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Passport Services

alert iconWe are NOT processing passports at this time.
Please visit the State Department Passport page for information on where and how to obtain or renew your passport.

The Department of State Passport Services Processing Times

(Updated March 2024)Passport1

  • Routine processing is 6 – 8 weeks.
  • Expedited service (for an additional $60) is 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Processing times begin the day your application is received at a passport agency or center, not the day you mail your application or apply.
  • Mailing times are not included in processing times. Processing times only include the time your application is at one of our Federal passport agencies or centers (not facilities). The total time to get your passport includes both processing and mailing times. It may take up to 2 weeks for applications to arrive by mail at a passport agency or center, and up to 2 weeks for you to receive a completed passport in the mail after we print it. Consider the total time it will take to receive your passport when you are booking travel. 


  • Applicants should fill out the US Department of State forms prior to arriving for your passport appointment.
  • Proof of Citizenship:  State certified birth certificate, previous passport, or a naturalization certificate.
  • Proof of Identity:  Valid drivers license (not temporary or learner’s permit), naturalization certificate, previous U.S. passport, government issued I.D. with photo and signature, or military I.D. with photo and signature.
  • One color photograph: 2” x 2” with white background is required.  The City of Golden does not have photo services available.
  • For minors under 15:  Child and both parents listed on birth certificate must be present. (See U.S. Department of State website for more information).
  • For minors 16-17:  Minor and one parent listed on birth certificate must be present. (See U.S. Department of State website for more information).
  • Applicants with urgent travel in two weeks or less should schedule an appointment at one of the Regional Passport Agencies via the automated appointment line:  1-877-487-2788

Applicants must have all documentation completed and a copy of their travel itinerary.


  • Visit U.S. Department of State for their fees. See the  website for a fee calculator.
  • City of Golden” is not currently processing passports. This area will be updated when we are again able to provide this service.


If you have questions about your passport application, whether you’re applying for the first time, renewing your passport, obtaining a passport for a child, or need to expedite your passport for an upcoming trip, you can learn more on the U.S. Department of State website.

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