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KCDC - Seattle Division: Passport Office in Seattle WA

KCDC - Seattle Division
King County Courthouse 516 3rd Avenue, Room E-327
Seattle, WA 98104
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST)
8:30AM - 4:00PM
8:30AM - 4:00PM
8:30AM - 4:00PM
8:30AM - 4:00PM
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: No, you will need to get passport photos taken before going there. Here is our passport photo guide for reference and here is a list of places to get passport photos in Seattle.

Seattle Passport Office: KCDC - Seattle Division Location Overview

KCDC - Seattle Division is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Seattle, WA you can go here for passport help. KCDC - Seattle Division is a Court 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 10 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Seattle. KCDC - Seattle Division is located in County, Washington.

About KCDC - Seattle Division

KCDC - Seattle Division is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the KCDC - Seattle Division 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

Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at KCDC - Seattle Division

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 KCDC - Seattle Division to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

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

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Seattle, WA

Seattle Passport Agency - 0.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 589 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 831.3 Miles

Passport Services Offered at KCDC - Seattle Division

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the KCDC - Seattle Division 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 - KCDC - Seattle Division 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.

KCDC - Seattle Division Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - King County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 98104, 98113, 98114, 98127, 98131, 98132, 98138, 98139, 98141, 98145, 98154, 98160, 98164, 98165, 98174, 98175, 98185, 98161, 98101

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at KCDC - Seattle Division?

KCDC - Seattle Division 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 Seattle. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The Seattle Passport Agency is only 0.1 miles away.

Does KCDC - Seattle Division charge for passports?

KCDC - Seattle Division is an acceptance agent, KCDC - Seattle Division 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 KCDC - Seattle Division?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at KCDC - Seattle Division? 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 KCDC - Seattle Division 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 KCDC - Seattle Division 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, KCDC - Seattle Division will not be able to assist any further.

Does KCDC - Seattle Division take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to KCDC - Seattle Division for the sealing of your passport. Do not go there without getting passport photos first or you will not get your application sealed. Here's the list of locations to get passport photos in Seattle.

What forms of payment does KCDC - Seattle Division accept?

At KCDC - Seattle Division, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.