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

Western Passport Center in Tucson, Arizona

The Western Passport Center in Tucson, Arizona expedites passport applications for U.S. citizens and foreign residents who must travel out of the country in 14 days or need to submit their passports for a foreign visa in 28 days. It has been called a "mega-adjudication center" that "combines the efficiency of a high-volume production environment with personal customer service." To apply at the Passport Center, you have to first make an appointment by calling the automated system toll-free.

If you do not need to travel outside the United States or apply for a visa so soon, you must apply in person for a new passport at a Passport Application Acceptance Facility or submit an application for a passport renewal by mail.

Applicants who cannot personally visit the Passport Center can apply through a professional passport expediting service.

Western Passport Center
7373 East Rosewood Street
Tucson, AZ 85710

Appointments Available From

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday,  Wednesday, Friday

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday

All Federal Holidays are excluded

Automated Appointment Number

(Available 24 hours/7 days)
1-877-487-2778

Processing Times

Passports are issued according to travel plans. Same day passports are issued in emergency situations.

*This agency only issues the U.S. passport book on-site.

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 5 business days. 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 5 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

You can schedule your appointment up to 2 weeks before your international travel but the date of your appointment must be within 5 business days of your international travel. If you need a foreign visa, the date of your appointment must be within 10 business days of your international travel.

Map

How to Get to the Western Passport Center

By Car:

From South: Take I-19 North to I-10 West to Exit 257 (Speedway Blvd). Turn right onto Speedway Blvd. Travel approximately 8 miles on East Speedway Blvd and, after crossing North Kolb St, turn right onto North Finance Center Dr. Turn left onto East Rosewood St. The Western Passport Center is on the left at 7373 E. Rosewood St. Western Passport Center is co-located with the building at 7333 East Rosewood St. The entrance to the Western Passport Center does not face East Rosewood St but is on the right-hand side of the building located at 7333 East Rosewood St, under the canvas awning.

From North: Take I-10 East to the Speedway Blvd exit (Exit 257). Turn left onto Speedway Blvd. Go approximately 8 miles on East Speedway Blvd and, after crossing North Kolb St, turn right onto North Finance Center Dr. Turn left onto East Rosewood St. The Western Passport Center is co-located with the building at 7333 East Rosewood St. The entrance to the Western Passport Center does not face East Rosewood St but is on the right-hand side of the building located at 7333 East Rosewood St, under the canvas awning.

From West: Take I-10 East to the Speedway Blvd exit (Exit 257). Turn left onto Speedway Blvd. Go approximately 8 miles on East Speedway Blvd and, after crossing North Kolb St, turn right onto North Finance Center Dr. Turn left onto East Rosewood St. The Western Passport Center is co-located with the building at 7333 East Rosewood St. The entrance to the Western Passport Center does not face East Rosewood St but is on the right-hand side of the building located at 7333 East Rosewood St, under the canvas awning.

From East: Take I-10 West to the Kolb Rd exit (Exit 270). Turn right onto South Kolb Rd (heading north). Go approximately 6.5 miles and, after crossing East Broadway St, turn right onto East Rosewood St. The Western Passport Center is co-located with the building at 7333 East Rosewood St. The entrance to the Western Passport Center does not face East Rosewood St but is on the right-hand side of the building located at 7333 East Rosewood St, under the canvas awning.

FROM TUCSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Take South Tucson Blvd to the Airport Exit. Turn right onto East Valencia Rd. Go approximately 5.5 miles and turn left onto South Kolb Rd. Go approximately 6.5 miles and, after crossing East Broadway St, turn right onto East Rosewood St. The Western Passport Center is co-located with the building at 7333 East Rosewood St. The entrance to the Western Passport Center does not face East Rosewood St but is on the right-hand side of the building located at 7333 East Rosewood St, under the canvas awning. (Travel time is approximately 25 minutes)

By Public Transportation
7373 East Rosewood St is nto far from the nearest Sun Tran bus stop. For route, fare and schedule information, visit http://suntran.com or call (520) 792-9222.

Parking Info
Public parking is available in the parking lot on the right-hand side of the building located at 7333 East Rosewood St or in the parking lot across the street.

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What to Do When You Arrive for Your Appointment at the Western Passport Center

  • You will need your Social Security Number or your confirmation number.
  • To maximize customer comfort and comply with fire and safety regulations, Passport Agency public waiting areas are limited to applicants, required witnesses, and those accompanying minors or disabled applicants or serving as interpreters. 
  • Upon entry to the building, you will go through security, including metal detectors.
  • Go to check-in/information window.  Your appointment will be verified.
  • You will be given a numbered ticket with the approximate, current waiting time at the bottom.  (We do our best to keep the waiting time as short as possible.)
  • Please take a seat. 
  • When your number is announced and appears on the television monitor, go to the number of the window indicated.
  • For information on what you need to bring to your appointment, see our information on How to Apply in Person for a Passport.

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