Get in-person help for both routine and expedited U.S. passport applications.

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If you need a new U.S. passport or a replacement, you can get in-person help without an appointment on a special Passport Day at the Seattle Passport Agency.

In observance of Passport Awareness Month, the agency will be open for first-come, first-served assistance on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for both routine and expedited passport applications. The office is at 300 Fifth Ave., Suite 600.

A similar event last year attracted more than 600 people.

All usual fees and application requirements apply. Details of what documentation is required can be found online at travel.state.gov. Normally, to apply in person at the Passport Agency, appointments are required along with proof of travel planned within two weeks. The agency is normally open on weekdays only.

Routine processing is currently 4 to 6 weeks. Expedited processing, with an added $60 fee, is 2 to 3 weeks. For applications filed on Passport Day, passports will be returned by mail. Same-day service will not be available.

Ordinarily, applicants may fill out forms and either file by mail or, as required, present applications to one of many passport acceptance locations throughout the community, including Neighborhood Service Centers around Seattle, some post offices, city offices, etc.