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Encinitas, California Passport Office Information


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

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 Encinitas, CA

Encinitas Main Post Office
1150 Garden View Rd
Encinitas CA, 92024

There is only a single passport office in Encinitas.

Encinitas Main Post Office
1150 Garden View Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to Encinitas

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 - 20.1 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 84.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 327.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 379.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 550.4 Miles



Other passport offices near Encinitas California:

Rancho Santa Fe Post Office - Rancho Santa Fe - 3.2 Miles
Solana Beach Post Office - Solana Beach - 4 Miles
Carlsbad City Clerk's Office - Carlsbad - 5.4 Miles
Del Mar Post Office - Del Mar - 5.7 Miles
San Marcos Post Office - San Marcos - 7 Miles
Carlsbad Post Office - Carlsbad - 8.2 Miles
Rancho Penasquitos Station Post Office - San Diego - 8.5 Miles
Escondido Main Post Office - Escondido - 8.6 Miles
Rancho Bernardo Postal Store - San Diego - 9.1 Miles
Escondido Postal Store - Escondido - 9.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Encinitas

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

Encinitas California, Rancho Santa Fe California, Solana Beach California, Del Mar California, San Marcos California, Carlsbad California, Vista California, Escondido California, Oceanside California, Poway California, La Jolla California, Santee California, Ramona California, Fallbrook California, Lakeside California, La Mesa California, El Cajon California, Lemon Grove California, Coronado California, Spring Valley California


How to Get a Passport in Encinitas, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Encinitas

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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas, California

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

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

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 Encinitas.

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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas?

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 Encinitas, 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 Encinitas 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 Encinitas.

How much does a passport cost in Encinitas?

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 Encinitas?

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 Encinitas.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9135 - Encinitas - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
129 North El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 942-2269
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Encinitas - Camino Village Plaza - (0.6 mi)
Located in the back of the Vons shopping center in between Vista Paint and Leslies Pool Supply
270 N El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 942-7147
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11653 - Encinitas - (0.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of El Camino Real & Encinitas
1320 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 942-2018
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Encinitas Ranch Towne Center - (0.9 mi)
Next To Hallmark And Panda Express
1084 N El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 944-9441
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Encinitas Supercenter - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
1550 Leucadia Blvd
Encinitas CA 92024
760-704-0249
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9181 - Encinitas - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
455 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 436-4055
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9528 - Carlsbad - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
7740 Rancho Santa Fe Road
Carlsbad CA 92009
(760) 753-5115
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Encinitas - (2.1 mi)
Notary Public Available Next To Leucadia Pizza
315 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 943-8664
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - La Costa - (3.2 mi)
Vons Shopping Ctr (Near Dove Library) At Aviara & El Camino Real
6965 El Camino Real
Carlsbad CA 92009
(760) 438-7704
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9187 - Solana Beach - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
683 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach CA 92075
(858) 755-6697
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99