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Raton, New Mexico Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Raton

Residents of Raton in Colfax County, New Mexico have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Raton can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here 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.


How to Get a Passport in Raton, New Mexico

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.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

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 expediter.


Passport Office in Raton, NM

Raton Post Office
245 Park Ave
Raton NM, 87740

Looking for a passport office in Raton? There are hundreds of such offices in New Mexico. These 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 ofices don't issue passports but 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.

There is only a single passport office in Raton.

Raton Post Office
245 Park Ave
Raton, NM 87740
 

Additional passport offices that are located near Raton New Mexico:
USPO - Trinidad - Trinidad - 23 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Raton

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Raton for document sealing.

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

Regional Passport Offices Close to Raton

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 - 173.2 Miles
El Paso Passport Agency - 318.2 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 417.3 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 447 Miles
Arkansas Passport Center - 570.6 Miles


Passport Expediting in Raton, New Mexico

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Raton?

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

How fast can I get a passport in Raton?

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.

How much does a passport cost in Raton?

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, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 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 Raton?

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)
Photo Center
2921 Toupal Dr
Trinidad CO 81082
719-846-7391
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #12751 - Taos - (59.4 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 - (59.7 mi)
Photo Center
926 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
575-758-3499
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Taos - (60.2 mi)
Between Days Inn & Super 8 Motels
1335 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos NM 87571
(575) 758-8647
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #9912 - Alamosa - (79.3 mi)
Northwest Corner Of West & Main
1203 Main St
Alamosa CO 81101
(719) 589-3165
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #2425 - Las Vegas - (80.1 mi)
Mills Avenue & 7Th Street
620 Mills Ave
Las Vegas NM 87701
(505) 425-3317
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Alamosa Supercenter - (80.9 mi)
Photo Center
3333 Clark St
Alamosa CO 81101
719-587-3802
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart La Junta Supercenter - (83.3 mi)
Photo Center
6 Conley Rd
La Junta CO 81050
719-383-2592
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Pueblo Supercenter - (87.2 mi)
Photo Center
4080 W Northern Ave
Pueblo CO 81005
719-561-1933
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #4721 - Pueblo - (87.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Prairie & Northern
2900 W Northern Ave
Pueblo CO 81005
(719) 561-9728
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99