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 only 2 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 six weeks to process an application by routine processing. A request for expedited service will reduce the processing time to two or three 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 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

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Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
USPO - SEATTLE MIDTOWN301 UNION STREETSEATTLEWA981012067485417
USPO - WESTWOOD STATION2721 SW TRENTON STSEATTLEWA981262069387769
USPO - MERCER ISLAND3040 78TH AVE SEMERCER ISLANDWA980402062328834
USPO - BELLEVUE12224 NE BEL-RED ROADBELLEVUEWA980054254547288
USPO - NORTH CITY STATION18336 AURORA N, STE 105SHORELINEWA981332065428075
USPO - REDMOND7241 185TH AVE NEREDMONDWA980524258693690
KITSAP COUNTY CLERK614 DIVISION ST.PORT ORCHARDWA983663603377164
USPO - RENTON HIGHLANDS4301 NE 4TH STREETRENTONWA980594252276304
USPO - LYNNWOOD6817 - 208TH ST. SWLYNNWOODWA980364257783447
USPO - DES MOINES STATION2003 S. 216TH ST.DES MOINESWA981982068243647

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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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