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City of Arvada: Passport Office in Arvada CO

City of Arvada
8101 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO 80002
Hours of Operation Shown in (MST)
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM

Handicap Accessible (ADA): Yes
Passport Photos: Yes, the City of Arvada takes passport photographs onsite - Please review our guide to Passport Photos. If you want your passport photos taken before you go to the acceptance agent, here is a list of places to get passport photos in Arvada.

Arvada Passport Office: City of Arvada Location Overview

City of Arvada is an acceptance agent/passport office. For passport service in Arvada, CO you can go here for passport help. City of Arvada is a Municipal facility that is able to witness your signature and seal your passport documents - standard processing is 4-8 weeks. This office DOES NOT issue passports, they will send your passport forms directly to a regional passport facility. There is 1 other passport acceptance agent offices located in Arvada. City of Arvada is located in County, Colorado.

About City of Arvada

City of Arvada is not a passport issuance facility and you will NOT receive a passport on-site there. This facility is an acceptance agent, the City of Arvada is sort of like a special notary for the Department of State / Passport Agency in which they can "Witness" your signature and officially "Seal" your application and documents. There is a separate $35 fee for this that is paid at the time of sealing.

Needs to visit an acceptance agent
New Passports Application (Child or Adult)
Lost / Damaged Passport Replacement

Doesn't need to visit an acceptance agent
Passport Renewal
Passport Name Change Application

Passport Processing Times at City of Arvada

Standard Processing - Because of Covid-19, the current processing times are 10-12 weeks after submitting an application.

Expedited Processing - You can pay an extra $60 when sealing your documents at City of Arvada to get your passport quicker, typically in 4-6 weeks.

Emergency Processing - (NOT AVAILABLE at City of Arvada): If you have proof of travel within 3 days you can request an emergency appointment at one of the regional passport offices close to Arvada. Also see our info about 3rd-party passport expediters.

Nearest Regional Passport Offices to Arvada, CO

Colorado Passport Agency - 14.6 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 486.8 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 532 Miles

Passport Services Offered at City of Arvada

Passport Forms - If you need to pick up a physical pre-printed application that you can fill out by hand, the City of Arvada will have pre-printed passport forms. You may also get passport forms from our website and print them on your own printer.

Passport Document Sealing / Passport Application Signature Witness - City of Arvada is an official Acceptance Agent as appointed by the Department of State. Certain municipal and postal employees at this location are authorized to "Witness" your signature (kind of like a notary).
NOTE: not required for passport renewals
Acceptance Agent fee is $35 (see more about Acceptance Agent Fees)

4-6 week passport expediting / 10-12-week standard passport service - These are the standard processing times for passports at any acceptance agent.

Passport Photos - They can take and print your passport photos on site, typically $10-15.

City of Arvada Service Area Radius

This passport office is located in - Jefferson County and serves the passport needs for residents of other nearby zipcodes including: 80002, 80033, 80034, 80212, 80004, 80001, 80006, 80003, 80215, 80214, 80221, 80030, 80211, 80005, 80204, 80250, 80248, 80295, 80201

Frequently asked questions

How fast can I get a passport at City of Arvada?

City of Arvada does not issue passports, they are sent to a central processing facility, it will take at a minimum of 4 weeks if using expedited service and up to 12 weeks for standard processing.

I need a passport sooner than that, what are my options?

There is a regional passport office close to Arvada. That will be your fastest option for passport issuance. The Colorado Passport Agency is only 14.6 miles away.

Does City of Arvada charge for passports?

City of Arvada is an acceptance agent, City of Arvada does not issue passports – they do however charge the standard $35 acceptance agent fee to seal your documents, this is only required for new or replacement passport applications; renewals do not need to be sealed and thus no acceptance agent fee is required. Please see our detailed information on passport fees.

Can I get walk-in passport service at City of Arvada?

If by walk-in service you mean get your passport there at City of Arvada? Then no. They do not issue passports, you can get walk-in passport issuance at a regional passport facility only, not local acceptance agent facilities; passport are sent to a central processing location.

Does City of Arvada do passport renewals?

If you have your expired or soon-to-be expired passport, it is in good condition and the validity period on your expired passport was for 10-years, then you do not even need to visit an acceptance agent. You can do your application online, print-it and send it in with new passport photos, the old passport, and the required passport fees. See our guide about passport renewals to renew your passport yourself.

Can City of Arvada tell me about the status of my application?

No, they are acceptance agents and have nothing to do with the application once they witness your signature and seal your application. Once an application is in-process, City of Arvada will not be able to assist any further.

Does City of Arvada take passport photos?

Yes, you can get your passport photos taken there. Please see: List of locations in Arvada to get passport photos.

What forms of payment does City of Arvada accept?

At City of Arvada, the passport acceptance fees can be paid for with a check, cash, money order or debit card. Since City of Arvada takes passport photos there, you can also pay for photos with the same payment methods. Passport Fees can only be paid with a check or money order.

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