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Rancho Santa Margarita, California Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Rancho Santa Margarita / Applying for a passport from Rancho Santa Margarita

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

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 Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Santa Margarita Carrier Annex Post Office (Rancho)
29862 Avenida de Las Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita CA, 92688

There is only a single passport office in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Santa Margarita Carrier Annex Post Office (Rancho)
29862 Avenida de Las Banderas
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to Rancho Santa Margarita

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 - 49.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 58.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 341.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 351.1 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 572.2 Miles



Other passport offices near Rancho Santa Margarita California:

Mission Viejo Library - Mission Viejo - 3.5 Miles
El Toro Post Office - Lake Forest - 4.9 Miles
Laguna Hills Branch Post Office - Laguna Hills - 5.5 Miles
San Juan Capistrano - Mission Viejo Branch - Mission Viejo - 5.7 Miles
Silverado Main Post Office - Silverado - 7 Miles
Irvine Main Post Office - Irvine - 8.3 Miles
Laguna Niguel Post Office - Laguna Niguel - 8.3 Miles
Northwood Station Post Office - Irvine - 9.9 Miles
Rancho San Clemente Station - San Clemente - 11 Miles
Dana Point Post Office - Dana Point - 11.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Rancho Santa Margarita

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

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


How to Get a Passport in Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Rancho Santa Margarita

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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Rancho Santa Margarita?

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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita?

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 Rancho Santa Margarita, 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 Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

How much does a passport cost in Rancho Santa Margarita?

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 Rancho Santa Margarita?

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 Rancho Santa Margarita.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #12916 - Rancho Santa Margarita - (0.7 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Ave De Las Flores & Santa Margarita Pkwy
30592 Santa Margarita Pkwy
Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688
(949) 635-5966
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6770 - Rancho Santa - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
22361 Antonio Parkway, Suite E
Rancho Santa CA 92688
(949) 888-3050
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Antonio Plaza Shopping Center - (0.8 mi)
Antonio Plaza Center, Across From Starbucks
22431 Antonio Pkwy B160
Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688
(949) 858-1234
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Mission Viejo - (1.4 mi)
Albertson's Shopping Center Close To Lake At Alicia And Olympiad
23052 Alicia Pkwy
Mission Viejo CA 92692
(949) 830-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8846 - Trabuco Canyon - (1.8 mi)
Photo Center
21572 Plano Trabuco Road
Trabuco Canyon CA 92679
(949) 589-3792
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9242 - Mission Viejo - (2.2 mi)
Photo Center
27750 Santa Margarita Parkway
Mission Viejo CA 92691
(949) 770-9898
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #8891 - Mission Viejo - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
26851 Trabuco Road
Mission Viejo CA 92691
(949) 581-5990
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Foothill Ranch - (3.2 mi)
Portola Pkwy / Glen Ranch
27472 Portola Pkwy
Foothill Ranch CA 92610
(949) 305-2247
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Mission Viejo - (3.3 mi)
Ralphs Shopping Center At La Paz And Marguerite
25108 Marguerite Pkwy
Mission Viejo CA 92692
(949) 837-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9485 - Mission Viejo - (3.4 mi)
Photo Center
25272 Marguerite Parkway
Mission Viejo CA 92692
(949) 455-9539
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99