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

Tacoma Passport - Applying for a Passport in Tacoma, Wa.

Americans citizens can submit applications at the Tacoma passport offices listed below if they are applying for a first-time passport, renewing a passport issued to a minor age 15 or younger or replacing a passport that was lost, stolen or significantly damaged. These services require the applicant to appear in public and submit evidence of U.S. citizenship and proof of identity along with a passport photo.

Applying through a passport office in Tacoma can take up to 11 weeks to process. This can be reduced to 7 weeks if you request and pay for expedited service. Passports can be issued in less time if you schedule an appointment at the Seattle Passport Agency. The agency only receives applications from those can provide evidence of travel within 30 days.

Those who are unable to visit the Seattle agency can get a passport quickly by employing the services of a registered expediter 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 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.

Facility NameStreet AddressCityStateZIPPhone
PIERCE COUNTY AUDITOR2401 S 35TH ST, RM. 200TACOMAWA984092537987427
CITY OF FIRCREST - PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPT.115 RAMSDELL STFIRCRESTWA984662532384135
USPO - UNIVERSITY PLACE6817 27TH STREET WTACOMAWA984662535667133
USPO - LAKEWOOD5409 100TH STREET SWLAKEWOODWA984992539838266
USPO - EVERGREEN STATION4001 SOUTH PINE STREETTACOMAWA984132534715384
USPO - TACOMA DOWNTOWN STATION1102 A STREETTACOMAWA984022536274026
UPSO - DUPONT1313 THOMPSON CIRCLEDUPONTWA983272539648333
CITY OF FEDERAL WAY33325 8TH AVENUE SOUTHFEDERAL WAYWA980032538352603
USPO - SUMNER1313 FRYAR AVESUMNERWA983902538919601
CITY OF AUBURN25 W MAIN STREETAUBURNWA980012539313039

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