Handicap Accessible (ADA):
Northwest Regional Court
14264 W Tierra Buena Ln
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
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 Surprise
Surprise Passport Office: Northwest Regional Court Location Overview
Northwest Regional Court is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Surprise, AZ you can go here for passport help. Northwest Regional Court 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 is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Surprise. Northwest Regional Court is located in County, Arizona.
About Northwest Regional Court
Northwest Regional Court is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Northwest Regional Court 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 Northwest Regional Court
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 Northwest Regional Court to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Northwest Regional Court): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Surprise. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Surprise, AZ
Western Passport Agency - 114.5 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 246.2 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 303.3 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Northwest Regional Court
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Northwest Regional Court 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 - Northwest Regional Court 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.
Northwest Regional Court Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Maricopa County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 85374, 85388, 85387, 85379, 85376, 85375, 85355, 85378, 85335, 85309, 85373, 85363, 85396, 85372, 85361, 85351, 85307, 85340, 85395
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Northwest Regional Court?
Northwest Regional Court 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?
Does Northwest Regional Court charge for passports?
Northwest Regional Court is an acceptance agent, Northwest Regional Court 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 Northwest Regional Court?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Northwest Regional Court? 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 Northwest Regional Court 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 Northwest Regional Court 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, Northwest Regional Court will not be able to assist any further.
Does Northwest Regional Court take passport photos?
No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to Northwest Regional Court 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 Surprise.
What forms of payment does Northwest Regional Court accept?
You can pay for the acceptance agent fees with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.