Tempe Apache Station: Passport Office in Tempe AZ

Last Reviewed on April 23rd, 2022

Tempe Apache Station
1962 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
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By appointment only 9:30am-1:30pm Mon-Fri -

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes

Passport Photos: Yes, the Tempe Apache Station takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos. If you want your passport photos taken before you go to the acceptance agent, here is a list of places to get passport photos in Tempe.

Tempe Passport Office: Tempe Apache Station Location Overview

Tempe Apache Station is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Tempe, AZ you can go here for passport help. Tempe Apache Station 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 3 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Tempe. Tempe Apache Station is located in County, Arizona.

About Tempe Apache Station

Tempe Apache Station is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Tempe Apache Station 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 Tempe Apache Station

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 Tempe Apache Station to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Tempe Apache Station): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Tempe. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Tempe, AZ

Western Passport Agency - 90.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 266.5 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 292.4 Miles

Passport Services Offered at Tempe Apache Station

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Tempe Apache Station 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 - Tempe Apache Station 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.

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

Tempe Apache Station Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Maricopa County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 85281, 85285, 85280, 85287, 85257, 85082, 85062, 85274, 85282, 85008, 85267, 85271, 85252, 85251, 85214, 85216, 85275, 85277, 85211

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at Tempe Apache Station?

Tempe Apache Station 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 possible and not too inconvenient as Western Passport Agency is close enough to travel to in a single day. The round trip to the Western Passport Agency is only around 190 miles from Tempe. You might also want to consider using a passport expediting company as it may save you time and hassles.

Does Tempe Apache Station charge for passports?

Tempe Apache Station is an acceptance agent, Tempe Apache Station 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 Tempe Apache Station?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Tempe Apache Station? 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 Tempe Apache Station 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 Tempe Apache Station 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, Tempe Apache Station will not be able to assist any further.

Does Tempe Apache Station take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Please see: List of locations in Tempe to get passport photos.

What forms of payment does Tempe Apache Station accept?

At Tempe Apache Station, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Tempe Apache Station 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.

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