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Escondido, California Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Escondido

Residents of Escondido in San Diego County, California have a choice of 3 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Escondido 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 Escondido, 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 Escondido, California and Expedited Passport service options for Escondido.


How to Get a Passport in Escondido, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Escondido

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 Escondido 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 Escondido 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 Escondido, CA

City of Escondido-Utility Billing Division
201 N Broadway
Escondido CA, 92025

Escondido Postal Store
403 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido CA, 92025

Escondido Main Post Office
1157 W Mission Ave
Escondido CA, 92025

Looking for a passport office in Escondido? 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 3 passport offices in Escondido.

City of Escondido-Utility Billing Division
201 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Escondido Postal Store
403 N Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
Escondido Main Post Office
1157 W Mission Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Escondido California:
Rancho Bernardo Postal Store - San Diego - 4.7 Miles
Carmel Mountain Postal Store - San Diego - 6.8 Miles
Poway Post Office - Poway - 7.5 Miles
Ramona Post Office - Ramona - 7.9 Miles
San Marcos Post Office - San Marcos - 7.9 Miles
Valley Center Post Office - Valley Center - 9 Miles
Rancho Penasquitos Station Post Office - San Diego - 9.2 Miles
Rancho Santa Fe Post Office - Rancho Santa Fe - 9.7 Miles
Mira Mesa Station Post Office - San Diego - 11.3 Miles
Scripps Ranch Annex Post Office - San Diego - 11.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Escondido

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

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

Regional Passport Offices Close to Escondido

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 - 22.5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 92.1 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 316.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 385.3 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 539.2 Miles


Passport Expediting in Escondido, California

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

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

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 Escondido.

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 Escondido 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 Escondido?

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 Escondido, 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 Escondido 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 Escondido.

How much does a passport cost in Escondido?

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 Escondido?

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 Escondido.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10142 - Escondido - (2.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Centre City & Felicita
460 W Felicita Ave
Escondido CA 92025
(760) 735-6025
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9108 - Escondido - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
1655 South Center City
Escondido CA 92025
(760) 746-9400
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Escondido Store - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
1330 East Grand Avenue
Escondido CA 92027
760-317-2277
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - The Vineyard Shopping Center - (3.5 mi)
In Albertson's Shopping Center, Behind Citibank
1507 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido CA 92027
(760) 738-8550
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5700 - Escondido - (3.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Rose & Valley
1574 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido CA 92027
(760) 839-7932
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9104 - Escondido - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
2427 East Valley Parkway
Escondido CA 92027
(760) 745-2503
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5455 - Escondido - (4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Broadway & Washington
111 W Washington Ave
Escondido CA 92025
(760) 291-0299
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3914 - San Diego - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
11655 Duenda Road
San Diego CA 92127
(858) 385-0798
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Escondido - (4.2 mi)
Photo Center
1276-D Auto Park Way
Escondido CA 92029
(442) 277-4446
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9959 - Escondido - (4.4 mi)
Photo Center
1560 West Valley Parkway
Escondido CA 92029
(760) 738-9835
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99