Taos, New Mexico Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

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

Taos Post Office
318 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos NM, 87571

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

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 Taos New Mexico

Showing the single passport office in Taos:

Taos Post Office

318 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571


Other passport offices near Taos New Mexico

Ranchos De Taos Post Office - Ranchos de Taos - 6.1 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to Taos

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 - 196.8 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 284 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 364.3 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 482.1 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 616.5 Miles

Taos, New Mexico Passport Forms & Application Guides

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

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 Taos 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 Taos 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 Taos

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

Angel Fire New Mexico, Peñasco New Mexico, Cleveland New Mexico, Cimarron New Mexico, Miami New Mexico, San Juan New Mexico, Santa Cruz New Mexico, Española New Mexico, Rio En Medio New Mexico, Springer New Mexico, Antonito Colorado, Santa Fe New Mexico, Manassa Colorado, Peña Blanca New Mexico, Jemez Springs New Mexico, Roy New Mexico, Tecolotito New Mexico, Des Moines New Mexico, Center Colorado, Rio Rancho New Mexico

Passport Expediting in Taos, New Mexico

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

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

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 Taos.
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 Taos 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 Taos?

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 Taos, 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 196.8 miles from Taos, 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 Taos?

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 Taos?

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 Taos.

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

Walgreens #12751 - Taos - (4 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
Walmart Taos Store - (4.2 mi)
Photo Center
926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Taos - (4.9 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 - (36.4 mi)
Photo Center
1610 No. Riverside Drive
Espanola NM 87532
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5157 - Espanola - (36.6 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Hwy 68 & Fairview
1115 N Riverside Dr
Espanola NM 87532
(505) 753-7005
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5994 - Espanola - (36.6 mi)
Photo Center
1202 N Riverside Dr
Espanola NM 87532
(505) 367-3594
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #9269 - Santa Fe - (48.7 mi)
Photo Center
195 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 982-8787
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Guadalupe and Catron, just off the square in Santa Fe - (48.7 mi)
Guadalupe And Catron
223 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 982-0974
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #2900 - Santa Fe - (49.7 mi)
St. Francis Drive & Cordova Road
1096 S Saint Francis Dr
Santa Fe NM 87505
(505) 982-9811
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #9263 - Santa Fe - (49.8 mi)
Photo Center
511 West Cordova Road
Santa Fe NM 87501
(505) 983-5546
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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