Passport Offices Near New Mexico

There are many New Mexico Passport Offices that will accept a passport application for processing. Some sites are in public buildings while others have a higher level of security. However, any of them will take your documents so that you can get a new passport. The most visited acceptance facility is the post offices. Others, like the county courthouses, county clerk’s offices, and the public libraries accept less passport application than the post offices. So, their hours of passport services are way fewer than the post offices. Nevertheless, all sites will help you get a passport.

New Mexico Postal Services

The New Mexico Postal Services offer two choices when it comes to a passport application process. The first, standard processing, is chosen by most applicants. The need for a passport is not of high importance so that they can wait the 4 to 8 weeks for processing. However, if you cannot wait that long, then expediting is best for you. With this choice, the process only takes 2 to 3 weeks, but you must provide proof of travel first. There is an additional cost when compared with standard processing.

Rush Processing Service

There is another processing service available so that you can get a passport in less than two weeks. The rush service is offered by a private expeditor and a regional passport agency. To use either, you must provide the usual documents for a passport and pay the fee. However, additional documents must be submitted as well. For example, you must provide proof of travel, two letters of authorization (submit to a private expeditor and not a regional agency) and a letter from your job (if your trip is business related). Both businesses perform their services differently. Nevertheless, you will get a passport when you need it. For example, a private expeditor will do all the work for you. You do not even need to show up at the office. You just got to pay the cost of the service and fees. A regional agency requires you to get an appointment before showing up. To do so, you must call the National Passport Information Center to get an interview. At the meeting, submit all the necessary documents to get your new passport. The cost for this service is substantial when compared to standard or expedited processing at the New Mexico Postal Services. The nearest agencies are El Paso Passport Agency and Colorado Passport Agency.

Expedited Service

You may request expedited service in these locations which will cut down the processing time to 3 weeks at an additional fee.

You can also utilize the services of an authorized expediting service such as Fastport Passport which can process your passport in as little as 24-48 hours.

Finding a Passport Agency in New Mexico

The app on this official site provided by the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular affairs allows you to find an office nearest your location or a full list of offices.

It also contains the facility name, address, facility type, phone numbers and hours. You can also find a full list of offices below.

Please keep in mind that not all passport locations have handicap access, on site photos or nearby photo capability. The app will enable you to determine this information as well. You can search by zip code and distance from the zip code, by state and by City. Note: you are not required to stipulate the city. If not you will get a longer list of all cities in the state or cities nearest the desired zip code.

Finding a Regional Passport Office Near You

The advantage of finding a nearby regional passport office is the ability to significantly shorten the processing time. In some cases a traveler with urgent plans can obtain a passport in under 48 hours with “will call” service. There are only 26 regional offices throughout the United States and an appointment must be made. The nearest regional office is Colorado.

Authorized expediting agents can process your passport in 24- 48 hours as well which will avoid the inconvenience of visiting a regional office.