Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports may take up to 18 weeks for routine service and 12 weeks for expedited processing.

Passport Application Acceptance Facilities in Encinitas, CA

Only one passport application acceptance facility is currently located in Encinitas, California. Places where American citizens can apply for a new passport in nearby towns have been included in the list below. Hours are limited and appointments are often required. Please call before visiting.

You should visit an application acceptance facility if you are applying for a new passport, renewing a child's passport or replacing one that was lost, stolen or damaged. Otherwise, you can send your application by mail. For places to apply in other cities besides Encinitas, visit the California passport office page.

The time it takes to get a passport application processed is estimated to be 4 and 6 weeks for standard service. Applicants can request expedited service for an additional $60. Expedited processing is estimated to take up to 3 weeks.

Those with urgent travel plans can apply at the San Diego Passport Agency. Evidence of travel is not required at this location. Processing time is from 8 business days to as fast as the same day. Travelers who need a passport quickly but are unable to visit the processing center can authorize a third party such as a friend, relative or professional passport courier service like Rush My Passport.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received and not when you mail them. Standard service may take up to 18 weeks from the day the application is submitted to the day the passport arrives at your door. This timeframe includes up to 12 weeks of processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing.

Expedited service may take up to 12 weeks -- 6 weeks processing and an additional 6 weeks mailing on the front and back end. Delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering extremely limited in-person services if you need to travel internationally in the next 72 hours. Those with qualified life-or-death emergencies are prioritized.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 72 hours (3 business days).

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment.

Mondays through Fridays 8 AM to 5PM, call ET 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, 202-647-4000

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FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
ENCINITAS MAIN POST OFFICE1150 GARDEN VIEW ROADENCINITASCA920247607531415
SOLANA BEACH POST OFFICE153 S SIERRA AVESOLANA BEACHCA920758587931667
SAN MARCOS POST OFFICE420 N. TWIN OAKS VALLEY RDSAN MARCOSCA920697607442371
OCEANSIDE MAIN POST OFFICE1895 AVENIDA DEL OROOCEANSIDECA920567608063866
CARMEL MOUNTAIN POSTAL STORE11251 RANCHO CARMEL DR.SAN DIEGOCA921288586740205
RANCHO BERNARDO POSTAL STORE16767 BERNARDO CENTER DRIVESAN DIEGOCA921288586744067
PALA VISTA ANNEX POST OFFICE1525 E VISTA WAYVISTACA920847604149710
ESCONDIDO MAIN POST OFFICE1157 WEST MISSION AVENUEESCONDIDOCA920257607457504
UNIVERSITY CITY RETAIL POST OFFICE - SAN DIEGO3298 GOVERNOR DRIVESAN DIEGOCA921228584536142
UCSD STUDENT SERVICES CENTER (SSC)9500 GILMAN DRIVELA JOLLACA920938582462620

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