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Lakeside, California Passport Office Information

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

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 Lakeside, CA

Lakeside Post Office
12515 Woodside Ave
Lakeside CA, 92040

There is only a single passport office in Lakeside.

Lakeside Post Office
12515 Woodside Ave
Lakeside, CA 92040

Regional Passport Offices Close to Lakeside

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 - 17.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 104.1 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 308.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 397.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 531.4 Miles

Other passport offices near Lakeside California:

Santee Post Office - Santee - 6.7 Miles
Alpine Post Office - Alpine - 7.5 Miles
Ramona Post Office - Ramona - 7.7 Miles
Poway Post Office - Poway - 8 Miles
El Cajon Main Post Office - El Cajon - 8.1 Miles
Navajo Station Post Office - San Diego - 9.1 Miles
Carmel Mountain Postal Store - San Diego - 10.7 Miles
Scripps Ranch Annex Post Office - San Diego - 11.2 Miles
Tierrasanta Postal Store - San Diego - 11.4 Miles
Rancho Bernardo Postal Store - San Diego - 11.4 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Lakeside

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

Lakeside California, Santee California, Alpine California, El Cajon California, Ramona California, Poway California, La Mesa California, Spring Valley California, Lemon Grove California, Escondido California, Rancho Santa Fe California, National City California, Julian California, Chula Vista California, Del Mar California, San Marcos California, La Jolla California, Solana Beach California, Coronado California, Encinitas California

How to Get a Passport in Lakeside, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Lakeside

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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside, California

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

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

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 Lakeside.

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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside?

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 Lakeside, 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 Lakeside 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 Lakeside.

How much does a passport cost in Lakeside?

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 Lakeside?

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 Lakeside.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #11990 - Lakeside - (4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Winter Gardens Blvd & Woodside Ave
9728 Winter Gardens Blvd
Lakeside CA 92040
(619) 938-0069
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Lakeside - (4.2 mi)
Next To Subway in the Albertsons Shopping Center off Wintercrest Dr
9562 Winter Gardens Blvd
Lakeside CA 92040
(619) 443-0563
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Wal-Mart/Vons Shopping Center - (5.2 mi)
Wal-Mart/Smart & Final Shopping Center off I-8 And Los Coches Rd
13465 Camino Canada
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 390-1155
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart El Cajon Supercenter - (5.3 mi)
Photo Center
13487 Camino Canada
El Cajon CA 92021
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9145 - Santee - (6.4 mi)
Photo Center
9730 Mission Gorge Road
Santee CA 92071
(619) 448-5110
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Santee Store - (6.5 mi)
Photo Center
170 Town Center Parkway
Santee CA 92071
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #403 - Santee - (6.5 mi)
Photo Center
101 Town Center Pkwy
Santee CA 92071
(619) 562-3227
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9114 - El Cajon - (6.6 mi)
Photo Center
1299 Broadway
El Cajon CA 92021
(619) 441-8040
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santee - (6.6 mi)
Next To Von's In Santee Village Shopping Center
9625 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee CA 92071
(619) 562-0888
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #9817 - Santee - (6.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Carlton Hills & Mission Gorge
9305 Mission Gorge Rd
Santee CA 92071
(619) 258-8011
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99