Passport Services

A U.S. passport is the key to international travel. NC State is now an official passport acceptance facility open to students, employees and the public.

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 new Passport Services office is pleased to serve campus and the surrounding regions by providing a vital service to the community.


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

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 12:00 – 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 8:00 pm *Last applicant accepted at 7:40 pm
  • Thursdays & Fridays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm *Last applicant accepted at 12:40 pm


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.

We offer special photo only hours for passport and visa photos. No appointment needed these hours only for US Passport size photos.

  • OPT applications
  • special exam
  • additional visa photos*

*Additional visa photo services are unavailable at this time.  We will update our webpage when we are able to provide this service again.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

If you need a specific international visa photo (ie. Chinese, Japanese, UK) please email us at before attending these hours.

  • $16.09 | payable by debit card, credit card or check to NCSU Passport Services
*Passport applications will not be accepted during these hours.
  • Mondays 11 am – 1 pm and Wednesdays 9 – 11 am
*Passport Services will be closed during University Official Holidays/Closings. View the calendar for a complete list of closings. Updates will also be posted on this site.
Make an Appointment

Prepare for Your Visit

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.

Frequently Asked Questions→

First-Time Applicants (Form DS-11)

First-time applicants and those who were last issued a minor (5-year) passport are required to apply for a U.S. passport in person. Carefully review the instructions outlined through the U.S. Department of State before visiting the NC State Passport Services office. Official passport photos can be taken at the time of appointment. Forms must be printed one-sided and completed using black ink. Application dimensions must be 8” x 11”and print size must remain 100% (unaltered). Do not sign the DS-11 form until you meet with an agent. Only print the last two pages of the DS-11, pages 1 – 4 are instructions for your records.

Adult Renewals (Form DS-82)

Applicants who were last issued an adult (10-year) passport must mail in renewal applications on their own when applying on Form DS-82. However, NC State Passport Services will gladly review renewal applications, take renewal photos, and return completed applications to you to either mail yourself or sell you postage and a pre-addressed envelope for $9.00. Those who qualify for the DS-82 renewal process are encouraged to attend the walk-in photo hours (Mondays 11 am – 1 pm or Wednesdays 9 – 11 am) and not book an online appointment.

Minor Applicants Age 15 and Under (Form DS-11)

Children ages 15 and under cannot apply for a passport by themselves. The child must be present and both parents or guardians should appear with the child. Please review the special requirements for minor applicants. Official passport photos can be taken at the time of appointment. Note: Minor Passports are not renewable.

Passport Application Fees

Passport application fees and additional services should be made payable to the US Department of State in either the form of a check or money order. A $35 acceptance fee will be charged at the time of your appointment. The acceptance fee is payable to NCSU Passport Services in the form of check, debit or credit card. Fees are non-refundable. Calculate your fees.


Age 16 and Over:
  • $110 | book fee check (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s) or money orders only
  • $35 | acceptance fee debit card, credit card or check *Paid Separately
Age 15 and Under:
  • $80 | book fee check (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s) or money orders only
  • $35 | acceptance fee debit card, credit card or check *Paid Separately
Combined with passport book fees to the US Department of State in the form of check or money order
  • $60 | expedited service paid per application, in addition to required fees (2 – 3 weeks)
  • $16.48 | 1-2 day return delivery service (for passport books only, not valid for passport cards)


We take your official passport photo and ensure it meets the U.S. Department of State requirements. If you prefer you can provide your own photo, but it must meet all official passport photo requirements.

Payable by debit card, credit card or check to NCSU Passport Services
  • $16.09 | employees, unaffiliated, family NCSU affiliates, and alumni
  • $10.72 | with a valid NCSU student ID when combined with the passport acceptance fee
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:
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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