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Anchorage, Alaska Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Anchorage, AK: Passport Offices & Application Process

USPO - Girdwood
118 Lindblad Ave
Anchorage AK, 99587

USPO - Downtown Station
344 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage AK, 99501

USPO - Sand Lake
2200 Strawberry Rd
Anchorage AK, 99502

In Anchorage, Alaska there are (3) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Anchorage passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 3 passport offices in Anchorage, there are (39) other passport offices in Alaska from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Anchorage, Alaska and Expedited Passport service options for Anchorage.

Local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can witness your signature and "officially" seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.


Passport Offices in Anchorage Alaska

Showing 3 passport offices in Anchorage:

USPO - Girdwood

118 Lindblad Ave
Anchorage, AK 99587

USPO - Downtown Station

344 W 3rd Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

USPO - Sand Lake

2200 Strawberry Rd
Anchorage, AK 99502

 

Other passport offices near Anchorage Alaska

USPO - Eagle River - Eagle River - 14.9 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Anchorage

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Seattle Passport Agency - 1245.3 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 1739 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 2025.6 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 2087.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 2125.9 Miles



Anchorage, Alaska Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Anchorage is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Anchorage or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Anchorage will need to visit a passport office.
* Anchorage isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Anchorage

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Anchorage or any other city in Alaska or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Anchorage are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.


Passport Service for Cities Near Anchorage

Residents of the following cities that are close to Anchorage can consider using the passport office services in Anchorage for their passport application sealing needs.

Fort Richardson Alaska, Hope Alaska, Big Lake Alaska, Alyeska Alaska, Houston Alaska, Wasilla Alaska, Beluga Alaska, Tyonek Alaska, Willow Alaska, Cooper Landing Alaska, Whittier Alaska, Sterling Alaska, Soldotna Alaska, Kenai Alaska, Seward Alaska, Skwentna Alaska, Talkeetna Alaska, Drift River Alaska, Ninilchik Alaska, Port San Juan Alaska

Passport Expediting in Anchorage, Alaska

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Anchorage. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Anchorage, Alaska

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Anchorage simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Anchorage contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

What is the application process of getting a passport in Anchorage?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Anchorage and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there are 3 passport offices in Anchorage.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Anchorage to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Anchorage?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Anchorage, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Anchorage?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Anchorage?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Anchorage.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Walgreens #12680 - Anchorage - (1.2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Northwood & Dimond
2197 W Dimond Blvd
Anchorage AK 99515
(907) 339-9600
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #10 - Anchorage - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
330 W Dimond Blvd
Anchorage AK 99515
(907) 349-2335
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - E Dimond Blvd - (2.1 mi)
Kings Row At Corner Of Dimond & King St, Opposite Toys R Us
205 E Dimond Blvd
Anchorage AK 99515
(907) 344-1211
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Anchorage Supercenter - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
8900 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage AK 99515
907-344-9900
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #15092 - Anchorage - (2.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Minnesota & Northern Lights
1470 W Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage AK 99503
(907) 770-2503
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - W 34th Ave - (2.9 mi)
In Dover Center At Corner Of 34th And C
200 W 34th Ave
Anchorage AK 99503
(907) 561-4410
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Anchorage Supercenter - (3.1 mi)
Photo Center
3101 A St
Anchorage AK 99503
907-563-6900
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #15654 - Anchorage - (3.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lake Otis & 88Th
2550 E 88Th Ave
Anchorage AK 99507
(907) 349-9292
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #13656 - Anchorage - (3.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Seward & Northern Lights
725 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage AK 99503
(907) 644-8400
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Huffman Rd - (3.6 mi)
At Old Seward And Huffman Near Carr's
1120 Huffman Rd
Anchorage AK 99515
(907) 345-7311
Price: Cost varies by location



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