How to get a passport in Vail, CO: Passport Offices & Application Process
USPO - Vail
1300 N Frontage Rd W
Vail CO, 81657
In Vail, 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 Vail 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 Vail, 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 Vail, Colorado and Expedited Passport service options for Vail.
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 Vail Colorado
Showing the single passport office in Vail:
|USPO - Vail|
1300 N Frontage Rd W
Vail, CO 81657
Other passport offices near Vail ColoradoUSPO - Breckenridge - Breckenridge - 17.8 Miles
USPO - Eagle - Eagle - 20 Miles
USPO - Leadville - Leadville - 21.2 Miles
Town of Gypsum - Gypsum - 25.5 Miles
Vail, Colorado Passport Forms & Application Guides
Getting a passport in Vail 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 Vail 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 Vail will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to Vail, there is one less than 100 miles from Vail.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.
- How to get a New Passport Guide
- How to get a Child Passport guide
- How to Replace a Lost (or Damaged) Passport
- Passport Renewal Guide
- Passport Name Change Guide
- How to Get a Second Passport
Passport Renewal in Vail
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 Vail 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 Vail 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 Vail
Residents of the following cities that are close to Vail can consider using the passport office services in Vail for their passport application sealing needs.
Minturn Colorado, Vail Colorado, Red Cliff Colorado, Avon Colorado, Copper Mountain Colorado, Frisco Colorado, Silverthorne Colorado, Dillon Colorado, Alma Colorado, Montezuma Colorado, Gypsum Colorado, Kremmling Colorado, Silver Plume Colorado, Basalt Colorado, Fraser Colorado, Winter Park Colorado, Granby Colorado, Saint Marys Colorado, Carbondale Colorado, Idaho Springs Colorado
Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Vail, Colorado
We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Vail simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Vail contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:
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 Vail.
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 Vail to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide
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 Vail, 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 72.3 miles from Vail, 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.
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.
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 Vail.
It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.UPS Store - Vail - (2.6 mi)
Next To Safeway In West Vail
2121 N Frontage Rd W
Vail CO 81657
Price: Cost varies by locationWalmart Avon Supercenter - (5.1 mi)
171 Yoder Avenue
Avon CO 81620
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44UPS Store - Avon - (6.1 mi)
In The Avon Plaza - Behind Dominos Pizza
150 E Beaver Creek Blvd A102
Avon CO 81620
Price: Cost varies by locationWalgreens #15101 - Avon - (6.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Avon Rd & Sun Rd
15 Sun Road X8438
Avon CO 81620
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99UPS Store - Edwards - (9.5 mi)
In The Edwards Corner Center
0056 Edwards Village Blvd
Edwards CO 81632
Price: Cost varies by locationWalmart Frisco Store - (14.1 mi)
840 Summit Blvd.
Frisco CO 80443
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44UPS Store - Dillon - (15.9 mi)
Between Noodles And Smashburger
265 Dillon Ridge Rd
Dillon CO 80435
Price: Cost varies by locationWalgreens #11326 - Dillon - (16 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Dillon Ridge Road & Highway 6
269 Dillon Ridge Rd
Dillon CO 80435
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99UPS Store - Breckenridge - (17.4 mi)
In The City Market Shopping Center At North Park Avenue & Airport Road. Lots Of Parking!
400 N Park Ave
Breckenridge CO 80424
Price: Cost varies by locationCostco Store #637 - Gypsum - (22.9 mi)
170 Cooley Mesa Rd
Gypsum CO 81637
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99