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San Diego, California Passport Office Information


Residents of San Diego in San Diego County, California have a choice of 25 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in San Diego 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 25 passport offices here in San Diego, there are (752) 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 Diego, California and Expedited Passport service options for San Diego.

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 Diego, CA

University City Retail Post Off-San Diego
3298 Governor Dr
San Diego CA, 92122

Tierrasanta Postal Store
6030 Santo Rd
San Diego CA, 92124

William Taft Station Post Office
5052 Clairemont Dr
San Diego CA, 92117

Scripps Ranch Annex Post Office
10060 Willow Creek Rd
San Diego CA, 92131

Sorrento Valley Station Post Office
3974 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego CA, 92121

San Diego-Grantville Station Post Office
4740 Mission Gorge Pl
San Diego CA, 92120

Serra Mesa Station Post Office-San Diego
3223 Greyling Dr
San Diego CA, 92123

San Diego Downtown Station Post Office
815 E St
San Diego CA, 92101

San Diego Co. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
1600 Pacific Highway San Diego County Administration Building
San Diego CA, 92101

Rancho Penasquitos Station Post Office
9245 Twin Trails Dr
San Diego CA, 92129

Riverfront Carrier Annex
2600 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego CA, 92108

Rancho Bernardo Postal Store
16767 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego CA, 92128

Otay Mesa Postal Store
650 Dennery Rd
San Diego CA, 92154

Pacific Beach Station Post Office
4640 Cass St
San Diego CA, 92109

Otay Mesa Carrier Annex Post Office
2960 Fern Ave
San Diego CA, 92154

Navajo Station Post Office
6519 Bisby Lake Ave
San Diego CA, 92119

Mission Valley Post Office
1640 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego CA, 92108

Mira Mesa Station Post Office
9051 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA, 92126

Encanto Station Post Office
5505 Stevens Way
San Diego CA, 92114

Midway Post Office
2535 Midway Dr
San Diego CA, 92110

Hillcrest Station Post Office, San Diego
3911 Cleveland Ave
San Diego CA, 92103

Golden Triangle Postal Store
8650 Genesee Ave, #214
San Diego CA, 92122

Carmel Mountain Postal Store
11251 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego CA, 92128

Andrew Jackson Station Post Office
6401 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego CA, 92115

La Jolla Post Office
1140 Wall St
San Diego CA, 92037

There are 25 passport offices in San Diego.

University City Retail Post Off-San Diego
3298 Governor Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Tierrasanta Postal Store
6030 Santo Rd
San Diego, CA 92124
William Taft Station Post Office
5052 Clairemont Dr
San Diego, CA 92117
Scripps Ranch Annex Post Office
10060 Willow Creek Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
Sorrento Valley Station Post Office
3974 Sorrento Valley Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121
San Diego-Grantville Station Post Office
4740 Mission Gorge Pl
San Diego, CA 92120
Serra Mesa Station Post Office-San Diego
3223 Greyling Dr
San Diego, CA 92123
San Diego Downtown Station Post Office
815 E St
San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Co. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
1600 Pacific Highway San Diego County Administration Building
San Diego, CA 92101
Rancho Penasquitos Station Post Office
9245 Twin Trails Dr
San Diego, CA 92129
Riverfront Carrier Annex
2600 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego, CA 92108
Rancho Bernardo Postal Store
16767 Bernardo Center Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Otay Mesa Postal Store
650 Dennery Rd
San Diego, CA 92154
Pacific Beach Station Post Office
4640 Cass St
San Diego, CA 92109
Otay Mesa Carrier Annex Post Office
2960 Fern Ave
San Diego, CA 92154
Navajo Station Post Office
6519 Bisby Lake Ave
San Diego, CA 92119
Mission Valley Post Office
1640 Camino Del Rio N
San Diego, CA 92108
Mira Mesa Station Post Office
9051 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92126
Encanto Station Post Office
5505 Stevens Way
San Diego, CA 92114
Midway Post Office
2535 Midway Dr
San Diego, CA 92110
Hillcrest Station Post Office, San Diego
3911 Cleveland Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Golden Triangle Postal Store
8650 Genesee Ave, #214
San Diego, CA 92122
Carmel Mountain Postal Store
11251 Rancho Carmel Dr
San Diego, CA 92128
Andrew Jackson Station Post Office
6401 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
La Jolla Post Office
1140 Wall St
San Diego, CA 92037
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to San Diego

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 - 8.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 93.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 326.5 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 388.5 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 549.4 Miles



Other passport offices near San Diego California:

University of California, San Diego - La Jolla - 1.2 Miles
Del Mar Post Office - Del Mar - 6.3 Miles
Solana Beach Post Office - Solana Beach - 8.2 Miles
Rancho Santa Fe Post Office - Rancho Santa Fe - 10.1 Miles
Coronado Post Office - Coronado - 10.9 Miles
Encinitas Main Post Office - Encinitas - 12.3 Miles
Poway Post Office - Poway - 12.4 Miles
Lemon Grove Post Office - Lemon Grove - 13 Miles
Santee Post Office - Santee - 13.1 Miles
National City Post Office - National City - 13.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near San Diego

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

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


How to Get a Passport in San Diego, California

Getting a passport in San Diego 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 Diego 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 Diego will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to San Diego, there is one less than 100 miles from San Diego.
* 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 Diego

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 Diego 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 Diego 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 Diego, California

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

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

The process of getting a passport is pretty much the same wherever you are, however because this is about getting a passport in San Diego, 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 are 25 passport offices in San Diego.

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 Diego 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 Diego?

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 Diego, 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 San Diego residents, there is a regional passport facility only 8.8 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 San Diego as there are other options available.

How much does a passport cost in San Diego?

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 Diego?

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 Diego.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9195 - La Jolla - (1.3 mi)
Photo Center
8831 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 457-4480
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Regents Rd - (1.4 mi)
Vons La Jolla Colony Plaza
7770 Regents Rd
San Diego CA 92122
(858) 453-7331
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - La Jolla - (1.5 mi)
In Downtown La Jolla At Fay And Kline
7660-H Fay Ave
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 454-3131
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9926 - La Jolla - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
7525 Eads Avenue
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 551-8698
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #401 - Morena - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
4605 Morena Blvd
San Diego CA 92117
(858) 270-6920
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #3942 - San Diego - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
8915 Towne Centre Drive
San Diego CA 92122
(858) 550-9066
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9175 - San Diego - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
4829 Clairemont Drive
San Diego CA 92117
(858) 273-5300
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - La Jolla - (2.7 mi)
Birdrock Area Of La Jolla Next To French Pastry Shop
5580 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 459-4077
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9268 - La Jolla - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
5495 La Jolla Boulevard
La Jolla CA 92037
(858) 456-4833
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Clairemont Mesa Blvd - (2.8 mi)
Clairemont Town Square Near Petco, Michaels And Game Stop
3952 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego CA 92117
(858) 490-1690
Price: Cost varies by location