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Tecate, California Passport Office Information

Passport Guide: Get a Passport in Tecate / Applying for a passport from Tecate

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

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 Office in Tecate, CA

Tecate Post Office
441 Tecate Rd
Tecate CA, 91980

There is only a single passport office in Tecate.

Tecate Post Office
441 Tecate Rd
Tecate, CA 91980

Regional Passport Offices Close to Tecate

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 - 28.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 127.4 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 293.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 421.3 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 516.7 Miles

Other passport offices near Tecate California:

Campo Post Office - Campo - 7.8 Miles
Jamul Post Office - Jamul - 14.9 Miles
Pine Valley Post Office - Pine Valley - 15.1 Miles
Descanso Post Office - Descanso - 16.3 Miles
Alpine Post Office - Alpine - 16.9 Miles
Boulevard Post Office - Mountain Empire - 17.2 Miles
La Mesa/Spring Valley Post Office - Spring Valley - 19.9 Miles
Otay Mesa Postal Store - San Diego - 20.8 Miles
El Cajon Main Post Office - El Cajon - 21.5 Miles
Jacumba Post Office - Jacumba - 21.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Tecate

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

Tecate Baja California, La Nopalera Baja California, El Descanso Baja California, Libertad Baja California, Santa Fe Baja California, La Rinconada Baja California, La Gloria Escondida Baja California, Alfonso Garzón [Granjas Familiares] Baja California, Torres y Vázquez Baja California, La Esperanza Baja California, Vicente Lombardo Toledano Baja California, Los Maestros Baja California, Juliana [Granja] Baja California, El Risco Baja California, Rancho Sandoval (San José) Baja California, Granjas del Porvenir Baja California, Rancho Lowen Brau Baja California, El Aguaje de la Tuna Baja California, El Ranchito Baja California, Maclovio Herrera (Colonia Aviación) Baja California

How to Get a Passport in Tecate, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Tecate

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 Tecate 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 Tecate 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 Tecate, California

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

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

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 Tecate.

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 Tecate 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 Tecate?

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 Tecate, 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 Tecate 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 Tecate.

How much does a passport cost in Tecate?

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 Tecate?

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 Tecate.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. UPS Store - Paseo De Las Americas - (16 mi)
So. Of Siempre Viva Rd. Across From I-Hop, Near The Otay Crossing
2364 Paseo De Las Americas
San Diego CA 92154
(619) 616-2360
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3025 - Alpine - (17.1 mi)
Photo Center
1385 Tavern Road
Alpine CA 91901
(619) 445-6903
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Chula Vista - (17.6 mi)
Corner Of Eastlake Pkwy & Olympic Pkwy In The Walmart Shpng Ctr
2127 Olympic Pkwy
Chula Vista CA 91915
(619) 421-7957
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7867 - Chula Vista - (17.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Eastlake & Olympic
1430 Eastlake Pkwy
Chula Vista CA 91915
(619) 591-7042
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Chula Vista Supercenter - (17.7 mi)
Photo Center
1360 Eastlake Pkwy
Chula Vista CA 91915
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10182 - Chula Vista - (18 mi)
Photo Center
866 Eastlake Parkway
Chula Vista CA 91914
(619) 482-8959
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9167 - El Cajon - (19.7 mi)
Photo Center
790 Jamacha Road
El Cajon CA 92019
(619) 442-9439
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - El Cajon -Washington Plaza - (19.7 mi)
Located in Washington Plaza next to the Harvest Ranch Market between Granite Hills and Washington
771 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon CA 92019
(619) 440-7941
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - La Mesa - (19.8 mi)
94 And Avocado
3755 Avocado Blvd
La Mesa CA 91941
(619) 670-1002
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #9162 - La Mesa - (19.8 mi)
Photo Center
3749 Avocado Boulevard
La Mesa CA 91941
(619) 670-5335
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99