Passport Services

Serving the public as well as NC State University. All services by appointment only.

The fastest you can receive your passport through *ANY* passport office in North Carolina is: up to 6 weeks plus 4 business days

That's paying all the extra fees for: Express Mailing your application to the Department of State (1-2 business days), Expedited processing (4-6 weeks), and Express Mailing your passport to you (1-2 business days)

IF YOU NEED YOUR PASSPORT FAST

The entire country is experiencing a massive surge in urgent passport demand.

  • No need to keep calling local offices – all local passport offices across the country, including every single office in North Carolina, offer the EXACT SAME processing times, including for Expedited processing.
  • Right now the fastest you could receive your passport through any local passport office is up to 6 weeks PLUS 4 business days. (That’s paying extra for Expedited processing plus Express Mail both ways.)
  • If 6 weeks plus 4 business days is not fast enough for your travel plans, the only faster option is to get an appointment to go in person to a regional Passport Agency. (The closest agencies to us are in Washington, DC or Atlanta.) To pursue that option, including for life or death emergencies, please see the Department of State’s official webpage: travel.state.gov

    Please note: There are many misleading websites out there claiming to offer “expedited” services. We do not recommend any other websites or services other than the official Department of State website travel.state.gov.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

  • Each applicant requires a separate appointment.
  • Yes, we can take passport photos in our office at your appointment. (RECOMMENDED)

Make an Appointment

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

*Each passport application MUST include either a CHECK or a MONEY ORDER*

Accessibility

If you require disability-related accommodations for your passport appointment, please contact passport-services@ncsu.edu 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.

Refund Policy

All fees are non-refundable. If photos taken at the NC State Passport Services office are rejected, please contact us, bring the rejection letter from the Department of State, and we will re-take photos at no charge.

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