Passport Services

NC State's Passport Services office is an official passport acceptance facility open to the public as well as students and employees. All applications are accepted by appointment only; please see below.

Application and Fee Information

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


To make an appointment, keep reading then click red button:

  • Each applicant requires a separate appointment.
  • We can take official passport photos for you at the time of appointment.
  • Please plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • 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.
  • We strongly encourage you to review the website thoroughly before visiting Passport Services at NC State, particularly if you have any unusual circumstances or questions, so that you arrive to your appointment prepared with everything you need.


Talley Student Union, Suite 2123
2610 Cates Ave
Raleigh, NC 27695

PARKING (by credit card only):
Public Pay Lot at the intersection of Dan Allen and Cates Ave.
From the parking lot, walk 5-6 minutes down Cates Avenue to Talley Student Union.

Make an Appointment


Our office is an official Passport Acceptance Facility, just like many post offices. The fastest service any local Passport Acceptance Facility can offer is “Expedited Service”, which currently allows you to receive your passport within 4-6 weeks (for an additional $60 fee). If your travel plans require a new passport sooner than six weeks, you will likely need to go instead to a regional Passport Agency (instead of a local Passport Acceptance Facility like us) – the nearest Passport Agencies are in Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA, and appointments are required.

For more information, we urge you to always consult the Department of State’s official webpage
Other websites can be misleading and sell unnecessary “expediting” services. Here is the Department of State’s webpage for getting a passport in a hurry:

You can also contact the Department of State’s official National Passport Information Center (NPIC) toll free at 1-877-487-2778 (TDD: 1-888-874-7793) or by email at


If you require 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.

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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