San Diego Passport Agency Expedited Service
The San Diego Passport Agency expedites passports for U.S.
citizens with urgent travel needs. If you require passport service in
order to travel abroad within 14 days when no visa is required or
within 28 days if you need to get a travel visa, then you can apply at
the San Diego Agency. The first step is to make an appointment by
calling an automated system which is available 24 hours/day.
If you are unable to travel to the San Diego Passport
Agency but need to get your passport fast, you can apply through a
qualified passport expediting service
If you do not have emergency travel needs, you must apply in person for a new passport at a California passport office
or by mail if you need a renewal.
San Diego Passport Agency
1 Columbia Place
401 West A St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Appointments Available From
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays
All Federal Holidays are excluded
Automated Appointment Number
(Available 24 hours/7 days)
Will call service is offered for life/death emergencies and immediate
travel abroad (leaving within 8 business days). Pickup will be based on
travel plans. For all other customers, passports will be issued within
8 business days of applying at the agency. You will be informed of how
the passport will be sent during your appointment.
*This agency can issue both the U.S. passport book and U.S. passport card on-site.
Public Transportation Directions
From Santa Fe Depot (1050 Kettner Blvd):
Walk approximately two
blocks heading East on West B St toward Kettner Blvd, turn left at
Kettner Blvd, turn left at West Ash St, turn left at Pacific Hwy
From Main Downtown Trolley Station (American Plaza):
Walk approximately two blocks heading North on India St toward West B St, turn left at West Ash St, turn left at Pacific Hwy
Metered parking is available, and public parking lots range from $8.00 - $12.00 (daily rate)
From San Diego International Airport:
Head West on North Harbor
Dr towards Winship Ln, make a U-turn at Winship Ln, turn left at West
Grape St, turn right at Pacific Hwy, turn left at West A St
From San Ysidro Port of Entry (South):
Take I-5 North to exit 17A, merge onto West Hawthorne St, turn left at Pacific Hwy, turn left at West A St
From San Diego Coastal (North):
Take I-5 South toward Downtown to
exit 17, merge onto Front St toward the Civic Center, turn right at
West Ash St, turn left at Pacific Hwy, take the first left onto West A
Apply online for expedited passport service as fast as 24 to 48 hours
What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the San Diego Passport Agency
- You will need your Social Security Number or your
- Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your
appointment. Earlier arrivals will not be admitted.
- Late arrivals, 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment,
will have to reschedule their appointments.
- Upon entry to the building, you will go through security,
including metal detectors.
- Take the elevator to the 10th floor.
- Go to check-in/information. Your appointment will
- You will be given a numbered ticket with the approximate,
current waiting time at the bottom. (We do our best to keep the waiting time
as short as possible.)
In a hurry? Get your passport in 24 hours
- When your number is called and/or appears on the television
monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.
Expedite Your Passport Now!
Click to Call for Expedited Service!