Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 19, 2009

The Western Passport Center, which opened its doors to the public September 8, was inaugurated October 19 by Department of State Under Secretary of State for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Janice L. Jacobs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services Brenda S. Sprague, and Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup.

The Western Passport Center (WPC) is co-located with the Tucson Passport Center, which opened in May 2008. WPC is a mega-processing center that examines passport applications from U.S. citizens across the country and provides a public counter at which to serve the urgent travel needs of citizens in the southwest region. The first passport facility of its kind, the WPC combines the efficiency of a high-volume production environment with personal customer service.

Western Passport Agency
7373 East Rosewood Street
Tucson, Arizona 85710

Hours of Operation, by appointment only:
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday except Federal holidays

For passport information, to schedule an appointment or to check the status of a passport application, please contact the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 (toll-free).

You also may visit our Web site at Travel.State.Gov.

PRN: 2009/1035