Arizona Passport Offices – Where to get a Passport in Arizona?

A passport in Arizona can be obtained in over 100 passport offices for Citizens of the United States. You can submit your application at your local post offices, courthouse buildings, county clerk offices and other government appointed facilities.

Many acceptance facilities such as regional offices require you to have an appointment, so be sure to call before visiting. To make an appointment, call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. You can do so 24 hours a day. Some passport office hours may vary and may exclude Federal Holidays.

Arizona has several counties that have acceptance facilities in more populated areas such as Chandler, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Yuma, Glendale, Flagstaff, and Tempe. The highest numbers of Arizona passport offices are in Maricopa County where you can submit your application to obtain your passport. Below is the location of a few major Passport Offices in Arizona.

Some Arizona Passport Offices

Facility Address City State Zip Phone
US Post Office at ASU 1100 E University Dr. Temple AZ 85281 (480) 727-7373
US Passport Acceptance Facility 240 N Stone Ave Tucson AZ 85701 (520) 724-3210
Scottsdale Passport Office 7447 E Indian School Rd Suite 110 Scottsdale AZ 85251 (480) 312-7277
University of Arizona US Passport Office 935 N Tyndall Ave Tucson AZ 85719 (520) 626-7161
City of Avondale City Hall 11465 Civic Center Dr. Avondale AZ 85323 (623) 333-1000
Scottsdale Clerk’s Office 3939 N Drinkwater Blvd Scottsdale AZ 85251 (480) 312-2412
US State Department 401 W Washington St #45 Phoenix AZ 85003 (602) 364-7842

Processing Time

A passport processing time is routinely 4-6 weeks from the time the application was received. Check with an expeditor if you need a passport in shorter processing time.

Expediting Service

If you are in a rush and need a passport in less than four weeks, an expediting service agent can assist you with it. With expediting service, the service agent can have the application process in as little as 2-3 weeks. If you need an emergency passport, this agency can get you an emergency passport in 24 hours. In this case, you must provide documents to show proof of emergency. Keep in mind that this service will cost an additional fee.

Also, an expediting service agent can assist you in getting a passport for a minor. The agent could help you to renew an old passport and even if your passport was lost or stolen. Here is a list of some passport agencies in and around Arizona. Currently, there is only one agency in Arizona but a few in neighboring state of California. If you are near or in California, you can stop by one of these agencies to get your application process. Or, you can contact them by phone to set up an appointment. This option will more than likely get your service right away instead of walking in. Call the National Passport Center hotline toll free number at (877) 487-2778 to get in contact with your nearest agency. The nearest passport agencies are listed below.

Western Passport Center
7373 Eat Rosewood Street, Tucson, AZ 85710

Hours:
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

Los Angeles Passport Agency
West L.A. Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1000, Los Angeles, CA 90024-3602

Hours:
7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

San Diego Passport Agency
1 Columbia Place
401 West A St, 10th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101

Hours:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act

In 2005, the House of Representatives passed a bill into law called the REAL ID Act. The purpose of this bill is for all states to have a standard form of ID. Individually, the IDs must all display specific information on them. On each ID the following information must be present:

  • Full legal name
  • Residential address
  • Birthdate
  • Gender
  • Driver’s license or identification card number
  • Digital front-facing photograph
  • Signature

Some states already agreed to this new act while others are in disagreement or slow to implement it. Recently, the new administration imposes this law on all states, and it should be in place by the end of 2017. Nevertheless, for citizens without the unique ID must provide a valid U.S. passport or permanent residency card as proof of identification. Therefore, people without a passport or residency card will not be allowed to board a plane. Also, people will not be allowed to go anywhere a valid ID is required. So, if you don’t have a passport or your passport expired, you should apply for one as soon as you can.

Currently, Arizona is compliant with the Real ID Act. Therefore, any issued state id has met all the criteria put in place by Homeland Security. If your id is not current, then you should visit your Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and apply for another.

To prevent any issues you may encounter at the airport, apply for an alternative identification document that is acceptable by the REAL ID Act. Such documents can be:

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. passport card
  • DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
  • U.S. military ID (active duty or retired military and their dependents, and DoD civilians)
  • Permanent resident card
  • HSPD-12 PIV card

One of many advantages of owning one of these documents is that the document can be used to travel domestically, as well as internationally. So, it would be best to have one to help reduce the chance of having any difficulty when you decide to travel.

Word of advice:

When completing any forms, please follow the directions attached to each type. If you don’t follow the instructions correctly, your application process will not continue on schedule.
Below you will find a list of passport processing facilities in and around your county. Click on the one nearest you to get the necessary information you will need to proceed with your passport application.

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