New Mexico State University’s Office of International and Border Programs will open a Passport Acceptance Facility on campus to serve the university community and the general public.
The facility will be located in Room 233A of the Garcia Annex building, located next to Breland Hall. Hours will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday throughFriday beginning June 14.
The facility at NMSU will be a “one-stop shop” for those applying for or renewing passports. Customers will be able to have their passport photos taken on site, and can also get information on the types of passports available.
“We thought the passport acceptance office would be a great way for us to send the message that we are serious about getting out and seeing the world,” said Cornell Menking, associate provost for International and Border Programs at NMSU. “We think having this office on campus builds a nice connection to the community.”
Menking said the office is an opportunity to get members of the general public to visit NMSU and Garcia Annex, one of the more student service-oriented buildings on campus. Menking said there are plans to include passport applications in new freshman orientation materials, and he hopes every NMSU student will obtain a passport.
Author: Adriana M. Chavez – NMSU