Handicap Accessible (ADA):
Tucson Rita Ranch
8235 S Houghton Rd
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
By appointment only -
By appointment only -
By appointment only -
By appointment only Tue-Fri 9am-12noon -
No Passport Photos:
Yes, the Tucson Rita Ranch 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 Tucson
Tucson Passport Office: Tucson Rita Ranch Location Overview
Tucson Rita Ranch is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Tucson, AZ you can go here for passport help. Tucson Rita Ranch 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 12 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Tucson. Tucson Rita Ranch is located in County, Arizona.
About Tucson Rita Ranch
Tucson Rita Ranch is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the Tucson Rita Ranch 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 Name Change Application
Passport Processing Times at Tucson Rita Ranch
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 Tucson Rita Ranch to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.
Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at Tucson Rita Ranch): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Tucson. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.
Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Tucson, AZ
Western Passport Agency - 10.5 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 215.3 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 329.6 Miles
Passport Services Offered at Tucson Rita Ranch
Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the Tucson Rita Ranch 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 - Tucson Rita Ranch 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.
Tucson Rita Ranch Service Area Radius
This passport office is located in -
Pima County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 85747, 85744, 85730, 85748, 85641, 85710, 85708, 85707, 85756, 85711, 85715, 85732, 85751, 85749, 85714, 85706, 85712, 85725, 85734
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get a passport at Tucson Rita Ranch?
Tucson Rita Ranch 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 Tucson. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The Western Passport Agency is only 10.5 miles away.
Does Tucson Rita Ranch charge for passports?
Tucson Rita Ranch is an acceptance agent, Tucson Rita Ranch 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 Tucson Rita Ranch?
If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at Tucson Rita Ranch? 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 Tucson Rita Ranch 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 Tucson Rita Ranch 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, Tucson Rita Ranch will not be able to assist any further.
Does Tucson Rita Ranch take passport photos?
What forms of payment does Tucson Rita Ranch accept?
At Tucson Rita Ranch, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since Tucson Rita Ranch 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.