Passport Offices Near Alaska

Alaska Passport Offices are in different buildings across the state. You will find many in post offices, some in the county and municipal offices, county clerks and libraries. There is no regional passport office in Alaska. At these sites, you can submit your application to begin the process or renewing an expired passport or get one for the first time. By doing so, you will find out which document is necessary for the process.

Alaska Passport Offices Services

Routine and expedited processing are offered at the post offices. Routine or regular processing takes about 4 to 8 weeks to get a passport after submitting the form and supporting documents. With expediting processing, you will get your passport in 2 to 3 weeks. Of course, these times are correct if there are no errors on the application or missing documents. To use expediting, you must provide proof of travel and pay an extra fee.

Private Expeditor or Regional Passport Agency

The passport service at the post office is usually used by people who are not in a rush for a passport and can wait up to eight weeks for a passport. However, if you have an emergency and you must leave the US in a day or two, and your passport expired, you can use a private expeditor or visit a regional passport agency. With a private expeditor, you must submit your application, supporting documents, two letters of authorization, and proof of travel. You must also pay the passport fee and the expeditor cost. At a regional passport agency, you must appear in person to get a passport the same day. Also, you must obtain an appointment first by calling the National Passport Information Center toll free number. You must submit your application, supporting documents, and proof of travel. The nearest passport agency is in Washington.

Getting Your Passport in Alaska

With all the options available, you can have a passport in a day, with proof of need, or in eight weeks through the average processing time. A passport application fee is the same at any location, but the cost for expedited varies. So, it is best to start the process early to be ready for your next trip.

Expedited Service

You may request expedited service in these locations which will cut down the processing time to 4-6 weeks at an additional fee.

You can also utilize the services of an authorized expediting service such as Fastport Passport which can process your passport in as little as 24-48 hours. Fees vary depending upon the service provided and handling is usually done using an overnight delivery service such as Fedex.

Finding a Passport Agency in Alaska

The app on this official site provided by the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular affairs allows you to find an office nearest your location or a full list of offices.

It also contains the facility name, address, facility type, phone numbers and hours. You can also find a full list of offices below.

Please keep in mind that not all passport locations have handicap access, on site photos or nearby photo capability. The app will enable you to determine this information as well. You can search by zip code and distance from the zip code, by state and by City. Note: you are not required to stipulate the city. If not you will get a longer list of all cities in the state or cities nearest the desired zip code.

Finding a Regional Passport Office Near You

The advantage of finding a nearby regional passport office is the ability to significantly shorten the processing time. In some cases a traveler with urgent plans can obtain a passport in under 48 hours with “will call” service. There are only 26 regional offices throughout the United States and an appointment must be made. The nearest regional offices to Alaska is Seattle.

Authorized expediting agents can process your passport in 24- 48 hours as well which will avoid the inconvenience of visiting a regional office.