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Valley Center, California Passport Office Information

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

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 Valley Center, CA

Valley Center Post Office
28588 Cole Grade Rd
Valley Center CA, 92082

There is only a single passport office in Valley Center.

Valley Center Post Office
28588 Cole Grade Rd
Valley Center, CA 92082

Regional Passport Offices Close to Valley Center

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 - 32.8 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 86.7 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 317.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 378.3 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 539.2 Miles

Other passport offices near Valley Center California:

City of Escondido-Utility Billing Division - Escondido - 9 Miles
Escondido Postal Store - Escondido - 9.1 Miles
Escondido Main Post Office - Escondido - 9.4 Miles
San Marcos Post Office - San Marcos - 10.5 Miles
Bonsall Post Office - Bonsall - 11.4 Miles
Vista Carrier Annex Post Office - Vista - 11.4 Miles
Aguanga Post Office - Aguanga - 13.1 Miles
Fallbrook Post Office - Fallbrook - 14.5 Miles
Ramona Post Office - Ramona - 14.6 Miles
Rancho Bernardo Postal Store - San Diego - 14.8 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Valley Center

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

Escondido California, San Marcos California, Vista California, Fallbrook California, Ramona California, Temecula California, Rancho Santa Fe California, Poway California, Carlsbad California, Oceanside California, Encinitas California, Murrieta California, Solana Beach California, Del Mar California, Julian California, Lakeside California, Wildomar California, Santee California, El Cajon California, Alpine California

How to Get a Passport in Valley Center, California

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

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Valley Center

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 Valley Center 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 Valley Center 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 Valley Center, California

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Valley Center?

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 Valley Center.

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 Valley Center 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 Valley Center?

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 Valley Center, 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 Valley Center 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 Valley Center.

How much does a passport cost in Valley Center?

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 Valley Center?

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 Valley Center.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #9104 - Escondido - (7.3 mi)
Photo Center
2427 East Valley Parkway
Escondido CA 92027
(760) 745-2503
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5700 - Escondido - (7.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Rose & Valley
1574 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido CA 92027
(760) 839-7932
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - The Vineyard Shopping Center - (8 mi)
In Albertson's Shopping Center, Behind Citibank
1507 E Valley Pkwy
Escondido CA 92027
(760) 738-8550
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Escondido Store - (8.2 mi)
Photo Center
1330 East Grand Avenue
Escondido CA 92027
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #9103 - Escondido - (8.3 mi)
Photo Center
318 West El Norte Parkway
Escondido CA 92026
(760) 489-1505
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Escondido - (8.3 mi)
Vons Shopping Center At Centre City And El Norte By Dairy Queen
306 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido CA 92026
(760) 746-3388
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #8818 - San Marcos - (8.7 mi)
Photo Center
997 Woodland Parkway
San Marcos CA 92069
(760) 739-0731
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5455 - Escondido - (8.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Broadway & Washington
111 W Washington Ave
Escondido CA 92025
(760) 291-0299
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart San Marcos Store - (9.5 mi)
Photo Center
732 Center Dr
San Marcos CA 92069
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #1080 - San Marcos - (9.5 mi)
Photo Center
725 Center Drive
San Marcos CA 92069
(760) 871-6867
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99