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Santa Barbara, California Passport Office Information


Residents of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County, California have a choice of 5 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Santa Barbara 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 5 passport offices here in Santa Barbara, there are (792) 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 Santa Barbara, California and Expedited Passport service options for Santa Barbara.

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 Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara Post Office
836 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara CA, 93101

San Roque Station Post Office
3345 State St
Santa Barbara CA, 93105

Milpas Post Office
107 Nopalitos Way
Santa Barbara CA, 93103

Goleta Station Post Office
130 S Patterson Ave
Santa Barbara CA, 93111

Dept of Recreation, Univ of CA at Sta Barb
1102 Ocean Road Recreation Center
Santa Barbara CA, 93106

There are 5 passport offices in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Post Office
836 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
San Roque Station Post Office
3345 State St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Milpas Post Office
107 Nopalitos Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Goleta Station Post Office
130 S Patterson Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Dept of Recreation, Univ of CA at Sta Barb
1102 Ocean Road Recreation Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to Santa Barbara

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 - 72.6 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 168 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 237 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 470.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 689.6 Miles



Other passport offices near Santa Barbara California:

Carpinteria Post Office - Carpinteria - 16.6 Miles
Solvang Post Office - Solvang - 18 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Santa Barbara

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

Isla Vista California, Goleta California, Montecito California, Carpinteria California, Santa Ynez California, Solvang California, Buellton California, Los Alamos California, Ojai California, Lompoc California, El Rio California, Oxnard California, Port Hueneme California, Garey California, Santa Paula California, Camarillo California, Santa Maria California, Maricopa California, Fillmore California, Taft California


How to Get a Passport in Santa Barbara, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Santa Barbara

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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara, California

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

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

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 5 passport offices in Santa Barbara.

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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara?

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 Santa Barbara, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Los Angeles Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 72.6 miles from Santa Barbara, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Santa Barbara?

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 Santa Barbara?

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 Santa Barbara.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Costco Store #474 - Goleta - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
7095 Market Place Dr
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 685-3199
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #11216 - Goleta - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
7030 Hollister Ave
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 562-1480
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Goleta - (1.7 mi)
In University Plaza Next To Albertson's
7127 Hollister Ave
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 562-8212
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6289 - Goleta - (1.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Encina & Calle Real
5900 Calle Real
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 967-3798
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9156 - Goleta - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
5875 Calle Real
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 967-5677
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Goleta - (2.1 mi)
Calle Real Shopping Center - Across From Trader Joe's
5662 Calle Real
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 967-2933
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9737 - Goleta - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
189 South Turnpike Road
Goleta CA 93111
(805) 967-4525
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9335 - Santa Barbara - (4.9 mi)
Photo Center
3939 State Street
Santa Barbara CA 93105
(805) 681-8292
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Santa Barbara - (5 mi)
Behind Peet's Coffee - Corner of State and La Cumbre
3905 State St
Santa Barbara CA 93105
(805) 898-0011
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9824 - Santa Barbara - (6.1 mi)
Photo Center
2973 State Street
Santa Barbara CA 93105
(805) 682-3761
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99