NMSU US Passport Application Acceptance Facility

The NMSU Passport Acceptance Facility will be open on a reduced operating schedule beginning January 18, 2022.  Office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.  Please use the schedule appointment link below to schedule your appointment. If you have any questions, please email passportoffice@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-1631.  If you have urgent passport needs, please call the U.S. Passport Information Line at 1-877-487-2778.  For more information regarding passports or to find a Passport Acceptance Facility, go HERE.

  • We apologize but we are no longer offering walk-in appointments.
    • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 8 am to 5 pm and closed from 12 pm to 1 pm.
    • 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.  Please check your application for errors, as corrections are not allowed.
  • For current information on NMSU’s COVID practices and policies, please visit NMSU NOW.
  • Passport Processing Times have been updated to 8- 11 weeks for routine and 5-7 weeks for expedited.  Please see the Department of State webpage for more information.
  • As of December 27, 2021 both adult and minor passport books increased in price by $20
    • Adult Passport Book – $130
    • Minor Passport Book – $100

We look forward to assisting with all your passport needs!

Per NMSU policy: As of August 2, 2021 masks are required to be worn indoors on the NMSU campus.  This includes the NMSU Passport Acceptance Facility.

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 next to the Pan American Center at 1780 East University Ave in the Educational Services Building, Room 8, on the NMSU Las Cruces campus.

Free parking and visitor permits are available for passport customers.  Go to visitor parking information to learn more.

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

Check your junk/spam folder for appointment confirmation and reminder emails!

Schedule Appointment


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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