Chama, New Mexico Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Chama Post Office
199 5th St W
Chama NM, 87520

In Chama, 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 Chama 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 Chama, 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 Chama, New Mexico and Expedited Passport service options for Chama.

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 Chama New Mexico

Showing the single passport office in Chama:

Chama Post Office

199 5th St W
Chama, NM 87520


Other passport offices near Chama New Mexico

USPO - Pagosa Springs - Pagosa Springs - 29.4 Miles
USPO - La Jara - La Jara - 35.9 Miles
USPO - Arboles - Arboles - 41.1 Miles
USPO - Monte Vista - Monte Vista - 44.1 Miles
USPO - South Fork - South Fork - 44.7 Miles
Adams State College - Alamosa - 46.7 Miles
USPO - Alamosa - Alamosa - 47 Miles
USPO - Ignacio - Ignacio - 52.2 Miles
USPO - Center - Center - 54.4 Miles
USPO - Bayfield - Bayfield - 55.6 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Chama

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 - 183.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 309.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 351.6 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 541 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 579 Miles

Chama, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in Chama 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 Chama 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 Chama will need to visit a passport office.
* Chama 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 Chama

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 Chama 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 Chama 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 Chama

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

Antonito Colorado, Manassa Colorado, South Fork Colorado, Center Colorado, San Juan New Mexico, Española New Mexico, Santa Cruz New Mexico, Peñasco New Mexico, Angel Fire New Mexico, Jemez Springs New Mexico, Rio En Medio New Mexico, Crestone Colorado, Pueblo Pintado New Mexico, Farmington New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexico, Cleveland New Mexico, Peña Blanca New Mexico, Cimarron New Mexico, Miami New Mexico, Dallas Colorado

Passport Expediting in Chama, New Mexico

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

Need it Fast? Expedite Now or Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Chama, New Mexico

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

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 Chama.
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 Chama 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 Chama?

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 Chama, 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 183.2 miles from Chama, 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 Chama?

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 Chama?

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 Chama.

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

Walmart Pagosa Springs Supercenter - (31.1 mi)
Photo Center
211 Aspen Village Drive
Pagosa Springs CO 81147
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Pagosa Springs - (31.4 mi)
In the City Market Shopping Center, 3 doors to the left.
135 Country Center Dr
Pagosa Springs CO 81147
(970) 731-8771
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Alamosa Supercenter - (46.1 mi)
Photo Center
3333 Clark St
Alamosa CO 81101
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9912 - Alamosa - (46.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of West & Main
1203 Main St
Alamosa CO 81101
(719) 589-3165
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Taos Store - (57.2 mi)
Photo Center
926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12751 - Taos - (57.3 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Hwy 68 & Cruz Alta
811 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
(575) 758-1704
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Taos - (57.4 mi)
Between Days Inn & Super 8 Motels
1335 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
(575) 758-8647
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Espanola Supercenter - (59.7 mi)
Photo Center
1610 No. Riverside Drive
Espanola NM 87532
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #5994 - Espanola - (60 mi)
Photo Center
1202 N Riverside Dr
Espanola NM 87532
(505) 367-3594
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5157 - Espanola - (60.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Hwy 68 & Fairview
1115 N Riverside Dr
Espanola NM 87532
(505) 753-7005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99

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