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Surprise Branch Post Office: Passport Office in Surprise AZ


Location:
Surprise Branch Post Office
Address:
14955 W Bell Rd
 
Surprise, AZ 85374
 
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
Monday
By appointment only -
Tuesday
By appointment only -
Wednesday
By appointment only -
Thursday
By appointment only -
Friday
By appointment only 10:00AM-1:30PM & 2:00PM-4:00PM -


Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Surprise Branch 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 Surprise.


Surprise Passport Office: Surprise Branch Post Office Location Overview

Surprise Branch Post Office is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Surprise, AZ you can go here for passport help. Surprise Branch 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 is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Surprise. Surprise Branch Post Office is located in Surprise County, Arizona.

About Surprise Branch Post Office

Surprise Branch 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 Surprise Branch 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 Surprise Branch 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 Surprise Branch Post Office to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Surprise Branch 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 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 Surprise Branch Post Office

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Surprise Branch 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 - Surprise Branch 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 Surprise Branch Post Office.

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

Surprise Branch Post Office 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 Surprise Branch Post Office?

Surprise Branch 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?

It's about 230 miles roundtrip, so it is pretty far from Surprise to Western Passport Agency, the closest passport issuing agency. You might want to consider using a passport expediting service to save you the time of going there yourself.

Does Surprise Branch Post Office charge for passports?

Surprise Branch Post Office is an acceptance agent, Surprise Branch 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 Surprise Branch Post Office?

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

Does Surprise Branch Post Office take passport photos?

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

What forms of payment does Surprise Branch Post Office accept?

At Surprise Branch Post Office, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Surprise Branch 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.