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Palos Heights Post Office: Passport Office in Palos Heights IL

Informative guide about passports with specific details for Palos Heights Post Office, a passport office in Palos Heights. Local passport offices like this Palos Heights passport office are passport application sealing facilities only (AKA an "Acceptance Agent").

Palos Heights Post Office
12238 S Harlem Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Hours of Operation Shown in (CST)
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm
10:00am - 3:00pm

Handicap Accessible (ADA): No

Passport Photos: Yes, the Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights.

Palos Heights Passport Office: Palos Heights Post Office Location Overview

Palos Heights Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Palos Heights, IL you can go here for passport help. Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights. Palos Heights Post Office is located in Palos Heights County, Illinois.

About Palos Heights Post Office

Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Palos Heights, IL

Chicago Passport Agency - 14.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 215.1 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 402.6 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Palos Heights Post Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Palos Heights 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 - Palos Heights 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, please see processing times for Palos Heights Post Office.

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

Palos Heights Post Office Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Cook County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 60463, 60482, 60415, 60462, 60465, 60445, 60803, 60454, 60453, 60464, 60452, 60472, 60655, 60457, 60456, 60406, 60459, 60469, 60480

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Palos Heights Post Office?

Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The Chicago Passport Agency is only 14.9 miles away.

Does Palos Heights Post Office charge for passports?

Palos Heights Post Office is an acceptance agent, Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights Post Office?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights 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 Palos Heights 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, Palos Heights Post Office will not be able to assist any further.

Does Palos Heights Post Office take passport photos?

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

What forms of payment does Palos Heights Post Office accept?

At Palos Heights Post Office, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Palos Heights Post Office takes passport photos there, you can also pay for photos with the same payment methods. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.