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Poway, California Passport Office Information

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

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 Poway, CA

Poway Post Office
13308 Midland Rd
Poway CA, 92064

There is only a single passport office in Poway.

Poway Post Office
13308 Midland Rd
Poway, CA 92064

Regional Passport Offices Close to Poway

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 - 16.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 96.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 315.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 390.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 538.4 Miles

Other passport offices near Poway California:

Carmel Mountain Postal Store - San Diego - 3.2 Miles
Rancho Bernardo Postal Store - San Diego - 3.7 Miles
Rancho Penasquitos Station Post Office - San Diego - 5.6 Miles
Scripps Ranch Annex Post Office - San Diego - 6.5 Miles
Mira Mesa Station Post Office - San Diego - 6.7 Miles
Ramona Post Office - Ramona - 8.1 Miles
Santee Post Office - Santee - 8.5 Miles
Lakeside Post Office - Lakeside - 8.8 Miles
City of Escondido-Utility Billing Division - Escondido - 9.2 Miles
Tierrasanta Postal Store - San Diego - 9.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Poway

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

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

How to Get a Passport in Poway, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Poway

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 Poway 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 Poway 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 Poway, California

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

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

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 Poway.

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 Poway 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 Poway?

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 Poway, 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 Poway 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 Poway.

How much does a passport cost in Poway?

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 Poway?

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 Poway.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Poway Supercenter - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
13425 Community Road
Poway CA 92064
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12421 - Poway - (1.7 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Community & Poway
13390 Poway Rd
Poway CA 92064
(858) 435-7580
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Poway Plaza - (1.8 mi)
Poway Plaza At Poway Rd And Community Rd
13319 Poway Rd
Poway CA 92064
(858) 668-1751
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #775 - Poway - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
12155 Tech Center Dr
Poway CA 92064
(858) 848-2451
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9192 - San Diego - (2.6 mi)
Photo Center
14589 Camino Del Norte
San Diego CA 92128
(858) 451-1050
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9105 - Poway - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
12358 Poway Road
Poway CA 92064
(858) 748-9220
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Carmel Mtn Ranch Town Center - (2.8 mi)
Town Center Near Ralphs And Rite Aid
11835 Carmel Mtn Rd
San Diego CA 92128
(858) 487-5260
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #452 - Carmel Mountain - (3 mi)
Photo Center
12350 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego CA 92128
(858) 675-0379
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #9111 - Rancho Bernardo - (3.6 mi)
Photo Center
16773 Bernardo Center Drive
Rancho Bernardo CA 92128
(858) 451-2630
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Rancho Bernardo - (3.6 mi)
The Plaza Rancho Bernardo
16769 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego CA 92128
(858) 798-5533
Price: Cost varies by location