Community and Economic Development

Thursday, February 3, 2005

CONTACT:   Eric Symons
(619) 533-5318

Tim Graham
(619) 533-5130

City Offers U.S. Passport Application Processing
Community Service Centers Make it Easier to Get Passports

SAN DIEGO - With just a few months away from the summer travel season, residents may need to obtain or update their U.S. passports and the City of San Diego is making it easier by offering the processing service at each of its 11 Community Service Centers throughout the city. This useful service can save residents time and an unnecessary wait in long post office lines.

Community Service Center passport agents have the ability to process applications for individuals who have never been issued a United States Passport; whose latest passport was issued more than 15 years ago; whose valid passport has been lost or stolen; or whose most recent passport was issued when the applicant was under 16 years of age. Passport renewal applications are also available.

Those interested in the obtaining a passport at a Community Service Center will need to show proof of Citizenship, such as an original birth certificate or original naturalization certificate, as well as proof of identity such as a current driver's license or official military identification card. Passport applications for children under the age of 14 require both parents to be present or a notarized "statement of consent" from the non-appearing parent.

The cost for an adult passport is $85. For children under 16 the cost is $70. Passports are processed and mailed to applicant within four to six weeks, but the application can be expedited and the passport processed in two weeks for an additional $60 fee. For more information, call individual Community Service Centers or visit the City's Web site at www.sandiego.gov/servicecenters.

Carmel Valley3840 Valley Centre Drive # 602(858) 552-1607
Central2500 Commercial Street(619) 446-1000
Clairemont4731 Clairemont Drive(858) 581-4111
College/Rolando4704 College Avenue(619)516-3100
Market St.4690 Market Street(619) 527-3466
Mid-City4305 University Avenue(619) 641-6120
Navajo7381 Jackson Drive(619) 668-2700
Peninsula3740 Sports Arena Blvd. #2(619) 692-4970
Rancho Bernardo17110 Bernardo Center Drive(858) 538-8070
San Ysidro663 E. San Ysidro Blvd.(619) 424-0230
Scripps Ranch11885 Cypress Canyon Road(858) 538-8200

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With an emphasis on the City's urban core neighborhoods and low and moderate income residents, the Community and Economic Development Department strives to improve the quality of life and ensure a healthy economy in San Diego through job development, business development, neighborhood revitalization, public improvements, redevelopment, social services, and revenue enhancement.
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