Passport Application Acceptance Services


As a designated agent of the U.S. Department of State, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is pleased to offer passport acceptance services at the County Administration Center.  Passport acceptance service is offered at the County Administration Center on a walk-in basis between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on County holidays.

Walk-In Services
We are one of three facilities in San Diego County that provide walk-in passport acceptance services, therefore wait times can be lengthy. We are committed to ensuring that each application is properly reviewed for completeness and processed efficiently. Typically, longer wait times are from noon until 2 p.m. due to a higher volume of customers. Depending on customer volume, your wait time may be more than two hours (particularly around holidays and school breaks).

Additional walk-in passport facilities are located at (please check the agency's websites for hours of service):

University of California-San Diego (UCSD) Mail Services
9500 Gilman Drive, Suite MC-0047, La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 534-1164
Please note, UCSD does not issue money orders, therefore customers must bring checks or money orders for the applicable fees.

San Diego State University (SDSU) - International Student Center
1261 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 594-3800
Please note, SDSU does not issue money orders, therefore customers must bring checks or money orders for the applicable fees.

Make an Appointment
For those who may prefer to schedule an appointment, please contact other acceptance facilities in the county, including U.S. Post Office branches, which handle customers by appointment only.  To locate another passport acceptance facility to make an appointment, please visit .  

If you need your passport immediately, you can schedule an appointment with the San Diego Regional Passport Office. Customers are required to have an appointment AND need to show proof of travel within 30 calendar days if same day or next day service is requested. Customers can submit an application with an appointment (preferred) or walk-in without proof of travel and anticipate receipt of their passport within eight days. Appointments can be made 24 hours a day via the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. All customers seen in the Regional Office will be charged an expedited fee of $60.00. Emergencies do not require an appointment, but proof is required such as a death certificate, etc. The San Diego Regional Passport Office is located at 401 West A Street, 10th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.


What You Need to Apply for a Passport

Passport Options and Fees


The County Administration Center (CAC) is conveniently located near downtown San Diego at 1600 Pacific Highway , (Room 402 for Passport Services), San Diego, 92101. The CAC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on County holidays. For public transit information, please visit our parking information page .

The CAC offers free three-hour public parking in marked spaces for people conducting County business in the underground parking garage located on Ash Street, between Pacific Highway and N. Harbor Drive.

For additional questions, please contact us at (619) 531-5500.

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