Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

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 8 and 11 weeks for standard service. Applicants can request expedited service for an additional $60. Expedited processing is estimated to take up to 7 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 at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 7 and 10 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 4 to 6 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering two types of appointments: Life-of-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.

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 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 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET, call 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, call 202-647-4000.

For Urgent Travel Service, you need to call 14 days before your scheduled international travel or 28 days if you also need to secure a foreign visa.

If you need to travel urgently for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency, please call the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

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FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
ENCINITAS MAIN POST OFFICE1150 GARDEN VIEW ROADENCINITASCA920247607531415
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 FINANCE POST OFF - SAN DIEGO3298 GOVERNOR DRIVESAN DIEGOCA921228584536142
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO1 GREENHOUSE LANELA JOLLACA920938582465247
CITY OF SANTEE, CITY CLERKS OFFICE10601 MAGNOLIA AVENUESANTEECA920716192584100

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