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

Seattle Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in Seattle, Wa.

There are 8 Seattle passport facilities located in the city where American citizens can submit applications for new passports. Be aware that many passport offices have limited operating hours and some require an appointment so be sure to call before you make the trip.

Applications for other passport services - renewals, name changes,and corrections, etc. - can be made by mail. For a list of acceptance facilities in cities other than Seattle, visit the Washington passport office page.

Seattle Passport Offices

Applications and supporting documents submitted at a Seattle passport office are reviewed by an authorized passport agent. The agent will administer an oath, witness the signing of the application form, place your form and documents in an envelope and seal it. You can then mail it directly to the processing center or to a registered expediter if you require this service.

Most application acceptance facilities are located in U.S. post offices although some are found in county clerks' offices and public libraries. There are quite a few places to choose from. Applicants are encouraged to call before visiting because a lot of facilities require an appointment or have limited operating hours.

It takes up to ten weeks to process an application by routine processing. A request for expedited service will reduce the processing time to four or six weeks. Those who require passports more quickly can use one of the methods listed below.

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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Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
CSC - SOUTHEAST CENTER3815 S. OTHELLO ST., STE. 105SEATTLEWA981182066150725
CSC - BALLARD5604 22ND AVE. NWSEATTLEWA981072066150725
CSC - CENTRAL464 12TH AVESEATTLEWA981222066150725
CSC - LAKE CITY12525 28TH AVE NESEATTLEWA981252066150725
CSC - SOUTHWEST2801 SW THISTLE STSEATTLEWA981262066150725
CSC - UNIVERSITY DISTRICT4534 UNIVERSITY WAY NESEATTLEWA981052066150725
KCDC - SEATTLE DIVISION516 3RD AVE, E327SEATTLEWA981042062059200
USPO - GEORGETOWN STATION620 S ORCAS STSEATTLEWA981082067649565
USPO - MERCER ISLAND3040 78TH AVE SEMERCER ISLANDWA980402062328834
RENTON MUNICIPAL COURT1055 S GRADY WAYRENTONWA980574254306550

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Seattle Passport Agency

The Seattle Passport Agency processes passports for American citizens who need to travel abroad in 14 days or submit their passports for foreign visas within 28 days. The first step to applying at the regional processing agency is to schedule a visit by calling the automated appointment system.

During periods when the number of travelers increases significantly, setting up an appointment can consume a lot of time. You can also expect long lines at the agency during these times. You should plan to arrive early in order to pass through security before being directed to the agency. Arriving late could result in your appointment being canceled.

Seattle Passport Expediting Services

Applicants who are unable to schedule an appointment prior to their departure date may still be able to obtain their travel document by employing the assitance of a Seattle passport expediter. Since expediters can submit applications on a daily basis, they can obtain same day passports for clients. This is a viable solution if you cannot submit the application yourself or if you just do not want to spend the time doing it.

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