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.

Application and Fee Information

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

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 travel.state.gov website thoroughly before visiting Passport Services at NC State.

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

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. Please plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to your appointment time*

Appointment Hours

  • Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Make an Appointment

International Departure in Less Than Two (2) Weeks

As a Passport Acceptance Facility, we do not print passports. Your application is submitted and forwarded to a Passport Agency. 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 NPIC@state.gov. For online appointments: passportappointment.us

Walk-in Hours:

We offer photo only hours for U.S. passport photos. These photos are $16.09 and payable by debit card, credit card or money order to NCSU Passport Services. Additionally, applicants who qualify for the DS-82 renewal process are encouraged to attend the walk-in photo/renewal hours instead of booking an online appointment.

Photos and Renewals (DS-82):

  • Mondays: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Photos ONLY:

  • Mondays: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

Accessibility

If you require a 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 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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