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Thermal, California Passport Office Information

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

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

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 Thermal, CA

Thermal Post Office
87200 Airport Blvd
Thermal CA, 92274

There is only a single passport office in Thermal.

Thermal Post Office
87200 Airport Blvd
Thermal, CA 92274
 

Regional Passport Offices Close to Thermal

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 - 59.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 132.6 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 268.9 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 418.4 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 491.1 Miles



Other passport offices near Thermal California:

Borrego Springs Post Office - Borrego Springs - 18.7 Miles
Westmorland Post Office - Westmorland - 22.3 Miles
Seeley Post Office - Seeley - 25.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Thermal

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

Salton City California, Borrego Springs California, Mt Laguna California, Julian California, Calipatria California, Brawley California, Mecca California, Imperial California, San Judas Baja California, El Sandes Baja California, Ejido Jacumé Baja California, Agua de Fierro Baja California, Familia Regalado Baja California, El Observatorio Baja California, Familia López Chacón Baja California, Pie de la Cuesta Baja California, Las Palmas Baja California, La Flor del Desierto Baja California, Nuevo Oasis (Casa de Piedra) Baja California, Canoitas Baja California


How to Get a Passport in Thermal, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Thermal

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 Thermal 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 Thermal 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 Thermal, California

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

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

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 Thermal.

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 Thermal 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 Thermal?

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 Thermal, 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 San Diego Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 59.8 miles from Thermal, 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 Thermal?

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 Thermal?

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 Thermal.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Brawley Supercenter - (27.1 mi)
Photo Center
250 Wildcat Dr
Brawley CA 92227
760-351-4785
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart El Centro Supercenter - (29.6 mi)
Photo Center
2150 N Waterman Ave
El Centro CA 92243
760-337-1606
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #121 - El Centro - (29.8 mi)
Photo Center
2030 N Imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 353-2380
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - El Centro - (30 mi)
Photo Center
1802 N Imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 693-5145
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #6856 - El Centro - (30.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Imperial & Main
100 N Imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 335-4904
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10931 - El Centro - (31.2 mi)
Photo Center
1745 S.imperial Ave
El Centro CA 92243
(760) 353-5130
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11611 - Coachella - (36 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Harrison & 50Th
50040 Harrison St
Coachella CA 92236
(760) 391-5395
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5497 - Coachella - (36.2 mi)
Photo Center
84-010 Avenue 50
Coachella CA 92236
(760) 391-5656
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Calexico Supercenter - (37 mi)
Photo Center
2540 Rockwood Ave
Calexico CA 92231
760-768-1828
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9134 - Indio - (37 mi)
Photo Center
49980 Jefferson Street
Indio CA 92201
(760) 771-8848
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99