NMSU Passport Office

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Please use the schedule appointment link below to schedule your appointment. If you have any questions, please email passportoffice@nmsu.edu or call 575-646-7965. 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.

Effective December 18, 2023 the US Department of State has updated the processing time. Routine Service is taking 6-8 weeks and Expedite Services is taking 2-3 weeks.

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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.


  • We apologize but we are no longer offering walk-in appointments.
  • All forms must be filled out prior to arriving and we request copies be made in advance (one copy of citizenship, and the 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. Our office charges $1 per page for copies/print outs.
  • Passport Processing Times have been updated to 6-8 weeks for routine and 2-3 weeks for expedited. Please see the Department of State webpage for more information. (Processing time begins when the Passport agency or center receives your application, not when it is accepted by the acceptance agent.)
  • See our printable checklist for documentation requirements and pricing.

Need assistance or have questions? Please see the information sheets below.

Learn more about the country you are visiting such as travel warnings, visa requirements, vaccination requirements, passport validity, etc by visiting travel.state.gov.


We look forward to assisting with all your passport needs!


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.

Check or money orders only Sorry - no cash or credit cards accepted. Check your junk/spam folder for appointment confirmation and reminder emails!

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Application Requirements

First-time applicants:
  • Passport application DS-11 (PDF, Fillable PDF)
  • 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)

Printable Check List

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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.
If the passport was issued prior to the age of 16, if your passport was lost, stolen or damaged, if your passport was issued more than 15 years ago, it would not be a renewal and an appointment is necessary.
Please visit the U.S. Department of State Passport site for more information.
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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
Mon. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tue. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thu. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Authorized Acceptance Agents on Staff

Alice Delgado (primary)
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Contact Info

Phone: 575-646-7965

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