Passport Applications

We currently are unable to process passport applications. This message will be updated when the status changes.

The Department of State Passport Services Processing Times

(Updated April 2023)

  • Routine processing is 10 – 13 weeks.
  • Expedited service (for an additional $60) is 7 to 9 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. 

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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

A meeting to execute your DS-11 passport application is scheduled by appointment only.

Email for passport appointment instructions and information. You will receive an automatic reply email with updated information and instructions.


  • 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
    • 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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