P: 503-639-4082


Passport Application

What to Expect:

  • Mail delays are impacting passport applications for processing. The National Passport Center processing times begin the day that they receive your application, not the day that the City mails it.
  • Routine service can take up to  8 to 11 weeks once your application is received by the US Department of State. This does NOT include mailing times. 
  • Expedite service (for an additional $60) can take up to 5 to 7  weeks once your application is received by the US Department of State. This does NOT include mailing times. 

Mail times vary and delays have been significant. Plan ahead.

No appointments needed - We are a walk-in facility. 
Wait-times: 30 to 45 minutes. The line starts outside dress appropriately for the weather. 

We suggest you:

  • That you come in or send your renewal application to the National Passport Center via trackable mail, so you can track your application before it enters their system. This can be done whether applying at an acceptance facility or by mail.
  • Pay an extra $38.78 to the City of King City for Priority Mail Express (1-2 day delivery) to the National Passport Center. 
  • Pay an extra $17.56 for 1-2 day delivery for the return of your completed passport (please read the Fees page.)

More about Status Updates: It may take up to 6 weeks from the day you submit your application until your status is “In Process.” During these 6 weeks, your application is delivered to a mail facility, your payment is processed, and your application is entered into the National Passport Center system. Even if your passport status update says, “Not Available,” your application and supporting documents are safely on their way to us. Check online for your passport status.

Use Self-Service Tools Online: The  National Passport Center call center is experiencing extremely high call volumes with longer-than-usual wait times. You can get your questions answered immediately by using one of the self-service tools available on our site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What you see online is the same information that call center representatives can share with you by phone.

Planning to Travel? Apply Early! Apply at least six months before planned travel. Due to limited availability for urgent travel appointments, the National Passport Center cannot guarantee you can receive in-person service at a passport agency or center. They are prioritizing customers with life-or-death emergencies. The National Passport Center do not charge a fee to make an appointment. Visit the Passport Agency and Center page to learn more.

Renew By Mail:  Adults with 10-year passports can renew them by mail instead of appearing in person. 

Notice Passport Fee Change  (Passport Book Only):
On December 27, Passport Services will increase its fee for a passport book ($20) to cover increased security-related costs, ensuring the Department of State continues to produce and issue one of the most secure travel and identity documents in the world.   


Our Location

The passport window is located in the lobby of the City of King City Hall Building at 15300 SW 116th Ave.

Normal Processing Hours

NO Passports Acceptance on Wednesday's

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and  Fridays
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Closed for lunch (12 to 1 pm)
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm NO Passports Acceptance after 3:00 PM sharp.

No appointments needed - We are a walk-in facility. 

Wait-times: 30 to 45 minutes. The line starts outside dress appropriately for the weather. 

Hours are subject to change without notice. 

The Passport window is closed when King City - City Hall is closed. Check the main page for holiday and emergency closures.

Please be advised: On school holidays, school service days, or Friday afternoons our customer volume can increase dramatically.


Other passport acceptance facilities are available. Please contact them directly for the hours and times when they provide their services.


A United States passport can be issued only to U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals

Apply Early: Because of increases in COVID-19 cases and local health conditions, we have an extremely limited number for in-person services if you are traveling in the next 72 hours (3 business days). Some agencies and centers can only assist customers with life-or-death emergencies. Other agencies and centers may also offer an extremely limited number of appointments if you have urgent travel in the next 72 hours (3 business days) for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency. Visit our Passport Agency and Center page to learn more.