California, Westminster California, Orange California, Stanton California, Anaheim California, Villa Park California, Laguna Woods California, Laguna Beach California, Cypress California, Seal Beach California, Los Alamitos California, Lake Forest California, Aliso Viejo California, Fullerton California

How to Get a Passport in Costa Mesa, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Costa Mesa

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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Costa Mesa?

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 3 passport offices in Costa Mesa.

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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa?

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 Costa Mesa, 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 Costa Mesa 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 Costa Mesa.

How much does a passport cost in Costa Mesa?

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 Costa Mesa?

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 Costa Mesa.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9484 - Costa Mesa - (0.2 mi)
Photo Center
1150 Baker Street
Costa Mesa CA 92626
(714) 662-7517
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Costa Mesa - (0.6 mi)
Located At The Corner Of Harbor And Baker, Behind Conroy's Flowers
2973 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa CA 92626
(714) 557-2702
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8830 - Costa Mesa - (0.7 mi)
Photo Center
2701 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa CA 92626
(714) 438-1110
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Ana - (1.6 mi)
Between Sunflower & Macarthur, Behind Pat & Oscars
3843 S Bristol St
Santa Ana CA 92704
(714) 435-1322
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8883 - Santa Ana - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
3911 South Bristol Street
Santa Ana CA 92704
(714) 556-7183
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #411 - Fountain Valley - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
17900 Newhope St
Fountain Valley CA 92708
(714) 338-2183
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Fountain Valley - (1.9 mi)
Between Newhope Street & Talbert Street At Costco Plaza
17870 Newhope St
Fountain Valley CA 92708
(714) 429-0799
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9483 - Huntington Beach - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
10011 Adams Avenue
Huntington Beach CA 92646
(714) 963-8391
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9089 - Huntington Beach - (2.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Brookhurst & Garfield
19001 Brookhurst St
Huntington Beach CA 92646
(714) 593-1352
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Costa Mesa Courtyards - (2.3 mi)
Across From Bevmo - Near The Corner Of 19th And Harbor
1835 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa CA 92627
(949) 722-0115
Price: Cost varies by location