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Passport Guide for National City

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

How to Get a Passport in National City, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in National City

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 National City 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 National City 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 Office in National City, CA

National City Post Office
710 E 16th St
National City CA, 91950

Looking for a passport office in National City? 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 is only a single passport office in National City.

National City Post Office
710 E 16th St
National City, CA 91950

Other passport offices near National City California:

Chula Vista Public Library - Chula Vista - 1.8 Miles
Encanto Station Post Office - San Diego - 2.5 Miles
Rancho Del Rey Station Post Office - Chula Vista - 3.8 Miles
San Diego Downtown Station Post Office - San Diego - 4.2 Miles
Coronado Post Office - Coronado - 4.4 Miles
San Diego Co. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors - San Diego - 5.2 Miles
Lemon Grove Post Office - Lemon Grove - 5.4 Miles
Imperial Beach Post Office - Imperial Beach - 5.4 Miles
Hillcrest Station Post Office, San Diego - San Diego - 5.6 Miles
Otay Mesa Carrier Annex Post Office - San Diego - 5.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near National City

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

National City California, Chula Vista California, Coronado California, Imperial Beach California, Lemon Grove California, Spring Valley California, La Mesa California, El Cajon California, Tijuana Baja California, Roberto Yahuaca Baja California, La Joya Baja California, El Pirul Baja California, Antorcha Campesina Baja California, Santee California, Familia Gordillo Baja California, Terrazas del Sol Baja California, Fundadores [Vivero] Baja California, El Vallado Baja California, El Jibarito Baja California, Antorcha II Baja California

Regional Passport Offices Close to National City

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 - 5 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 107.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 317.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 402.1 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 540.7 Miles

Passport Expediting in National City, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in National City?

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in National City, you get the extra advantage of being really close to the San Diego Passport Agency, this is great if you need a passport fast. However, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in National City.

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 National City 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 National City?

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 National City, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). If you need it faster, luckily for National City residents, there is a regional passport facility only 5 miles away. It's possible to make an appointment at the San Diego Passport Agency and get a passport there if you have proof of travel within 72 hours.

Please also check the nearby regional passport office list for other regional, passport-issuing facilities near National City as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in National City?

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 National City?

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 National City.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - National City - (0.3 mi)
Photo Center
1240 E Plaza Blvd
National City CA 91950
(619) 474-4001
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9138 - National City - (0.4 mi)
Photo Center
1201 East Plaza Boulevard
National City CA 91950
(619) 477-7114
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart National City Supercenter - (0.5 mi)
Photo Center
1200 Highland Ave
National City CA 91950
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9783 - National City - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
1730 Sweetwater Road
National City CA 91950
(619) 474-6703
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7869 - National City - (0.9 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Euclid & Plaza
885 Euclid Ave
National City CA 91950
(619) 267-1950
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Chula Vista Store - (1.1 mi)
Photo Center
75 North Broadway
Chula Vista CA 91910
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #8859 - Chula Vista - (1.2 mi)
Photo Center
16 Third Avenue Extension
Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 425-1910
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9193 - San Diego - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
1380 43rd Street
San Diego CA 92113
(619) 263-8116
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9140 - Chula Vista - (2.5 mi)
Photo Center
555 Broadway Suite 1054
Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 420-7808
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6255 - Chula Vista - (2.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Broadway & I
621 I St
Chula Vista CA 91910
(619) 407-4057
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99