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Passport Acceptance Services
In March of 2007, Avondale officially became one of 8,000 passport acceptance facilities throughout the United States A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. All U.S. citizens are required to have a passport book or passport card when traveling abroad. 

Passport application acceptance services are available as follows:

Location
Avondale City Hall - Main Lobby
11465 W Civic Center Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
623-333-1200

NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY

DAYS HOURS
 MONDAY  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 TUESDAY  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 WEDNESDAY  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 THURSDAY  7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 FRIDAY  CITY HALL CLOSED ON FRIDAYS


To apply for a NEW PASSPORT, you will need:
  • A certified copy of your birth certificate, original certificate of naturalization or certificate of birth abroad
    • Hospital record of birth is not accepted
    • The long form of birth certificate is required.  Applicants who were born in states that issue short forms or abstract versions will need to obtain the long form
    • Original documents will be submitted with the application, but will be returned by the US Department of State
    • Click here if you need to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate - http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm
  • Valid government issued picture ID
  • A copy (front and back) of your valid picture ID (a self-serve copy machine is available at our facility; copies are 25 cents).    
  • Two passport photos - this service is available for $13.00
  • Fees are set by the US Department of State and are posted on their website.

MINOR CHILDREN

  • Both parents/guardians (as listed on the birth certificate) must appear with the child for whom the passport application is for.  Please click here for more information regarding applying for a passport for a minor
  • Both parents/guardians must provide a valid government issued identification

Regular processing for passport applications takes approximately six (6) weeks. Expedited processing is available; however, additional processing and mailing fees will apply.

RENEWALS

Passport renewals are processed by mail only and should be submitted to the US Department of State directly by the applicant.  Click here for more information regarding renewal of a passport.

Note that many countries require your passport to have at least six months validity remaining prior to allowing entry into that country.  Click here to watch a video highlighting the importance of knowing your passport's expiration date as you are planning your trip abroad.

Visit the U.S. Department of State website for more information regarding acceptable documents and processing times or call the Avondale City Clerk’s Department at (623) 333-1200