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Passport Guide for Solvang

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


How to Get a Passport in Solvang, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Solvang

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 Solvang 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 Solvang 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 Solvang, CA

Solvang Post Office
430 Alisal Rd
Solvang CA, 93463

Looking for a passport office in Solvang? 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 Solvang.

Solvang Post Office
430 Alisal Rd
Solvang, CA 93463
 

Other passport offices near Solvang California:

Lompoc-Anderson Recreation Center - Lompoc - 15.8 Miles
Dept of Recreation, Univ of CA at Sta Barb - Santa Barbara - 17.2 Miles
Goleta Station Post Office - Santa Barbara - 18.7 Miles
San Roque Station Post Office - Santa Barbara - 21.9 Miles
Santa Barbara Post Office - Santa Barbara - 24.1 Miles
Milpas Post Office - Santa Barbara - 25 Miles
Santa Maria Main Post Office - Santa Maria - 25.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Solvang

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

Solvang California, Buellton California, Santa Ynez California, Los Alamos California, Lompoc California, Isla Vista California, Goleta California, Garey California, Santa Maria California, Montecito California, Guadalupe California, Carpinteria California, Grover Beach California, Pismo Beach California, Ojai California, Maricopa California, Taft California, El Rio California, Oxnard California, Port Hueneme California

Regional Passport Offices Close to Solvang

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 - 89.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 185.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 221.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 486.9 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 705.8 Miles


Passport Expediting in Solvang, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Solvang?

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 Solvang.

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 Solvang 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 Solvang?

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 Solvang, 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 89.8 miles from Solvang, 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 Solvang?

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 Solvang?

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 Solvang.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #11295 - Solvang - (1.6 mi)
Photo Center
1982 Old Mission Drive
Solvang CA 93463
(805) 691-6139
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Solvang - (1.6 mi)
Nielsen's Shopping Center
606 Alamo Pintado
Solvang CA 93463
(805) 688-7116
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9970 - Buellton - (2.8 mi)
Photo Center
218 East Highway 246 Building 3
Buellton CA 93427
(805) 693-1132
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #6290 - Lompoc - (16 mi)
Southwest Corner Of H Street & North
937 N H St
Lompoc CA 93436
(805) 737-5601
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Goleta - (16.1 mi)
In University Plaza Next To Albertson's
7127 Hollister Ave
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 562-8212
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - CVS Pharmacy Shopping Center - (16.1 mi)
CVS Pharmacy / 99-Cent Store Shopping Center
1305 N H St
Lompoc CA 93436
(805) 736-0555
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Costco Store #474 - Goleta - (16.2 mi)
Photo Center
7095 Market Place Dr
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 685-3199
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
CVS #11216 - Goleta - (16.2 mi)
Photo Center
7030 Hollister Ave
Goleta CA 93117
(805) 562-1480
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9871 - Lompoc - (16.2 mi)
Photo Center
1317 North H Street
Lompoc CA 93436
(805) 735-7424
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Lompoc Supercenter - (16.5 mi)
Photo Center
701 W Central Ave
Lompoc CA 93436
805-735-3623
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44