Where Alaska Residents Can Apply For a New Passport
Alaska residents have several options when it comes to where they can apply for a new passport. Passport application acceptance facilities can be found throughout the state, mostly in post offices or county government offices. Agents at these facilities witness the signing of application form DS-11.
One or more acceptance facility are located in the following Alaska boroughs or census areas: Aleutians East Borough, Aleutians West Census Area, Anchorage Municipality, Bethel Census Area, Bristol Bay Borough, Denali Borough, Dillingham Census Area, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Haines Borough, Juneau City and Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Kodiak Island Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Nome Census Area, North Slope Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Prince of Wales-Outer Ketchikan Census Area, Sitka City and Borough, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon CA, Southeast Fairbanks CA, Valdez-Cordova CA, Wrangell-Petersburg CA, Yakutat City and Borough
If no passport office is located in your borough or census area, look in one or more of the surrounding boroughs or census areas. JKenai Peninsula Borough has the highest number of acceptance facilities with at least four. Several boroughs and census areas have at least three passport offices. Juneau, the state capital only has two. Their locations are as follows.
USPO – Federal Building Station
709 W. 9th St.
Juneau, AK 99801
USPO-Mendenhall Station (Juneau)
9491 Vintage Blvd.
Juneau, AK 99803-9997
When you submit your application at an acceptance facility, you can request either regular processing or expedited services. Regular processing takes four to six weeks. Expedited passports are processed within two to three weeks. It can take longer during peak travel season or when there is an unexpected surge in the number of applications submitted.
If it is necessary to obtain your passport within 14 days or less or you need to get your passport and a travel visa within 28 days, then you can submit your application at the passport agency that attends residents of Alaska. The address is as follows:
Seattle Passport Agency
Henry Jackson Federal Building
915 Second Avenue, Suite 992
Seattle, WA 98174-1091
The first step is to schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-487-2778. If often takes numerous attempts to get through. You should arrive at the Seattle passport agency no more than 15 minutes early. Take the the completed but unsigned application Form DS-11, evidence of citizenship, proof of identity, two passport photos and and the appropriate payment with you. You should also have your Social Security card with you. You passport should be delivered to you that same day.