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Rio Rancho, New Mexico Passport Office Information

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Passport Guide for Rio Rancho

Residents of Rio Rancho in Sandoval County, New Mexico have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho, 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 Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Expedited Passport service options for Rio Rancho.

How to Get a Passport in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Getting a passport in Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho will need to visit a passport office.
* Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho

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 Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho, NM

Rio Rancho Branch Station
900 Pinetree Rd SE
Rio Rancho NM, 87124

Looking for a passport office in Rio Rancho? 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 Rio Rancho.

Rio Rancho Branch Station
900 Pinetree Rd SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Additional passport offices that are located near Rio Rancho New Mexico:
Richard J. Pino Station - Albuquerque - 3.3 Miles
Academy Station - Albuquerque - 6.5 Miles
Bernalillo Post Office - Bernalillo - 7.2 Miles
Uptown Station - Albuquerque - 8.6 Miles
Main Window Office - Albuquerque - 8.8 Miles
Galleria Post Office - Albuquerque - 9.2 Miles
USPS Downtown Station - Albuquerque - 9.3 Miles
University Station - Albuquerque - 9.8 Miles
Steve Schiff Station - Albuquerque - 9.9 Miles
Manzano Station - Albuquerque - 11.2 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Rio Rancho

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

Rio Rancho New Mexico, Rio Rancho New Mexico, Peña Blanca New Mexico, Jemez Springs New Mexico, Belen New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexico, Rio En Medio New Mexico, Española New Mexico, Santa Cruz New Mexico, San Juan New Mexico, Pueblo Pintado New Mexico, Magdalena New Mexico, Peñasco New Mexico, Tecolotito New Mexico, Cleveland New Mexico, San Antonio New Mexico, Angel Fire New Mexico, Cimarron New Mexico

Regional Passport Offices Close to Rio Rancho

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 - 208.9 Miles
Western Passport Agency - 275.2 Miles
Colorado Passport Agency - 279.2 Miles
Dallas Passport Agency - 512.2 Miles
San Diego Passport Agency - 543.2 Miles

Passport Expediting in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Rio Rancho?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Rio Rancho and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Rio Rancho.

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 Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho?

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 Rio Rancho, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Rio Rancho?

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 Rio Rancho?

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 Rio Rancho.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #7552 - Rio Rancho - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
1001 New Mexico 528 South East
Rio Rancho NM 87124
(505) 896-2078
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #5158 - Rio Rancho - (0.6 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Rio Rancho & Southern
4051 Southern Blvd Se
Rio Rancho NM 87124
(505) 892-6690
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Rio Rancho - (0.7 mi)
In The Smith's Shopping Center Behind McDonald's
1380 Rio Rancho Blvd SE
Rio Rancho NM 87124
(505) 892-5039
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #4187 - Rio Rancho - (1.4 mi)
Southern Boulevard & Unser
1941 Southern Blvd Se
Rio Rancho NM 87124
(505) 891-8186
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Rio Rancho Supercenter - (1.5 mi)
Photo Center
901 Unser Blvd Se
Rio Rancho NM 87124
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Cottonwood Corners - (1.9 mi)
Nw Albuquerque, Alameda And Ellison, Next To Mattress Firm
3705 Ellison Dr NW
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 898-2222
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #12407 - Albuquerque - (2 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Unser & Mcmahon
10800 Unser Blvd Nw
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 205-1849
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #8916 - Albuquerque - (2 mi)
Photo Center
3821 Ellison Drive North West
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 899-9001
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7319 - Albuquerque - (2.1 mi)
Photo Center
10700 Unser Blvd Nw
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 792-1992
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #4651 - Albuquerque - (2.1 mi)
Southeast Corner Coors By-Pass & Ellison
10236 Coors Bypass Nw
Albuquerque NM 87114
(505) 898-1730
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99