Need it Fast?Get a passport in as quick as 24 hours

Descanso, California Passport Office Information

Residents of Descanso in San Diego County, California have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Descanso 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 Descanso, 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 Descanso, California and Expedited Passport service options for Descanso.

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 Descanso, CA

Descanso Post Office
24680 Viejas Grade Rd
Descanso CA, 91916

There is only a single passport office in Descanso.

Descanso Post Office
24680 Viejas Grade Rd
Descanso, CA 91916

Regional Passport Offices Close to Descanso

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 - 29.1 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 113.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 295.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 406.1 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 518.6 Miles

Other passport offices near Descanso California:

Pine Valley Post Office - Pine Valley - 7.5 Miles
Alpine Post Office - Alpine - 8.3 Miles
Julian Post Office - Julian - 10 Miles
Ramona Post Office - Ramona - 14.4 Miles
Lakeside Post Office - Lakeside - 15 Miles
Jamul Post Office - Jamul - 17 Miles
El Cajon Main Post Office - El Cajon - 18.3 Miles
Santee Post Office - Santee - 18.6 Miles
Tecate Post Office - Tecate - 20 Miles
Campo Post Office - Campo - 20 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Descanso

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

Alpine California, Julian California, Mt Laguna California, Ramona California, Lakeside California, Santee California, El Cajon California, Campo California, Libertad Baja California, Los Fuertes Baja California, El Paraíso Baja California, La Herradura Baja California, La Purísima Baja California, Unanua [Establo] Baja California, Poway California, Los Compadres Baja California, Torres y Vázquez Baja California, R. Doctor Custodio Baja California, Tecate Baja California, Rancho Monreal Baja California

How to Get a Passport in Descanso, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Descanso

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 Descanso 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 Descanso 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 Descanso, California

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

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

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 Descanso.

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 Descanso 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 Descanso?

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 Descanso, 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 Descanso 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 Descanso.

How much does a passport cost in Descanso?

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 Descanso?

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 Descanso.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #3025 - Alpine - (8.5 mi)
Photo Center
1385 Tavern Road
Alpine CA 91901
(619) 445-6903
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Ramona - (14.4 mi)
Stater Bros. Shopping Center
1672 Main St
Ramona CA 92065
(760) 789-1141
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9194 - Ramona - (14.5 mi)
Photo Center
1810 Main Street
Ramona CA 92065
(760) 789-9062
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart El Cajon Supercenter - (14.6 mi)
Photo Center
13487 Camino Canada
El Cajon CA 92021
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Wal-Mart/Vons Shopping Center - (14.7 mi)
Wal-Mart/Smart & Final Shopping Center off I-8 And Los Coches Rd
13465 Camino Canada
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 390-1155
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11990 - Lakeside - (15.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Winter Gardens Blvd & Woodside Ave
9728 Winter Gardens Blvd
Lakeside CA 92040
(619) 938-0069
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lakeside - (15.6 mi)
Next To Subway in the Albertsons Shopping Center off Wintercrest Dr
9562 Winter Gardens Blvd
Lakeside CA 92040
(619) 443-0563
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9114 - El Cajon - (16.6 mi)
Photo Center
1299 Broadway
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 441-8040
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - El Cajon -Washington Plaza - (16.7 mi)
Located in Washington Plaza next to the Harvest Ranch Market between Granite Hills and Washington
771 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon CA 92019
(619) 440-7941
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5844 - El Cajon - (16.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of 2Nd & Main
215 N 2Nd St
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 401-0761
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99