Socorro, New Mexico Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Socorro Main Post Office
124 Plaza St
Socorro NM, 87801

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

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 Socorro New Mexico

Showing the single passport office in Socorro:

Socorro Main Post Office

124 Plaza St
Socorro, NM 87801


Other passport offices near Socorro New Mexico

Magdalena Post Office - Magdalena - 36.1 Miles
Bosque Post Office - Bosque - 41.9 Miles
Alto Post Office - Ruidoso - 53.8 Miles
Los Lunas Post Office - Los Lunas - 55.2 Miles
Ruidoso Post Office - Ruidoso - 55.3 Miles
Sierra Station - Tor C Post Office - Truth or Consequences - 56.5 Miles
Ruidoso Downs Post Office - Ruidoso Downs - 59.4 Miles
Alamogordo Post Office - Alamogordo - 67 Miles
Holloman AFB - Holloman Air Force Base - 68 Miles
Kirtland AFB Branch - Albuquerque - 69.6 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Socorro

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 - 128.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 236.7 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 355.7 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 493.7 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 535.8 Miles

Socorro, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Socorro 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 Socorro 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 Socorro

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

San Antonio New Mexico, Magdalena New Mexico, Belen New Mexico, Ruidoso New Mexico, Lincoln New Mexico, Lincoln New Mexico, Cloudcroft New Mexico, Salem New Mexico, Rio Rancho New Mexico, Rio Rancho New Mexico, Sacramento New Mexico, Santa Clara New Mexico, Tecolotito New Mexico

Passport Expediting in Socorro, New Mexico

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

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

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 Socorro.
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 Socorro 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 Socorro?

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 Socorro, 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 128.2 miles from Socorro, 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 Socorro?

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 Socorro?

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 Socorro.

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

Walmart Socorro Supercenter - (19.1 mi)
Photo Center
700 6th St N
Socorro NM 87801
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #2050 - Belen - (47.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Main St & Reinken Ave
315 N Main St
Belen NM 87002
(505) 861-1762
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Belen Supercenter - (49.2 mi)
Photo Center
1 I 25 Bypass
Belen NM 87002
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11361 - Los Lunas - (55.9 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Camelot & Hwy 6
1861 Main St Nw
Los Lunas NM 87031
(505) 865-2933
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Los Lunas - (56 mi)
2 Blocks East Of I-25, Next To Lowe's
1402 Main St NW
Los Lunas NM 87031
(505) 866-9081
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Truth Or Consequences Supercenter - (56.2 mi)
Photo Center
2001 H.r. Ashbaugh Dr.
Truth Or Consequences NM 87901
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4650 - Ruidoso - (58 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 - (58.6 mi)
Photo Center
26180 Us Highway 70
Ruidoso Downs NM 88346
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #9991 - Alamogordo - (66.9 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 - (67.7 mi)
Photo Center
233 S New York Ave
Alamogordo NM 88310
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44

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