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El Centro, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for El Centro

Residents of El Centro in Imperial County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in El Centro 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 2 passport offices here in El Centro, there are (798) 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 El Centro, California and Expedited Passport service options for El Centro.

How to Get a Passport in El Centro, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in El Centro

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 El Centro 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 El Centro 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 Offices in El Centro, CA

El Centro Post Office
1598 W Main St
El Centro CA, 92243

Imperial County Clerk's Office
940 Main Street County Adminstration Center Suite 202
El Centro CA, 92243

Looking for a passport office in El Centro? 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 are 2 passport offices in El Centro.

El Centro Post Office
1598 W Main St
El Centro, CA 92243
Imperial County Clerk's Office
940 Main Street County Adminstration Center Suite 202
El Centro, CA 92243

Other passport offices near El Centro California:

Imperial Post Office - Imperial - 4.7 Miles
Seeley Post Office - Seeley - 5.1 Miles
Calexico Post Office - Calexico - 7.2 Miles
Holtville Post Office - Holtville - 11.1 Miles
Brawley Post Office - Brawley - 12.8 Miles
Westmorland Post Office - Westmorland - 16 Miles
Calipatria Post Office - Calipatria - 21.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near El Centro

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

Imperial California, La Ladrillera (Colonia Centinela) Baja California, Eligio Esquivel Méndez (El Chorizo) Baja California, Centinela Primera Sección Baja California, Sánchez Taboada Baja California, Colonia Fronteriza Baja California, Centinela Segunda Sección Baja California, Calexico California, Othón Aguilar Baja California, Ejido Coahuila Baja California, Centinela Tercera Sección Baja California, Misión Viejo Baja California, Los Quintero Baja California, San José Baja California, Rancho de Ramón Leyva Baja California, Santa Isabel Baja California, Familia Cervantes (Colonia Centinela) Baja California, Familia Robles Virgen Baja California, Las Palmeras (Ejido Orizaba) Baja California, Estrella Baja California

Regional Passport Offices Close to El Centro

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 - 79.3 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 162.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 242.9 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 448.7 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 465.7 Miles

Passport Expediting in El Centro, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in El Centro?

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 2 passport offices in El Centro.

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 El Centro 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 El Centro?

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 El Centro, 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 79.3 miles from El Centro, 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 El Centro?

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 El Centro?

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 El Centro.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #10931 - El Centro - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
1745 S.imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 353-5130
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6856 - El Centro - (1.8 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Imperial & Main
100 N Imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 335-4904
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - El Centro - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
1802 N Imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 693-5145
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart El Centro Supercenter - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
2150 N Waterman Ave
El Centro CA 92243
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #121 - El Centro - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
2030 N Imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 353-2380
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Calexico Supercenter - (6.6 mi)
Photo Center
2540 Rockwood Ave
Calexico CA 92231
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Brawley Supercenter - (11.7 mi)
Photo Center
250 Wildcat Dr
Brawley CA 92227
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Yuma - (47.7 mi)
Food City's Shopping Center Next To Round Table Pizza
2554 W 16th St
Yuma AZ 85364
(928) 343-0026
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9278 - Yuma - (47.9 mi)
Photo Center
1555 South Avenue B
Yuma AZ 85364
(928) 819-0208
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #9742 - Yuma - (48 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Avenue B & 24Th
2491 W 24Th St
Yuma AZ 85364
(928) 341-0589
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99