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Ketchikan, Alaska Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

USPO - Ketchikan
3609 Tongass Ave
Ketchikan AK, 99901

In Ketchikan, 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 Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan, 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 Ketchikan, Alaska and Expedited Passport service options for Ketchikan.

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 Ketchikan Alaska

Showing the single passport office in Ketchikan:

USPO - Ketchikan

3609 Tongass Ave
Ketchikan, AK 99901


Other passport offices near Ketchikan Alaska

USPO - Hyder - Hyder - 48.5 Miles
USPO - Wrangell - Wrangell - 63.3 Miles
Petersburg Public Library - Petersburg - 90.8 Miles
USPO - Sitka - Sitka - 158.2 Miles
USPO - Federal Building Station - Juneau - 191.1 Miles
USPO-Mendenhall Station (Juneau) - Juneau - 197.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Ketchikan

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 - 584.4 Miles
San Francisco Passport Agency - 1127.9 Miles
Los Angeles Passport Agency - 1398.5 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 1420.4 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 1494.8 Miles

Ketchikan, Alaska Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan

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

Loring Alaska, Metlakatla Alaska, Kasaan Alaska, Thorne Bay Alaska, Dora Bay Alaska, Hyder Alaska, Stewart British Columbia, Hydaburg Alaska, Coffman Cove Alaska, Klawock Alaska, Gingolx British Columbia, Craig Alaska, Wrangell Alaska, Naukati Bay Alaska, Waterfall Alaska, Whale Pass Alaska, Tokeen Alaska, Port Alice Alaska, Edna Bay Alaska, Prince Rupert British Columbia

Passport Expediting in Ketchikan, Alaska

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Ketchikan. 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 Ketchikan, Alaska

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan.
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 Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan?

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 Ketchikan, 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 Ketchikan?

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 Ketchikan?

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 Ketchikan.

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

Walmart Ketchikan Store - (18.1 mi)
Photo Center
4230 Don King Rd
Ketchikan AK 99901
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Costco Store #107 - Juneau - (195.1 mi)
Photo Center
5225 Commercial Blvd
Juneau AK 99801
(907) 780-6740
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Blaine - (506 mi)
Blaine Station Shopping Center
1733 H St
Blaine WA 98230
(360) 306-3159
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #7782 - Ferndale - (516.5 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Haggen Dr & Main St
1901 Main St
Ferndale WA 98248
(360) 384-7658
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #1216 - Bellingham - (520.7 mi)
Photo Center
4125 Arctic Ave
Bellingham WA 98226
(360) 671-6947
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walmart Bellingham Store - (521 mi)
Photo Center
4420 Meridian St
Bellingham WA 98226
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Bellingham - (521.4 mi)
Next To The Holiday Inn Express And Below City Gym
4152 Meridian St
Bellingham WA 98226
(360) 738-7001
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5911 - Bellingham - (521.5 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Meridian & Bakerview
4090 Meridian St
Bellingham WA 98226
(360) 734-0229
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7390 - Bellingham - (522.9 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Barkley Blvd & Sunset Dr
1070 E Sunset Dr
Bellingham WA 98226
(360) 647-2713
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #16095 - Bellingham - (524.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Samish & Mcdonald
125 S Samish Way
Bellingham WA 98225
(360) 392-2936
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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