Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

Albuquerque Passport - Where to Apply for a Passport in Albuquerque, NM.

There are only four passport offices in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico where American citizens can apply for their travel document. Facilites in other cities are listed to provide more options. The list of locations where you can submit a passport application in Albuquerque in provided below. Be aware that many passport offices have limited operating hours and may require an appointment so be sure to call before you make the trip.

Submit the completed application Form DS-11 and supporting documents required for a new passport at a nearby application acceptance facility where an authorized agent will administer and oath and witness the signing of the application. Applying for services such as a passport renewals, corrections and name changes within the first yeaer can be done by mail. Need a list of places to apply in New Mexico other than the city of Albuquerque? Click here to see the New Mexico passport office locations.

Applications submitted at these locations are processed in up to 11 weeks for routine service and within 5 to 7 weeks for expedited service. Emergency processing in 2 weeks or less require submitting the application form and supporting documents at the regional agency in El Paso or the Western Passport Center in Tucson.

An alternative for those who are unable to travel to El Paso is to fast track the passport application through a registered expediter.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Mailing delays are impacting passport processing. The Department of State's processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center and not when you mail them or apply at a local acceptance facility. Standard service may take between 7 and 10 weeks. This timeframe does not include delivery time. Mailing times vary across the country.

Expedited service takes from 4 to 6 weeks exluding mailing times on the front and back end. Mailing delays may be significant so requesting 1-2-day mailing may greatly help.

Regional passport agencies are offering two types of appointments: Life-of-Death Emergency Service and Urgent Travel Service.

Life-or-death emergencies are serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family (parent, legal guardian, child, spouse, sibling, and grandparent) that require you to travel outside the United States within 3 business days.

If you need to travel due to a qualified life-or-death emergency, please call the National Passport Information Center for an appointment:

Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. ET, call 1-877-487-2778 (TDD/TTY:1-888-874-7793) Outside of these hours, call 202-647-4000.

For Urgent Travel Service, you need to call 14 days before your scheduled international travel or 28 days if you also need to secure a foreign visa.

If you need to travel urgently for reasons other than a life-or-death emergency, please call the NPIC at 1-877-487-2778 Mondays through Fridays 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. ET.

FacilityAddressCityStateZIP CodePublic Phone
ALBUQUERQUE MAIN OFFICE1135 BROADWAY BOULEVARD NORTH EASTALBUQUERQUENM871015053468484
RIO RANCHO BRANCH STATION900 PINETREE ROAD SERIO RANCHONM871245059943756
BERNALILLO COUNTY CLERKS OFFICEONE CIVIC PLAZA NWALBUQUERQUENM871025054681290
MANZANO STATION11600 HAINES AVE. NEALBUQUERQUENM871125053460947
UNM PASSPORT ACCEPTANCE CENTER @ THE UNM BOOKSTORE2301 CENTRAL AVENUE NORTH EASTALBUQUERQUENM871065056970110
PLACITAS POST OFFICE652 STATE HIGHWAY 165PLACITASNM870435058673460
CEDAR CREST POST OFFICE12218 STATE HIGHWAY 14 NORTHCEDAR CRESTNM870085052815668
BERNALILLO POST OFFICE145 CALLE PRESIDENTEBERNALILLONM870045057718822
ISLETA POST OFFICE119 TRIBAL ROAD 40ISLETANM870225058693907
PERALTA POST OFFICE2470 BOSQUE FARMS BOULEVARDPERALTANM870425058699180

Schedule an appointment at the El Paso regional processing center if you need to obtain your travel document in 2 weeks or less. Applicants who cannot travel from Albuquerque to the regional agency, can utilize the services of a registered expediter to submit the application for them. We recommend Rush My Passport if you need to expedite passport application as fast as one day.

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