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Desert Center, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Desert Center

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

How to Get a Passport in Desert Center, California

Getting a passport in Desert Center 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 Desert Center 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 Desert Center will need to visit a passport office.
* Desert Center isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Desert Center

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 Desert Center 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 Desert Center 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 Desert Center, CA

Desert Center Post Office
44300 Ragsdale Rd
Desert Center CA, 92239

Looking for a passport office in Desert Center? 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 Desert Center.

Desert Center Post Office
44300 Ragsdale Rd
Desert Center, CA 92239

Other passport offices near Desert Center California:

Niland Post Office - Niland - 33.7 Miles
Palo Verde Post Office - Palo Verde - 38.1 Miles
Blythe Post Office - Blythe - 39.7 Miles
Thermal Post Office - Thermal - 39.9 Miles
Twenty-Nine Palms Post Office - Twentynine Palms - 40.2 Miles
Calipatria Post Office - Calipatria - 40.4 Miles
Coachella Post Office - Coachella - 41.2 Miles
Indio Post Office - Indio - 42.8 Miles
La Quinta Post Office - La Quinta - 46.3 Miles
Westmorland Post Office - Westmorland - 46.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Desert Center

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

Desert Center California, Mecca California, Blythe California, Thermal California, Twentynine Palms California, Calipatria California, Coachella California, Salton City California, Indio California, Bermuda Dunes California, La Quinta California, Indian Wells California, Brawley California, Palm Desert California, Joshua Tree California, Rancho Mirage California, Cathedral City California, Yucca Valley California, Quartzsite Arizona, Imperial California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Desert Center

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 - 110.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 154.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 246.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 417.9 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 463.7 Miles

Passport Expediting in Desert Center, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Desert Center?

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 Desert Center.

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 Desert Center 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 Desert Center?

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 Desert Center, 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 Diego Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 110.5 miles from Desert Center, 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 Desert Center?

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 Desert Center?

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 Desert Center.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #11611 - Coachella - (41.2 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Harrison & 50Th
50040 Harrison St
Coachella CA 92236
(760) 391-5395
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5497 - Coachella - (42.1 mi)
Photo Center
84-010 Avenue 50
Coachella CA 92236
(760) 391-5656
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2050 - Indio - (42.6 mi)
Photo Center
42150 A Jackson Street
Indio CA 92203
(760) 347-0326
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #10703 - Indio - (42.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Jackson & 42Nd
82900 Avenue 42
Indio CA 92203
(760) 347-3524
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9781 - Indio - (42.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Jackson & 48Th
82955 Avenue 48
Indio CA 92201
(760) 342-2031
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Indio Supercenter - (43.3 mi)
Photo Center
82-491 Avenue 42
Indio CA 92203
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9648 - Indio - (43.4 mi)
Photo Center
82-270 Highway 111
Indio CA 92201
(760) 342-2008
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9080 - Indio - (44.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Madison & Highway 111
80925 Us Highway 111
Indio CA 92201
(760) 347-8274
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #1254 - Indio - (45.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Jefferson & Fred Waring
44100 Jefferson St
Indio CA 92201
(760) 772-2759
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3341 - La Quinta - (45.3 mi)
Photo Center
44075 Jefferson Street
La Quinta CA 92253
(760) 772-2969
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99