Lawai Post Office: Passport Office in Lawai HI
Last Reviewed on March 18th, 2023
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 Lawai.
Lawai Passport Office: Lawai Post Office Location OverviewLawai Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Lawai, HI you can go here for passport help. Lawai 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 NO other passport acceptance agent offices located in Lawai. Lawai Post Office is located in County, Hawaii.
About Lawai Post Office
Lawai 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 Lawai 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
Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Name Change Application
Passport Processing Times at Lawai 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 Lawai Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Lawai 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 Lawai. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Lawai, HI
Honolulu Passport Agency - 99.1 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 2134 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 2276.7 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Lawai Post Office
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Lawai 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 - Lawai 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.
Lawai Post Office Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in - Kauai County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 96765, 96756, 96716, 96705, 96766, 96747, 96715, 96741, 96746, 96752, 96722, 96796, 96751, 96754, 96714, 96703,
Frequently asked questions
Lawai 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.
It's possible and not too inconvenient as Honolulu Passport Agency is close enough to travel to in a single day. The round trip to the Honolulu Passport Agency is only around 200 miles from Lawai. You might also want to consider using a passport expediting company as it may save you time and hassles.
Lawai Post Office is an acceptance agent, Lawai 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.
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Lawai 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.
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.
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, Lawai Post Office will not be able to assist any further.
No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Lawai Post Office 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 Lawai.
At Lawai Post Office, 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.