Passport Applications

Passport Processing Times

The Department of State Passport Services Processing Times
(Updated Dec. 2022)

  • Routine processing is 6 to 9 weeks.
  • Expedited service (for an additional $60) is 3 to 5 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.
  • Mail times vary across the country. Plan ahead and apply early.

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U.S. PassportThe City of Golden is a designated Passport Acceptance Facility under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.

City of Golden City Hall
911 10th Street
Golden, CO  80401

Phone: (303) 215-8860

The Passport Office is open 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tues. – Thurs. by appointment only. Send an email to for passport appointment instructions and information.


  • Applicants should fill out the US Department of State forms prior to arriving.
  • 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
    • Colorado Public Counter Information, 3151 S. Vaughn Way, Suite 600, Aurora, CO  80014
    • Applicants must have all documentation completed and a copy of their travel itinerary.


At this time we are unable to process credit/debit cards. Bring with you two separate Checks or Money Orders for passport books, passport cards and fees filled out as follows:

  • Dept. of State” for their fees. See the U.S. Department of State website for a fee calculator.
  • “City of Golden” for passport processing fee of $35 per passport.

Learn more about applying for a passport

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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