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

Anchorage Passport Acceptance Facility List

The only location in Anchorage to apply for a U.S. passport is listed below along with facilities in nearby cities and towns. For more options, visit the complete list of Alaska application acceptance facilities. Be aware that passport offices have restricted operating hours and most require applicants to schedule an appointment. Phone numbers are listed so that you can call. For post office locations, you may schedule an appointment online.

Getting a new passport requires you to submit a completed Form DS-11, a recent passport photo, proof of U.S. citizenship, identification document and a copy of the ID. Evidence of a legal name change is also required if your name has been changed by marriage, divorce, adoption or court order.

Passport applications are processed by routine service in 6 and 8 weeks unless you request expedited services. In this case, processing time can be reduced to 2 or 3 weeks. If you have an emergency and need to get a passport faster, you can either schedule an appointment at the nearest processing center which is the Seattle passport agency. If you are unable to travel to one of these agencies, you can employ the services of a registered courier service such as 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 8 and 11 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 5 to 7 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 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



FacilityAddressCityStateZIPPhone
USPO - ANCHORAGE4141 POSTMARK DR.ANCHORAGEAK995199072663266
USPO - EAGLE RIVER11471 BUSINESS BLVD.EAGLE RIVERAK995779076942732
USPO - WILLOW13232 N. MCKINLEY WAYWILLOWAK996889074956266
USPO - GIRDWOOD118 LINDBLAD AVE.GIRDWOODAK995879077832922
USPO - WASILLA401 N. MAIN ST.WASILLAAK996549073731910
USPO - KENAI140 BIDARKA STKENAIAK996119072837771
COLONY HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY9550 COLONY SCHOOLS DRPALMERAK996459078615538
SEWARD COMMUNITY LIBRARY239 - 6TH AVESEWARDAK996649072244082
USPO - HOMER3658 HEATH STREETHOMERAK996039072356120
ALASKA COURT SYSTEM - STATE OFFICE500 WATER STCORDOVAAK995749074243378

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