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NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center: Passport Office in Seattle WA


Location:
NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center
Address:
4534 University Way NE
 
Seattle, WA 98105
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (PST)
Monday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday
10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday
10:00AM - 5:00PM


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: NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center Location Overview

NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Seattle, WA you can go here for passport help. NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center is a Municipal 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. NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center is located in County, Washington.

About NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center

NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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 NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center

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 NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center): 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 - 3.8 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 592.6 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 834.5 Miles

Passport Services Offered at NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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 - NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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.

NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - King County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 98105, 98195, 98115, 98102, 98103, 98112, 98109, 98129, 98122, 98119, 98107, 98191, 98124, 98170, 98190, 98194, 98181, 98039, 98125

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center?

NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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 3.8 miles away.

Does NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center charge for passports?

NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center is an acceptance agent, NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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 NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center? 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 NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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 NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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, NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center will not be able to assist any further.

Does NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center take passport photos?

No, you will have to get your passport photo taken before you go to NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center 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 NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center accept?

At NSC - University Neighborhood Service Center, 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.