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San Clemente, California Passport Office Information


Residents of San Clemente in Orange County, California have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in San Clemente 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 2 passport offices here in San Clemente, there are (798) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to San Clemente, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Clemente.

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 Offices in San Clemente, CA

San Clemente Post Office
520 E Avenida Pico
San Clemente CA, 92672

Rancho San Clemente Station
905 Calle Negocio
San Clemente CA, 92673

There are 2 passport offices in San Clemente.

San Clemente Post Office
520 E Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92672
Rancho San Clemente Station
905 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Clemente

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 - 49.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 54.6 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 348.5 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 349.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 571.3 Miles



Other passport offices near San Clemente California:

Dana Point Post Office - Dana Point - 4.3 Miles
San Juan Capistrano - Mission Viejo Branch - Mission Viejo - 6 Miles
Laguna Niguel Post Office - Laguna Niguel - 6 Miles
Mission Viejo Library - Mission Viejo - 8.1 Miles
Santa Margarita Carrier Annex Post Office (Rancho) - Rancho Santa Margarita - 9.8 Miles
Laguna Hills Branch Post Office - Laguna Hills - 9.8 Miles
El Toro Post Office - Lake Forest - 10.4 Miles
Camp Pendleton Area 22 Post Office - Camp Pendleton - 12.7 Miles
Irvine Main Post Office - Irvine - 14.3 Miles
Corona Del Mar Post Office - Corona Del Mar - 14.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Clemente

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

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


How to Get a Passport in San Clemente, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in San Clemente

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 San Clemente 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 San Clemente 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 San Clemente, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in San Clemente?

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 are 2 passport offices in San Clemente.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in San Clemente 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 San Clemente?

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 San Clemente, 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 San Clemente 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 San Clemente.

How much does a passport cost in San Clemente?

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 San Clemente?

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 San Clemente.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart San Clemente Store - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
951 Avenida Pico
San Clemente CA 92673
949-498-6693
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - San Clemente - (0.9 mi)
Corner Of Avenida Pico & La Pata
1001 Avenida Pico
San Clemente CA 92673
(949) 366-6877
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - San Clemente - (1.8 mi)
Ocean View Plaza (Ralphs Center) Next To Wells Fargo, Off I-5
638 Camino De Los Mares H130
San Clemente CA 92673
(949) 443-1525
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8882 - San Clemente - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
638 Camino De Los Mares
San Clemente CA 92673
(949) 487-9791
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - San Clemente - (2.1 mi)
Also Do Shredding, Video Transfer, Photo/Slide Scanning And Computer Service
555 N El Camino Real
San Clemente CA 92672
(949) 498-6369
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8893 - San Clemente - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
602 North El Camino Real
San Clemente CA 92672
(949) 369-5281
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #429 - San Juan Capistrano - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
33961 Doheny Park Rd
San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
(949) 240-3558
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Rancho Mission Viejo - (3.4 mi)
Gelsons Shopping Center In Rancho Mission Viejo
30767 Gateway Place
Rancho Mission Viejo CA 92694
(949) 558-5720
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - San Juan Capistrano - (3.6 mi)
In The Marshalls & Ralphs Shopping Center
31878 Del Obispo
San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
(949) 240-1131
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Dana Point Lantern District - (4.3 mi)
Located Between Violet Lantern St. And Amber Lantern St. next to Gen Kia Japanese Restaurant
34145 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point CA 92629
(949) 248-9150
Price: Cost varies by location