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Barrow, Alaska Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

City of Barrow
2022 Ahkovak St
Barrow AK, 99723

In Barrow, Alaska there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Barrow 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 1 passport office in Barrow, there are (43) 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 the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Barrow, Alaska and Expedited Passport service options for Barrow.

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 Barrow Alaska

Showing the single passport office in Barrow:

City of Barrow

2022 Ahkovak St
Barrow, AK 99723

 


Regional Passport Offices Close to Barrow

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 - 1717.3 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 2271.5 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 2449.4 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 2541.8 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 2637 Miles



Barrow, Alaska Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Barrow 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 Barrow 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 Barrow will need to visit a passport office.
* Barrow 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 Barrow

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 Barrow 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 Barrow 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 Barrow

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

Browerville Alaska, Atqasuk Alaska, Wainwright Alaska

Passport Expediting in Barrow, Alaska

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Barrow. 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).

Need it Fast? Expedite Now or Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting


Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Barrow, Alaska

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Barrow simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Barrow 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 Barrow?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Barrow 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 is only one passport office in Barrow.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Barrow 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 Barrow?

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 Barrow, 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 Barrow?

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 Barrow?

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 Barrow.

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

UPS Store - Fairbanks - (434.7 mi)
On Geist One Block West Of University Avenue Next To McDonald's
3875 Geist Rd
Fairbanks AK 99709
(907) 479-2250
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #1342 - Fairbanks - (435.6 mi)
Photo Center
48 College Rd
Fairbanks AK 99701
(907) 205-3607
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Fairbanks Supercenter - (435.6 mi)
Photo Center
537 Johansen Expy
Fairbanks AK 99701
907-451-9915
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #15944 - Fairbanks - (435.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Old Steese & College
530 Old Steese Hwy
Fairbanks AK 99701
(907) 457-9301
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Fairbanks - (435.9 mi)
Across The Street From The Bentley Mall
607 Old Steese Hwy
Fairbanks AK 99701
(907) 452-2221
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Meadow Lakes City Center - (606.4 mi)
Meadow Lakes City Center - Corner of Parks Hwy/Pittman Rd
7362 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla AK 99654
(907) 373-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12681 - Wasilla - (608.2 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Palmer-Wasilla & Park
1721 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla AK 99654
(907) 631-0300
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Wasilla - (608.5 mi)
Photo Center
2521 E Mountain Village Dr
Wasilla AK 99654
(907) 376-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Wasilla Supercenter - (609 mi)
Photo Center
1350 S Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla AK 99654
907-376-9755
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Colony Plaza - (609.1 mi)
Photo Center
1150 S Colony Way
Palmer AK 99645
(907) 746-6245
Price: Cost varies by location



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