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Passport Guide for Solana Beach

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


How to Get a Passport in Solana Beach, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Solana Beach

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 Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach 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 Office in Solana Beach, CA

Solana Beach Post Office
153 S Sierra Ave
Solana Beach CA, 92075

Looking for a passport office in Solana Beach? There are hundreds of such offices in California. These 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.

There is only a single passport office in Solana Beach.

Solana Beach Post Office
153 S Sierra Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
 

Other passport offices near Solana Beach California:

Del Mar Post Office - Del Mar - 2.3 Miles
Rancho Santa Fe Post Office - Rancho Santa Fe - 3.2 Miles
Encinitas Main Post Office - Encinitas - 3.8 Miles
Sorrento Valley Station Post Office - San Diego - 5.9 Miles
Rancho Penasquitos Station Post Office - San Diego - 7 Miles
University of California, San Diego - La Jolla - 7.5 Miles
Golden Triangle Postal Store - San Diego - 8 Miles
Mira Mesa Station Post Office - San Diego - 8.1 Miles
Carlsbad City Clerk's Office - Carlsbad - 8.7 Miles
Carmel Mountain Postal Store - San Diego - 8.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Solana Beach

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

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

Regional Passport Offices Close to Solana Beach

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 - 87.1 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 327.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 381.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 550.5 Miles


Passport Expediting in Solana Beach, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach.

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 Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach, 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 Solana Beach 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 Solana Beach.

How much does a passport cost in Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach?

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 Solana Beach.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9187 - Solana Beach - (0.1 mi)
Photo Center
683 Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach CA 92075
(858) 755-6697
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Solana Beach - (0.7 mi)
1/4 Mile South Of Lomas Santa Fe Rd, 2 Bldgs North Of Cvs Pharmacy
249 S Hwy 101
Solana Beach CA 92075
(858) 481-1414
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3951 - Solana Beach - (0.8 mi)
Photo Center
305 South Highway 101
Solana Beach CA 92075
(858) 259-0340
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Del Mar - (2.4 mi)
At Camino Del Mar And 12th St - Downtown Del Mar
1155 Camino Del Mar
Del Mar CA 92014
(858) 755-2800
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9247 - Del Mar - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
2662 Del Mar Heights Road
Del Mar CA 92014
(858) 481-8601
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Del Mar Heights Rd - (3 mi)
East Of I-5 On Del Mar Heights Rd, Next To Rite-Aid
3525A Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego CA 92130
(858) 792-7200
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11653 - Encinitas - (3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of El Camino Real & Encinitas
1320 Encinitas Blvd
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 942-2018
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9135 - Encinitas - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
129 North El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 942-2269
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9181 - Encinitas - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
455 Encinitas Boulevard
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 436-4055
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Encinitas - Camino Village Plaza - (3.4 mi)
Located in the back of the Vons shopping center in between Vista Paint and Leslies Pool Supply
270 N El Camino Real
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 942-7147
Price: Cost varies by location