Get a Passport

Ready. Set. Passport.

Apply for a passport right here at Colorado State University. Serving both the CSU community and the public, our trained staff can answer questions, process documents, and can even take your passport photo for you!

New passport application process:

Applying for your first-time U.S. passport? Here’s what you’ll need to bring to your appointment!

Step 1: Complete the Paperwork

Locate the First-Time Passport Application Form (DS-11 form)

Print each page single sided
Fill-out in black ink only
Do not sign the application until you are at the Passport Acceptance Facility

Step 2: Take a Picture

A 2″ by 2″ square photo taken in the last 6 months is required for passport acceptance.
Photo specifications must comply with all U.S. Department of State requirements.

Want us to take it for you?
CSU Passport Acceptance Facility offers passport photos at the same time of your acceptance appointment!

  • Community Members: $15
  • CSU Students, Faculty, and Staff: $12

Other Passport Photo Locations (Appointment Times & Prices Vary)
Walmart, 1250 E. Magnolia St.
Walgreens, 2614 S. College Ave.
CVS, 105 W. Troutman Pkwy.
U.S. Post Office, 301 E. Boardwalk Dr.

Step 3: Provide Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

You must submit primary evidence of U.S. citizenship. Common forms include:

  • Original or certified U.S. Birth Certificate
  • A Certificate of Naturalization
  • A Certificate of Citizenship

Visit the U.S. Department of State website on Citizenship Evidence for a full list of accepted documents

You will need to present the original document to the acceptance facility.

Step 4: Provide Identification

You must present a physical, government-issued photo identification document (ID). Commons forms include:

  • Valid Colorado driver’s license (make a photocopy of the front and back, each on their own page)
  • Previously issued, undamaged U.S. Passport
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Current Government ID (city, state, or federal)
  • Current Military ID (military or dependent)

We cannot accept digital IDs. If you cannot present one of the primary photo IDs, please present a combination of at least two secondary IDs.

For a full list of primary and secondary IDs, visit the Photo Identification page on the U.S. Department of State website.

You will need to present the original document to the acceptance facility.

Step 5: Pay the Fees

Prepare to bring the following payments to your passport acceptance appointment:

  • Application Fee
    • The standard total application fee for adults is $130.
    • Fees can vary depending on passport book vs. card, expedited vs. routine, new passport vs. renewal. Exact fees can be calculated at Bringing a blank check to your appointment is recommended.
    • Application fee can only be paid by check, money order, or cashier’s check made payable to the U.S. Department of State.
  • Acceptance Fee
    • $35 Charge
    • Credit cards (except American Express) and checks made payable to CSU Education Abroad are accepted.
  • Photo Fee (if applicable)
    • CSU Students, Faculty, and Staff: $12
    • Community Members: $15
    • Credit cards (except American Express) and checks made payable to CSU Education Abroad are accepted.

Step 6: Submit Your Application

After compiling all the pieces of your passport application listed above, submit in-person at:

CSU Office of International Programs. Laurel Hall, 700 Oval Drive Fort Collins, CO 80523
View current hours and scheduling information.


Additional Passport Acceptance Facilities in Fort Collins:

  • Larimer County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, Recording Department, 200 W. Oak St.
    By appointment only: Schedule online
  • U.S. Post Office, 301 E. Boardwalk Dr.
    Walk-in hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday 9 – 11 a.m.

Renew Your Passport:

You can renew your passport by mail using (form DS-82)
IF your most recent passport:

  • Is submitted with your application
  • Is undamaged (other than normal “wear and tear”)
  • Was issued when you were age 16 or older
  • Was issued within the last 15 years
  • Was issued in your current name (or you can document your name change)

If you answered yes to all of these questions, complete the DS-82 form and mail it directly to the address at the top of the form. CSU will review documents for renewals but cannot mail them.
If you answered no to any of the questions, you must apply in-person following the instructions above for new passport applicants.

Additional information regarding passports, fees, and processing times can be obtained by visiting