Engleside Post Office

8588 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309

Contact Numbers

Phone: 703-704-5680
Fax: 703-780-2695
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours

Last Collection Times

Monday 5:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm
Friday 5:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm
Sunday Closed

Passport Appointment Hours*

Monday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed

  • Visit our Passport FAQ page for a complete overview of what to bring, what you need to know, and how long it will take.
  • You will need two forms of Identification with copies.
  • A passport quality photo. Available at location.
  • The appropriate application form printed and filled out, and the required fee for applying or renewing.
  • You can find up to date costs, information, and forms at the State Departments Travel Site

*An appointment is required to apply for or renew US Passports. Please Call or schedule online.

  • Burial Flags
  • Business Line
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Business Reply Mail New Permit
  • Duck Stamps
  • General Delivery
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Packaged Stamps
  • Passport Acceptance
  • Passport Photo
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Sure Money
  • Lot Parking
  • Passport Appointment Hours

Visit our Links Page for Holiday Schedule, Change of Address, Hold Mail/Stop Delivery, PO Box rentals and fees, and Available Jobs.

*Please call to verify information. Is anything incorrect? Let us know here

Nearby Post Offices:

Mount Vernon
3500t Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
1.2 miles away

North Post
9001 Gunston Rd
1.5 miles away

7676 Richmond Hwy
1.6 miles away

Fort Belvoir
5875 21st St
1.7 miles away


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The Engleside 22309 has a number of inconsistencies. We haven't received our mail on a consistent schedule for the past 3 months. Sometimes it's delivered before 10am, Sometimes it's delivered after 5pm. There is no rhyme or reason to it. Not even rain. Also, we have submitted hold notices multiple times which have also been ignored. Unfortunately, this past week with mail delivery has been especially egregious. My mail was delivered to my neighbor to the left. And I received the mail for my neighbor to the right. This happened down the street. I had bank statements and cards, which if I didn't have a great relationship with my neighbors, could have been lost. Is it possible for you to address these issues? I am not sure if anyone else has complained, but I do have important information mailed to me.


URGENT: Mail is being improperly sorted and put in the incorrect P.O. Boxes at this location. This is causing a lot of taxpayer a major issue with important notifications not getting to them in a timely manner Someone in this post office is not doing their job or needs direct supervision for handling and sorting mail for the P.O Boxes.


Ongoing for 2 years. Lived at address since 2008 i have contacted everyone. My mail is still being forward to an Dumphries, VA and Tysons Corner address where I never lived in my life. It's time now for a lawsuit. I have to go above and beyond, causing me to many problems.


The Local Alexandria post office has done a knock- out, over the top job this year. So many things were delivered surprisingly early or on time. Postal workers were out late at night and early mornings working very hard. They deserve a round of applause and a beautiful holiday season!!


Carrier is not pushing mail all the way through the door slot for weeks, so it sits in the slot where anyone could walk up and take it. Carriers change frequently and seem overloaded but please train them right. I have called about this a few times, but they don't seem to get the message. Birchlake Ct., 22309


I call the Engleside Post Office spoke to a postal worker there. She was patient and excellent customer service. I call Thursday Sept 10, 2020. She was understanding and concern. Thanks really appreciate her service. She did everything to help me solve the problem about missing packages. Thank you so much and your patient. I did not get her name . But she was excellent about everything. Thanks again.


I have not received any mail at 4311 Aspen Drive since May 11, 2020 and I’m beginning to concerned. Please alert me at 703-303-5712 with a response. I will be visiting the Post office in the a.m. on May 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you.


I placed a letter in the outside blue mailbox of the Post Office, 8588 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309 on April 3, 2020 and the individual I was sending it to never received it. I stopped by this location on April 20, 2020 to ask if they could recheck the box to see if its still in the box and the postal lady who took my information at 1:30 PM said someone would call me back but no one has call yet and today is April 21, 2020.


We have recently had a change in our mail carrier and we are not happy at all. We used to get our mail by 3 pm each day and large items were placed by our front door. The new carrier never comes before 5 pm and last night had still not delivered the mail by 6:30 pm. I got it this morning. In addition she stuffs everything into our box even if it is too large. Why was this change made? Please give us our old carrier back as he was great. Kathy and David Spahr


This post office needs new employees !!! They are discourteous and tend to continuously loose mail with out a bit of remorse.. They act like your time is not valuable and are unable to make or keep timed appointments. Maybe they feel their salary is not adequate for the tasks they perform and as a result do not perform to the best of their ability, which I feel is grounds for termination... There are plenty of people looking for jobs whom wouldn't mind putting their best foot forward to accommodate the public.....


AMAZING SERVICE!!! best experience with USPS.. like ever.


waited 2 months for a passport appointment, got there early with our infant waited another 1hr 15 min to get seen. then 5 weeks later no passport. We submitted it the 24th and the passport agency did not receive it until the 30th! Thank you for Ruining our summer!!!!


I am disappointed that a priority mail package scheduled to take two days took a week to arrive at its final destination. (No. Virginia to Charlottesville)


I have had similar experiences at this particular branch and only go there when it is absolutely necessary. Have often rec'd pieces of mail that were incorrectly sorted at this store. There is a problem here fro sure.


This place... Had an appointment for a passport at a 11
(granted didn't show up until 1102 so I wasn't early or anything) and then I
was told that they would get to me in just a minute even though no one was in
the post office. So after waiting 25 minutes I see a guy walk up and get his
passport stuff started by the lady that told me to wait. A little peeved, I go
back to the waiting area and after she gets this guys stuff and answers some of
his questions about the application, it's finally my turn in line. She asks for
my stuff which I have all of and then asks for the photo. I told her the guy I
scheduled with said it can be done here.
To which she said "They won't do it here anymore and that I need to
go get a picture at the local CVS". This post office does not do photos.
Trying not to be that angry jerk customers service people have deal with, I
just politely except my fate and make my way over to CVS and get all that done.
So I go back, get all the way done and ask if the lack of info on my parents
might be an issue (I have their DOB but not the location) and she tells me
"She isn't allowed to help me out in filling out my paperwork". Tell
her I'm not asking for help, just want to know if this is going to be an issue.
Same response, in the same repugnant tone she kept using this whole time. I
really am being nice this whole transaction. She'll be dealing with my passport
and I'm sure she can easily just lose my stuff. So in the end I thank her and yell
in my car out of pure anger and frustration. I am typically pretty hard to
emotionally rattle over these things, especially since I get that maybe they
are having a bad day or something and me making it worse isn't going to help
anything. But I haven't wanted to yell at someone like that in a long, long
time. So best of luck or pick another place if you can.

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