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Aspen, Colorado Passport Office Information

How to get a passport in Aspen, CO: Passport Offices & Application Process

USPO - Aspen
235 Puppy Smith St
Aspen CO, 81611

In Aspen, Colorado there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Aspen passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 1 passport office in Aspen, there are (143) other passport offices in Colorado from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Aspen, Colorado and Expedited Passport service options for Aspen.

Local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can witness your signature and "officially" seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

Passport Offices in Aspen Colorado

Showing the single passport office in Aspen:

USPO - Aspen

235 Puppy Smith St
Aspen, CO 81611


Other passport offices near Aspen Colorado

USPO - Crested Butte - Crested Butte - 17.7 Miles
USPO - Leadville - Leadville - 24.6 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Aspen

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Colorado Passport Agency - 96.3 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 442.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 457.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 616.3 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 632.6 Miles

Aspen, Colorado Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Aspen is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Aspen or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Aspen will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Aspen, there is one less than 100 miles from Aspen.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Aspen

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Aspen or any other city in Colorado or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Aspen are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near Aspen

Residents of the following cities that are close to Aspen can consider using the passport office services in Aspen for their passport application sealing needs.

Mount Crested Butte Colorado, Pittsburg Colorado, Crested Butte Colorado, Basalt Colorado, Redstone Colorado, Carbondale Colorado, Red Cliff Colorado, Gypsum Colorado, Minturn Colorado, Avon Colorado, Buena Vista Colorado, Alma Colorado, Vail Colorado, Copper Mountain Colorado, Paonia Colorado, Frisco Colorado, Silverthorne Colorado, Dillon Colorado, Montezuma Colorado, Rifle Colorado

Passport Expediting in Aspen, Colorado

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Aspen. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Aspen, Colorado

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Aspen simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Aspen contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

What is the application process of getting a passport in Aspen?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Aspen.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Aspen to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.

For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Aspen?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Aspen, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Colorado Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 96.3 miles from Aspen, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Aspen?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Aspen?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Aspen.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

UPS Store - Aspen - (4 mi)
Conveniently Located On Main Street Between Spring And Hunter
625 E Main St
Aspen CO 81611
(970) 544-1898
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Carbondale - (20.9 mi)
Orchard Plaza Next To City Market And Movieland On Highway 82
218 E Valley Rd
Carbondale CO 81623
(970) 963-8006
Price: Cost varies by location
Costco Store #637 - Gypsum - (31.4 mi)
Photo Center
170 Cooley Mesa Rd
Gypsum CO 81637
(970) 328-7603
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Edwards - (32.5 mi)
In The Edwards Corner Center
0056 Edwards Village Blvd
Edwards CO 81632
(970) 926-5981
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #15101 - Avon - (33.2 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Avon Rd & Sun Rd
15 Sun Road X8438
Avon CO 81620
(970) 949-8097
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Avon - (33.2 mi)
In The Avon Plaza - Behind Dominos Pizza
150 E Beaver Creek Blvd A102
Avon CO 81620
(970) 949-0615
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Avon Supercenter - (33.2 mi)
Photo Center
171 Yoder Avenue
Avon CO 81620
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Glenwood Springs Store - (33.9 mi)
Photo Center
3010 Blake Ave
Glenwood Springs CO 81601
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Gunnison Store - (34.8 mi)
Photo Center
900 N Main St
Gunnison CO 81230
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Glenwood Springs - (34.8 mi)
Corner Of 14th And Grand Ave ( Hwy 82 )
1338 Grand Ave
Glenwood Springs CO 81601
(970) 945-1525
Price: Cost varies by location

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