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Kapalama Post Office: Passport Office in Honolulu HI

Kapalama Post Office
1271 N King St
Honolulu, HI 96817
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST-2)
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Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Kapalama Post Office takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos, it has a lot of great information about the specifics of passport photos. We have also compiled a list of places to get passport photos in Honolulu.

Honolulu Passport Office: Kapalama Post Office Location Overview

Kapalama Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Honolulu, HI you can go here for passport help. Kapalama Post Office is a Postal facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There are 9 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Honolulu. Kapalama Post Office is located in Honolulu County, Hawaii.

About Kapalama Post Office

Kapalama Post Office is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Kapalama Post Office is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

No Need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at Kapalama Post Office

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at Kapalama Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Kapalama Post Office): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Honolulu. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Honolulu, HI

Honolulu Passport Agency - 2.7 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 2078.4 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 2210.9 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Kapalama Post Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Kapalama Post Office will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - Kapalama Post Office is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

Kapalama Post Office Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Honolulu County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 96817, 96837, 96813, 96822, 96819, 96823, 96809, 96808, 96807, 96806, 96804, 96803, 96802, 96838, 96801, 96810, 96811, 96805, 96849

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Kapalama Post Office?

Kapalama Post Office does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

There is a regional passport office close to Honolulu. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The Honolulu Passport Agency is only 2.7 miles away.

Does Kapalama Post Office charge for passports?

Kapalama Post Office is an acceptance agent, Kapalama Post Office does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at Kapalama Post Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Kapalama Post Office? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does Kapalama Post Office do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can Kapalama Post Office tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, Kapalama Post Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does Kapalama Post Office take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Here are a list of additional locations in Honolulu that takes passport photos.

What forms of payment does Kapalama Post Office accept?

You can pay for the acceptance agent fees and passport phtos (if you have them taken at Kapalama Post Office) with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.