Passport Application Acceptance Services


Passport Acceptance Services is closed until further notice.

Due to the public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of State has extremely limited U.S. passport operations and is only processing applications for life-or-death emergencies. Therefore, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is unable to accept passport applications. If you have urgent travel plans and need immediate assistance obtaining a passport, please visit the U.S. Department of State's website for more information.

Once the Clerk of the Board's passport services reopens to the public, you will be able to schedule an appointment on this site.

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Renewing Your Passport?

You may be eligible to renew your passport by mail. However, please note that the U.S. Department of State has stated that if you renew now, you will experience significant delays of several months to receive your U.S. passport and the return of your citizenship evidence documents (such as birth certificates or naturalization certificates).



Parking at the County Administration Center

For people conducting business at the County Administration Center, free three-hour public parking is available in marked spaces in the underground parking garage located on Ash Street, between Pacific Highway and N. Harbor Drive. There is also metered street parking surrounding the building.

Need a passport right away?

There are walk-in passport facilities throughout the County. Click here for a list of facilties nearby or visit to search acceptance facilities.

If you are traveling in less than 2 weeks, you can make an appointment to apply in person at the San Diego Passport Agency. To make an appointment, customers are required to have an appointment, pay an additional expedited fee AND to show proof of immediate international travel.  Appointments can be made 24 hours a day via the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. The San Diego Passport Agency is located at 401 West A Street, 10th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101.

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