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Ruidoso, New Mexico Passport Office Information

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

Ruidoso Post Office
1090 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso NM, 88345

Alto Post Office
100 Sun Valley Pl
Ruidoso NM, 88345

In Ruidoso, New Mexico there are (2) passport office locations (acceptance agents). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The Ruidoso 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 2 passport offices in Ruidoso, there are (58) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Ruidoso, New Mexico and Expedited Passport service options for Ruidoso.

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 Ruidoso New Mexico

Showing 2 passport offices in Ruidoso:

Ruidoso Post Office

1090 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Alto Post Office

100 Sun Valley Pl
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Other passport offices near Ruidoso New Mexico

Ruidoso Downs Post Office - Ruidoso Downs - 4.2 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Ruidoso

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 - 107 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 271.3 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 378 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 445.4 Miles
Houston Passport Agency - 567.9 Miles

Ruidoso, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso

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

Ruidoso New Mexico, Lincoln New Mexico, Lincoln New Mexico, Cloudcroft New Mexico, Sacramento New Mexico, San Antonio New Mexico, Artesia New Mexico, Doña Ana New Mexico, Mesilla New Mexico, Salem New Mexico, Magdalena New Mexico, Belen New Mexico

Passport Expediting in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting

Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Ruidoso, New Mexico

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

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 are 2 passport offices in Ruidoso.
The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Ruidoso 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 Ruidoso?

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 Ruidoso, 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 107 miles from Ruidoso, 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 Ruidoso?

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 Ruidoso?

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 Ruidoso.

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

Walgreens #4650 - Ruidoso - (4 mi)
Northwest Corner Hwy 70 & Sudderth
138 Sudderth Dr
Ruidoso NM 88345
(575) 257-1566
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Ruidoso Downs Supercenter - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
26180 Us Highway 70
Ruidoso Downs NM 88346
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9991 - Alamogordo - (33.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of White Sands & 10Th
955 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo NM 88310
(575) 434-4116
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Alamogordo Supercenter - (34.3 mi)
Photo Center
233 S New York Ave
Alamogordo NM 88310
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #1941 - Roswell - (55.7 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Main & Mcgaffey
1200 S Main St
Roswell NM 88203
(575) 624-1439
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Roswell Supercenter - (55.7 mi)
Photo Center
4500 N Main St Ste A
Roswell NM 88201
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5350 - Roswell - (55.7 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
UPS Store - Roswell - (55.8 mi)
End Of Virginia On College
115 E College Blvd
Roswell NM 88201
(575) 623-6245
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Artesia Supercenter - (68.9 mi)
Photo Center
604 N 26th St
Artesia NM 88210
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Socorro Supercenter - (74.5 mi)
Photo Center
700 6th St N
Socorro NM 87801
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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