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, 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.
Updated Processing Time for Routine Service –
Effective September 23, 2021
As of September 23, 2021 routine service can take up to 16 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. Expedited service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. These door-to-door timeframes include both processing times and mailing times on the front and back end.
For customers who want their passport in less than 16 weeks, acceptance agents recommend expedited service at the time of application.
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.
Applicant should bring an approved photo with them to be attached to the 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+): $130
- Children (0-16): $100
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+): $190
- Children (0-16): $160