Washington Passport Offices – How to get a passport in Washington

Washington Passport Offices are located in buildings across the state. You will find them in post offices, courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and libraries. In every site, agents are certified by the State Department to accept passport applications and fees to start the process. Once all the documents and fees are received, they are packed and sent to a processing center. The average time to process an application is 4-6 weeks.

If you need a passport sooner, you can ask for expedited service. Some facilities offer this service. Also, some require an appointment, so call before visiting an office. Here are some passport offices in cities across Washington. You can visit anyone and submit your forms.

Washington Passport Offices

Facility Address City Phone
USPO – Bellingham 315 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA 98225 Bellingham (360) 676-8538
USPO – Everett 3102 Hoyt Ave, Everett, WA 98201 Everett (425) 257-3208
Benton County Clerk 7122 W. Okanogan PL, Bldg. A, Kennewick, WA 99336 Kennewick (509) 735-8388
USPO – Mt. Vernon 1207 Cleveland Ave, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 Mt. Vernon (360) 336-5812
USPO – Olympia 900 Jefferson St SE, Olympia, WA 98501 Olympia (360) 570-6300
Renton Municipal Court 1055 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057 Renton (425) 430-6985
KCDC – Seattle Division 516 3rd Ave, E327, Seattle, WA 98104 Seattle (206) 205-9200
USPO – Liberty Park Station 1602 E. Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99202 Spokane (509) 532-9352
USPO – Tacoma Downtown Station 1102 A Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 Tacoma (253) 627-8247
USPO – Yakima 205 West Washington Ave, Yakima, WA 98903 Yakima (509) 225-1389

Expedited Passport Services

For those that come across unexpected circumstances and need a passport sooner than the regular processing time, expedited service will help in getting a new passport. With expedited service, you can get a passport in as little as 2-3 weeks. As part of the process, you must provide proof of travel and pay the additional fee. The expeditor submits all the necessary documents and puts a rush on the process.

Another expedited service is done by a passport agency. With a passport agency, you can get a passport in 24 hours. To get an interview at an agency, you must call the National Passport Center at (877) 487-2778. The operator will give you an appointment at the nearest agency if one is not located in the state you reside. Fortunately, Washington has an agency. Below are the address and business hours.

Seattle Passport Agency
Fifth and Yesler Building
300 5th Ave, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday

By Appointment Only
Closed on Federal Holidays

REAL ID Act of 2005

The REAL ID Act will soon change the type of ID we use at the airports. Congress has put into law that all state-issued ID cards and driver’s licenses have standard minimum security features to prevent counterfeiting. IDs without them will not be accepted by TSA agents at the airports. As of now, the law has not been fully implemented but soon will. To avoid being stopped, TSA has a list of alternative documents you can use. Here are a few from the list:

  • 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

If you have one or more of these documents, you can carry it with you when you go to the airport. If not, get a passport. A passport can be used to travel domestic, as well as international. So, visit your passport office to submit your application.

 

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.

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