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Passport Services

Overview of the Passport Process

Passport Quick Tips

  • Be prepared to wait – Scottsdale offers passport services on a first come, first served basis and wait times may exceed one hour once you arrive and have signed in.
  • Use black ink only on your application
  • Don’t sign the application before you come – it must be signed in the presence of an agent
  • Bring a check or money order – Scottsdale cannot take credit/debit cards for passport processing
  • Bring all the necessary supporting documents for each person applying
  • Make sure your photo is the right size & meets the guidelines
  • The city of Scottsdale is a passport application acceptance facility: we forward your completed application to the U.S. Department of State, who issues the passports. You will not leave our office with your passport in hand

Step-by-step guide to applying for your passport

 

Know what you need before you come

View this section or the U.S. Department of State website to learn everything you will need to bring with you to submit an application package for your passport

Note: Passports will not be processed on the last working day of each month. We may reach capacity on any given day and will refer you to the nearest passport facility. First come first served, no appointment necessary.

New Applicants

  • One official passport photo (2"x 2")
  • Certified Birth Certificate or Expired Passport
  • Driver's License or other ID (To verify what is acceptable go to www.travel.state.gov)

Renewal Applicants

Instruction on how to renew an expired passport, you may be able to do this by mail.

Passport Fees

Passport Book

Adults (16 years +)

$110.00 payable to: US Department of State

$25.00 payable to: City of Scottsdale (execution fee)

Child (15 years and under)

$80.00 payable to: US Department of State

$25.00 payable to: City of Scottsdale (execution fee)

Passport Card

Adult (16 years +)

$30.00 payable to: US Department of State

$25.00 payable to: City of Scottsdale (execution fee)

Child (15 years and under)

$15.00 payable to: US Department of State

$25.00 payable to: City of Scottsdale (execution fee)

Passport payment shall be made by CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY, payable to U.S. Department of State. $25 execution fee may be made by check, cash, money order or credit card, payable to City of Scottsdale.

Photographs

You need 1 passport photo size 2x2 taken within the last 6 months. It must be front view with a white or off-white background. (Photographs can be taken at CVS, Kinkos, Walgreens, etc.)

Evidence of Citizenship

ONE of the following documents MUST be presented:

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate
  • Certificate of Naturalization or of Citizenship
  • Expired Passport
  • Consular Report of Birth
  • For child passport renewals, applicants under age 16 will be required to submit a certified birth certificate AND their previous passport.
  • If you are unable to present acceptable documentary 'IDENTIFICATION" you may bring a person who has known you for more than two (2) years. To be acceptable, the witness must be either an American citizen or permanent resident alien and must present appropriate identification.

Come on down

Be patient and allow yourself time: passport services are offered on a first come, first served basis and wait times may exceed one hour once you arrive and have signed in. Occasionally high demand causes us to defer people to another day

Scottsdale's Passport Office is at One Civic Center (Business Services)
7447 E. Indian School Road
Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Hours of Service
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. - noon,
Wednesday
9 a.m. - noon
except City Holidays and the last business day of each month

Wait by the Mailbox

The U.S. Department of State estimates that you will receive your passport four to six weeks after submitting the application package

What if I need my passport quickly?

  • Expedited processing is available for an additional fee
  • If you are traveling internationally in less than two weeks or need to obtain a foreign visa within four weeks, the U.S. Department of State can help you schedule an appointment at a regional passport agency: Call the National Passport Information Center 24 hours a day: 1-877-487-2778; TDD/TTY: 1-888-874-7793

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Passport Office
7447 E. Indian School Road
Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

P: 480-312-7277

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. - noon,
Wednesday
9 a.m. - noon
except City Holidays and the last business day of each month