NMSU US Passport Application Acceptance Facility

Keeping in line with safe COVID-19 practices the NMSU Passport Acceptance Facility will initiate the following beginning January 12, 2021, until further notice:

  • We will process customers by appointment only, please email passportoffice@nmsu.edu (or call 575-646-7965) to schedule an appointment. We apologize but we will not be able to process walk-in customers at this time.
    • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm and closed from 12 pm to 1 pm
    • Appointments and questions can be addressed via email at passportoffice@nmsu.edu
  • All forms must be filled out prior to arriving and we request copies be made in advance (one copy of citizenship, front, and back of ID). The necessary forms and required documents can be found at travel.state.gov or oel.nmsu.edu/passports.
  • Per NMSU and State of NM guidelines, face masks are required.

Your patience is appreciated while we attempt to keep our community safe.

NMSU provides passport application acceptance services at its main campus in Las Cruces. The service is available to the general public, NMSU students, faculty, and staff.

We are located in the Educational Services Building, Room 8, on the NMSU Las Cruces campus.

Check or money orders only
Sorry – no cash or credit cards accepted.



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Application Requirements

First-time applicants:

  • Proof of citizenship (Original Birth Certificate, Naturalization Document or previous passport) and one photocopy
  • Photo I.D. (Driver’s License, Military ID, State ID) and a copy of the front and back
  • Two forms of payment in check or money order (one for the application, one for the fee and/or photo)
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Passport Renewal

Acceptance facilities do not process renewals, we are available to take care of passport photos for the renewal applications.

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Passport Photos

The NMSU Passport Acceptance Facility can take your official passport photos at the time of your visit. The cost is $10 for 2 photos.

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8 am to 5 pm, and closed from 12 pm to 1 pm

By appointment only.

Appointments and questions can be addressed via email at passportoffice@nmsu.edu
or telephone at 575-646-7965.

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Authorized Acceptance Agents on Staff

Kari Cena (primary)

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Contact Info

Phone: 575-646-7965
Email: passportoffice@nmsu.edu