Fifth and Yesler Building
Note: You may only make an appointment for a passport at the Seattle Passport Agency if you are traveling in the next 14 days or if you must first obtain a foreign travel visa for travel within the next 30 days.
Directions to Seattle Passport Agency
From the South, including Sea-Tac Airport:
Follow the signs to Seattle and I-5. Take I-5 North into downtown Seattle and take Exit 164A (multiple streets) and take the James Street exit one, keeping to the left. Turn left at James Street (west towards the water) to 5th Avenue (approximately 2 blocks) and make a left turn. The Fifth and Yesler Building will be on your left. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes from the airport.
From the North: Take I-5 South to the James Street. (Exit 165A). Exit downtown. Merge onto 6th Avenue and turn right onto James Street. Keep to the left and turn left on 5th Avenue. Then travel two blocks, the Fifth and Yesler Building will be on your left.
From the East:
Take I-90 to I-5 North. Exit at James Street. (Exit 165), keep to the left. Take James Street West (towards the water) to 5th Avenue (approximately 2 blocks) and make a left turn. Then travel two blocks, the Fifth and Yesler Building will be on your left.
From the West via ferry:
From the ferry terminal (Coleman Dock) drive east on Marion Street to 5th Avenue and make a left turn. Travel south on 5th Avenue for five blocks. The Fifth and Yesler Building is on your left (just before the Yesler St. overpass).
There are parking garages and lots located in several locations around the building. Some meter street parking is also available.
Public Transit Directions
Using (LINK) Central Link Light Rail from Sea-Tac Airport to Seattle
The Sound Transit Central Link light rail serves Sea-Tac Airport and downtown Seattle; there are 9 stops between the airport and the Chinatown/International District Station stop in downtown Seattle, about four blocks from the Seattle Passport Agency. The trip from the airport to downtown Seattle takes about 30 minutes.
The airport's light rail station is connected to the fourth floor of the main parking garage at the airport. To reach it from the main terminal and ticket counters, walk across the covered bridge to the garage and follow the pedestrian walkway through the garage (to your left as you cross the bridge). Please note that you cannot purchase tickets once on board the train. You may purchase a ticket from the ticket vending machine on the Link train platform.
Upon exiting the International District/Chinatown Station, walk North on Fifth Avenue for four blocks. The Fifth and Yesler Building will be on your right immediately after the Yesler street overpass.
Acceptance Agents near the Seattle Passport Agency
There are also acceptance agents in the following nearby cities: Bellevue, Renton, & Lynnwood - Acceptance agents are for those not needing a passport within the next (2-3) weeks. You can simply submit your passport application through an acceptance agent. In the case of passport renewals you can mail in an application.