Yes, the Tempe South 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 South Station Location Overview
Tempe South Station is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Tempe, AZ you can go here for passport help. Tempe South 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 South Station is located in County, Arizona.
About Tempe South Station
Tempe South 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 South 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.
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Tempe South 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 South 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 South Station Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Maricopa County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 85284, 85283, 85224, 85282, 85044, 85202, 85048, 85226, 85274, 85287, 85286, 85210, 85244, 85246, 85225, 85233, 85280, 85042, 85285
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Tempe South Station?
Tempe South 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 180 miles from Tempe. You might also want to consider using a passport expediting company as it may save you time and hassles.
Does Tempe South Station charge for passports?
Tempe South Station is an acceptance agent, Tempe South 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 South Station?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Tempe South 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 South 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 South 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 South Station will not be able to assist any further.
What forms of payment does Tempe South Station accept?
You can pay for the acceptance agent fees and passport photos (if you have them taken at Tempe South Station) with cash, check, debit card, or money order. Your passport application fees will be paid separately by check or money order only.