U.S. Passport Acceptance Office Facility
The Center for International Education is a designated Passport Application Acceptance Facility serving all U.S. citizens. The CIE Passport Office is a full-service passport office that accepts U.S. Passport applications for children and adults, takes passport photos, and provides customer assistance with passport questions. We do not process passport renewals and will be happy to answer questions about the passport renewal process. Stop by our office to get the passport application forms and ask questions, we are happy to assist. Please note that we are not available for a walk-in same day service. Appointment is required with at least 24 hour notice.
June 17, 2021-Updated Information on Service Times
There are significant delays with passport application processing times. U.S. Passport Services processing times begin the day an application is received, not the day it is mailed.
With this in mind, the current service times are as follows:
• Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted at an acceptance facility or renewed through the mail to the day a new passport is received by the customer. The 18-week timeframe includes up to 12 weeks for processing at the passport agency and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
• Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted at an acceptance facility or renewed through the mail to the day a new passport is received by the customer. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
Proof of ID
Typically this is your driver license or other official government issued ID. Minors do not need to have an ID when parents are present with acceptable ID.
Proof of Citizenship
Typically this is an original birth certificate. This may also be a certificate of naturalization. Only original documents may be accepted. If you were born in Colorado you can obtain a birth certificate from the Weld Public Health Office.
CIE charges $10 for the one passport photo required by the U.S. Department of State for your passport application.
DS-11, application for new US Passport. You may pick this up from CIE, another acceptance facility, or online.
For more information, additional forms, and other passport and international travel information visit the Passport Services website.
UNC Passport acceptance (execution) fee is $35 per application payable to UNC by cash, credit card or check.
Passport application fee is payable by check or money order ONLY to the U.S. Department of State. Credit card or cash payments are not accepted.
- Adults (16+): $110
- Children (0-16): $80
Expedited fee is $60 and should be included along with the standard passport application fee payable by check or money order ONLY to the U.S. Department of State. Credit card or cash payments are not accepted.
- Adults (16+): $170
- Children (0-16): $140