How to get a passport in Raton, NM: Passport Offices & Application Process
In Raton, 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 Raton 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 Raton, 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 Raton, New Mexico and Expedited Passport service options for Raton.
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 Raton New Mexico
Showing the single passport office in Raton:
|Raton Post Office
245 Park Ave
Raton, NM 87740
Other passport offices near Raton New MexicoUSPO - Trinidad - Trinidad - 23 Miles
Raton, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides
Getting a passport in Raton 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 Raton 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 Raton will need to visit a passport office.
* Raton 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.
- 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 Raton
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 Raton 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 Raton 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 Raton
Residents of the following cities that are close to Raton can consider using the passport office services in Raton for their passport application sealing needs.
Springer New Mexico, Cimarron New Mexico, Des Moines New Mexico, Miami New Mexico, Angel Fire New Mexico, Roy New Mexico, Cleveland New Mexico, Peñasco New Mexico, Manassa Colorado, Antonito Colorado, San Juan New Mexico, Santa Cruz New Mexico, Rio En Medio New Mexico, Española New Mexico, Crestone Colorado, Santa Fe New Mexico, Center Colorado
Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Raton, New Mexico
We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in Raton simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in Raton 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 Raton.
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 Raton 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 Raton, 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 173.2 miles from Raton, 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 Raton.
It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.Walmart Trinidad Supercenter - (21.3 mi)
2921 Toupal Dr
Trinidad CO 81082
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44Walgreens #12751 - Taos - (59.4 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Hwy 68 & Cruz Alta
811 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99Walmart Taos Store - (59.7 mi)
926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44UPS Store - Taos - (60.2 mi)
Between Days Inn & Super 8 Motels
1335 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
Price: Cost varies by locationWalgreens #9912 - Alamosa - (79.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of West & Main
1203 Main St
Alamosa CO 81101
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99Walgreens #2425 - Las Vegas - (80.1 mi)
Mills Avenue & 7Th Street
620 Mills Ave
Las Vegas NM 87701
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99Walmart Alamosa Supercenter - (80.9 mi)
3333 Clark St
Alamosa CO 81101
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44Walmart La Junta Supercenter - (83.3 mi)
6 Conley Rd
La Junta CO 81050
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44Walmart Pueblo Supercenter - (87.2 mi)
4080 W Northern Ave
Pueblo CO 81005
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44Walgreens #4721 - Pueblo - (87.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Prairie & Northern
2900 W Northern Ave
Pueblo CO 81005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99