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Lake Forest, California Passport Office Information

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

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 Lake Forest, CA

El Toro Post Office
24552 Raymond Way
Lake Forest CA, 92630

There is only a single passport office in Lake Forest.

El Toro Post Office
24552 Raymond Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lake Forest

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.

Los Angeles Passport Agency - 45.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 61.2 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 338 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 355.1 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 576.2 Miles

Other passport offices near Lake Forest California:

Laguna Hills Branch Post Office - Laguna Hills - 2.8 Miles
Mission Viejo Library - Mission Viejo - 3.5 Miles
Santa Margarita Carrier Annex Post Office (Rancho) - Rancho Santa Margarita - 4 Miles
Irvine Main Post Office - Irvine - 4.3 Miles
San Juan Capistrano - Mission Viejo Branch - Mission Viejo - 5.7 Miles
Northwood Station Post Office - Irvine - 6.2 Miles
Silverado Main Post Office - Silverado - 6.3 Miles
Laguna Niguel Post Office - Laguna Niguel - 7.5 Miles
Harvest Station-Irvine Post Office - Irvine - 7.7 Miles
UC Irvine - Passport Application Acceptance - Irvine - 8.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Lake Forest

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

Lake Forest California, Mission Viejo California, Laguna Woods California, Rancho Santa Margarita California, Aliso Viejo California, Coto De Caza California, Irvine California, Laguna Niguel California, Laguna Beach California, San Juan Capistrano California, Tustin California, Dana Point California, Costa Mesa California, Villa Park California, Orange California, Newport Beach California, San Clemente California, Fountain Valley California, Corona California, Garden Grove California

How to Get a Passport in Lake Forest, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Lake Forest

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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest.

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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest, 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not too far from Lake Forest 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 Los Angeles Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near Lake Forest.

How much does a passport cost in Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Lake Forest - (0.1 mi)
We Are In The Ralphs Shopping Center At The Corner Of Lake Forest Dr & Trabuco Rd
25422 Trabuco Rd
Lake Forest CA 92630
(949) 859-7193
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9587 - Lake Forest - (0.2 mi)
Photo Center
21761 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest CA 92630
(949) 855-8307
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8851 - Lake Forest - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
24271 Muirlands Boulevard
Lake Forest CA 92630
(949) 472-6016
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9541 - Lake Forest - (1.7 mi)
Photo Center
23330 El Toro Road
Lake Forest CA 92630
(949) 830-4422
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Foothill Ranch Supercenter - (2 mi)
Photo Center
26502 Towne Centre Dr
Foothill Ranch CA 92610
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9242 - Mission Viejo - (2 mi)
Photo Center
27750 Santa Margarita Parkway
Mission Viejo CA 92691
(949) 770-9898
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8834 - Foothill Ranch - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
26686 Portola Parkway, Portola Parkway And Bake
Foothill Ranch CA 92610
(949) 470-4630
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Foothill Ranch - (2.1 mi)
Portola Pkwy / Glen Ranch
27472 Portola Pkwy
Foothill Ranch CA 92610
(949) 305-2247
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - The Lake Forest Marketplace - (2.1 mi)
El Toro & Rockfield Cross Section Next To The Guitar Ctr
23785 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest CA 92630
(949) 206-9715
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8891 - Mission Viejo - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
26851 Trabuco Road
Mission Viejo CA 92691
(949) 581-5990
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99