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.

*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.

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 1:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursdays & Fridays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Make an Appointment

Special Photo Hours

We offer special photo only hours for official US Passport Photos. No appointment needed these hours only for visa, special exam, and OPT application photos.

*Passport applications will not be accepted during these hours. 

  • Thursdays & Fridays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Passport Fair

Passport Services will be holding special hours on Monday, November 27th to accommodate walk-ins. The Passport Fair is open to students, employees and the public. Appointments are not necessary this day only.

More Information

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 Applicant Requirements (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. Forms must be printed one-sided, in black ink and signed in front of the passport agent (do not sign the DS-11 until you meet with an agent).

Adult Renewals (DS-82)

Applicants who were last issued an adult (10-year) passport can submit renewal applications on their own by mail. However Passport Services at NC State will gladly review renewal applications and take renewal photos. Those who qualify for the DS-82 renewal process are encouraged to attend the photo only hours (Thursdays & Fridays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) and not book an on-line appointment.  Note: Minor Passports are not renewable.

Minor Applicants (Under Age 16)

Children under age 16 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.

Passport Application Fees

Passport application fees should be made payable to the US Department of State in either the form of a check or money order.  A $25 debit/credit card or check execution fee will be charged at the time of your appointment. Fees are non-refundable. Calculate your fees.


Age 16 and Over:
$110 by check (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s) or money orders only
$25 by debit/credit card or check execution fee

Age 15 and Under:
$80 by check (personal, certified, cashier’s, traveler’s) or money orders only
$25 debit/credit card or check execution fee


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.

  • Photo | $15 debit/credit card or check

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.

Please review the following links before visiting the NC State Passport Services office.






Witherspoon Student Center, Room 321
2810 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27695