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Carlsbad, New Mexico Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in Carlsbad, NM: Passport Offices & Application Process

Carlsbad Main Post Office
301 N Canyon St
Carlsbad NM, 88220

In Carlsbad, New Mexico 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad, there are (60) other passport offices in New Mexico 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 Carlsbad, New Mexico and Expedited Passport service options for Carlsbad.

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 Carlsbad New Mexico

Showing the single passport office in Carlsbad:

Carlsbad Main Post Office

301 N Canyon St
Carlsbad, NM 88220


Other passport offices near Carlsbad New Mexico

Malaga Post Office - Malaga - 19 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Carlsbad

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.

El Paso Passport Agency - 110 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 324.9 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 386.7 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 440.9 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 490.3 Miles

Carlsbad, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad will need to visit a passport office.
* Carlsbad isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Carlsbad

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 Carlsbad or any other city in New Mexico 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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad

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

Artesia New Mexico, Sacramento New Mexico, Hobbs New Mexico, Wink Texas, Barstow Texas, Cloudcroft New Mexico, Lincoln New Mexico, Lincoln New Mexico, Ruidoso New Mexico, El Cuervo Chihuahua, Luis Leon Chihuahua, Luis Leon de Abajo Chihuahua, El Carmen Chihuahua, Allende Chihuahua, Vado de Cedillos Chihuahua, El Faro Chihuahua, Las Lechuzas Chihuahua, Progreso Chihuahua, Rancho Chávez Chihuahua, Rancho Beltrán Chihuahua

Passport Expediting in Carlsbad, New Mexico

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Carlsbad. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Carlsbad, New Mexico

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Carlsbad simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad?

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 Carlsbad.
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 Carlsbad 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 Carlsbad?

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 Carlsbad, 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 El Paso Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 110 miles from Carlsbad, 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 Carlsbad?

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 Carlsbad?

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 Carlsbad.

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

Walmart Carlsbad Supercenter - (11.4 mi)
Photo Center
2401 S Canal St
Carlsbad NM 88220
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #7930 - Carlsbad - (11.7 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Lamont & Pierce
1401 W Pierce St
Carlsbad NM 88220
(575) 887-0572
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #10448 - Carlsbad - (12.1 mi)
Photo Center
801 N. Canal St
Carlsbad NM 88220
(575) 941-0250
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Artesia Supercenter - (31.7 mi)
Photo Center
604 N 26th St
Artesia NM 88210
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #1941 - Roswell - (63.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Main & Mcgaffey
1200 S Main St
Roswell NM 88203
(575) 624-1439
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Roswell - (65.6 mi)
End Of Virginia On College
115 E College Blvd
Roswell NM 88201
(575) 623-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #5350 - Roswell - (66 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Main St. & 19Th St
1835 N Main St
Roswell NM 88201
(575) 624-0423
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Roswell Supercenter - (68 mi)
Photo Center
4500 N Main St Ste A
Roswell NM 88201
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Hobbs Supercenter - (69.1 mi)
Photo Center
3800 N Lovington Hwy
Hobbs NM 88240
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #10148 - Hobbs - (69.5 mi)
Photo Center
715 W. Bender Blvd
Hobbs NM 88240
(575) 397-4855
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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