Passport Services

For Americans traveling outside the United States, the U.S. passport is the only singular document that serves as both identification and proof of U.S. citizenship and is recognized around the world. NC State's Passport Services office is an official passport acceptance facility open to students, employees, and the public.

Making an Appointment

All passport acceptance hours are by appointment-only, using an on-line calendar system. Make appointments using the link below. Each applicant requires a separate appointment. Official passport photos can be taken at the time of appointment. Plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Appointment Hours

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. *Last applicant accepted at 7:40 pm
  • Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. *Last applicant accepted at 12:40 pm

Make an Appointment

Walk-in Photo Hours

We offer special photo only hours for passport, visa photos, and OPT applications. Only US passport photos will be taken during this time; no appointment is needed. Additionally, applicants who qualify for the DS-82 renewal process are encouraged to attend the walk-in photo hours instead of booking an online appointment.

  • Mondays 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Wednesdays 9-11 a.m.
  • These photos are $16.09 and payable by debit card, credit card or money order to NCSU Passport Services.
  • If you need a specific international visa photo (i.e. Chinese, Japanese, UK) please email us at for recommendations for other vendors.

Passport Services will be closed during University Official Holidays/Closings. View the calendar for a complete list of closings. 


If you require a disability-related accommodations for your passport appointment, please contact or 919-515-2249 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs. A minimum of two business days notice is required to ensure accommodation.


Application and Fee Information

Having an application properly prepared and carefully submitted can greatly reduce the odds of it being returned or delayed. Forms are available in the Passport Services office, but you are strongly encouraged to download and complete your application form prior to coming to the office. Review the website thoroughly before visiting Passport Services at NC State.

*Note the fees to the U.S. Department of State are payable by CHECK or MONEY ORDER only*

Please follow the links below for the appropriate application and fees, as well as detailed information about how to prepare for your appointment:

International Departure in Less Than Two (2) Weeks

If international departure in less than two (2) weeks, or passport is needed for foreign visas, application at a Regional Passport Agency may be advised. An appointment is required. Contact the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7793) or by email at For online appointments:

Refund Policy

All fees are non-refundable. If photos taken at the NC State Passport Services office were rejected, we will re-take photos at no charge during our regular passport acceptance hours or during our photo only business hours.

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