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Portales, New Mexico Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Ninth Judicial District Court Clerk
109 W 1st St
Portales NM, 88130

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

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 Portales New Mexico

Showing the single passport office in Portales:

Ninth Judicial District Court Clerk

109 W 1st St
Portales, NM 88130


Other passport offices near Portales New Mexico

Ninth Judicial District Court - Clovis - 14.6 Miles
N.W. Station Post Office - Clovis - 15.3 Miles
Parmer County District Clerk - Farwell - 17.2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Portales

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 - 217.2 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 334 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 338 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 397.2 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 481.1 Miles

Portales, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Portales 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 Portales 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 Portales

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

Melrose New Mexico, Earth Texas, Amherst Texas, Adrian Texas, Abernathy Texas, Petersburg Texas, Wilson Texas, Artesia New Mexico

Passport Expediting in Portales, New Mexico

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Portales. 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 Portales, New Mexico

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

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Portales and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Portales.
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 Portales 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 Portales?

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 Portales, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Portales?

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 Portales?

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 Portales.

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

Walmart Portales Supercenter - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
1604 E Spruce St
Portales NM 88130
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4950 - Clovis - (15.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Prince & 21St
700 E 21St St
Clovis NM 88101
(575) 762-3851
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Clovis - (16.5 mi)
Across From Lowes Home Center, Next To Wing Stop, Just North Of Llano & Prince Intersection
3608 N Prince St
Clovis NM 88101
(575) 762-7675
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Clovis Supercenter - (16.6 mi)
Photo Center
3728 N Prince St
Clovis NM 88101
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7704 - Levelland - (56.6 mi)
Photo Center
402 College Avenue
Levelland TX 79336
(806) 894-8521
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Levelland Supercenter - (56.6 mi)
Photo Center
407 E State Road 114
Levelland TX 79336
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7818 - Hereford - (57.9 mi)
Photo Center
101 West Park Avenue
Hereford TX 79045
(806) 364-2300
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Hereford Supercenter - (58.6 mi)
Photo Center
300 W 15th St
Hereford TX 79045
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #8340 - Lubbock - (74.2 mi)
Photo Center
6420 19th Street
Lubbock TX 79407
(806) 797-3877
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Lubbock Supercenter - (74.7 mi)
Photo Center
702 W Loop 289
Lubbock TX 79416
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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