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Passport Guide for Carolina Beach

Residents of Carolina Beach in New Hanover County, North Carolina have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Carolina Beach can provide you with passport forms or witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you don't need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent). Besides the 1 passport office here in Carolina Beach, there are (139) other passport offices in North Carolina from which you can get a passport application sealed at. If you are not needing a passport for at least (4-6) weeks, you can visit the sole passport acceptance agent listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Carolina Beach, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Carolina Beach.


How to Get a Passport in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

Getting a passport in Carolina Beach is easy, it depends on what type of passport application you are doing and how quickly you need it processed. We've written the following passport guides, it doesn't matter if you are in Carolina Beach or not as the process will be similar regardless of where you are, The standard passport processing times right now are 10 to 12 weeks to receive your passport.

* Anyone applying for a new passport in Carolina Beach will need to visit a passport office.
* Carolina Beach isn't near a passport agency, you could try a passport service or arrange to travel to one of the regional offices.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in Carolina Beach

Just a quick note about passport renewals because it will save you a lot of time, money, and hassles. It doesn't matter where you are, if you are in Carolina Beach or any other city in North Carolina or any other state for that matter. If you have your old passport that is in good condition, it expired less than 5 years ago (or hasn't expired yet) and you are an adult - you can simply do your renewal paperwork online at the Department of State / Bureau of Consular Affairs and mail it in with new passport photos. It is currently taking 10-12 weeks standard processing or 4-6 weeks for expedited processing. If you need to renew it faster, you MUST have proof of travel and you must visit a regional passport office yourself, the closest ones to Carolina Beach are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expediter.


Passport Office in Carolina Beach, NC

Carolina Beach Post Office
1323 Bridge Barrier Rd
Carolina Beach NC, 28428

Looking for a passport office in Carolina Beach? There are hundreds of such offices in North Carolina. These local passport offices are typically post offices, county clerk offices, and other government offices (Keep in mind: that not all county clerks, and not all post offices are acceptance agents). These ofices don't issue passports but witness your signature and officially seal your passport application. There is a $35 fee for sealing your application and supporting documentation. Renewals do not need to visit an acceptance agent.

There is only a single passport office in Carolina Beach.

Carolina Beach Post Office
1323 Bridge Barrier Rd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
 

Other passport offices near Carolina Beach North Carolina:

University of NC Wilmington - Wilmington - 11.5 Miles
Wilmington Post Office - Wilmington - 12.2 Miles
Brunswick County, Register of Deeds - Bolivia - 13 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Carolina Beach

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Carolina Beach for their passport application sealing needs.

Southport North Carolina, Long Beach North Carolina, Ogden North Carolina, North Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Wallace North Carolina, Brunswick North Carolina, Tabor City North Carolina, Garland North Carolina, Myrtle Beach South Carolina, Dublin North Carolina, Boardman North Carolina, Garden City South Carolina, Marietta North Carolina, Murrells Inlet South Carolina, Mullins South Carolina, Newport North Carolina, Atlantic Beach North Carolina, Havelock North Carolina, Morehead City North Carolina, Dover North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Carolina Beach

These are passport issuing facilities. You will need to make an appointment and present proof of upcoming travel but in most cases, you will be able to get passport renewal, new passports, child passports, or a lost passport replacement Same Day or Next Day.

Washington Passport Agency - 294.6 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 323.3 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 378.4 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 442.2 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 468.8 Miles


Passport Expediting in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Carolina Beach. Passport expediting companies charge their own set of fees for their service in addition to the government passport application fee and government expediting fee. The cost gets more expensive the faster your passport is needed and it's actually not any faster than visiting a regional passport office yourself. However, using an expediting service is highly convenient as you won't have to go to a regional passport office yourself (for any DS11 application, you will still need to visit a local acceptance agent to get your documents sealed).

Read more about 3rd Party Passport Expediting



Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

What is the application process of getting a passport in Carolina Beach?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, the downside to being in Carolina Beach and needing a passport is that there is no regional passport office nearby. If you need a passport quickly, you will have limited options. With most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Carolina Beach.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to the only passport office in Carolina Beach to witness your signature and seal the documents. Wait 10-12 weeks.
For complete in-depth details see: New Passport Application Guide

How fast can I get a passport in Carolina Beach?

There are a couple of different methods to getting your passport processed, which route you choose will determine how fast your passport will be received. By going to a passport service office in Carolina Beach, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). There are no regional passport issuing offices within 200 miles. You might want to consider using a private passport courier that can expedite your passport application.

How much does a passport cost in Carolina Beach?

Unlike drivers licenses and state IDs, passports are a Federal (national) document, it costs the same no matter what city or state you are in, $110 ($145 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $80 ($115 with acceptance agent fee) for child passports. There may be some additional fees and / or expenses that you might need to pay, please see passport fees for an explaination of all passport fees and costs.

Where to get passport photos in Carolina Beach?

One of the most common questions we get asked is where "where should I get my passport photos taken at?" First, have a look at our in-depth passport photo guide so you know everything there is to know about passport photos. Here are the major stores that take and print passport photos near Carolina Beach.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #7345 - Carolina Beach - (0.6 mi)
Photo Center
901 Dow Road
Carolina Beach NC 28428
(910) 458-3060
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7981 - Carolina Beach - (0.8 mi)
Of Hwy 421 &
1361 N Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach NC 28428
(910) 458-4172
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4298 - Wilmington - (4 mi)
Photo Center
6435 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington NC 28412
(910) 392-1700
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #12853 - Wilmington - (5.3 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Carolina Bch Rd & Sanders
5900 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington NC 28412
(910) 442-4300
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Wilmington Supercenter - (6.5 mi)
Photo Center
5135 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington NC 28412
910-392-7686
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #1560 - Wilmington - (8.2 mi)
Southwest Corner Of College & 17Th St
3720 S College Rd
Wilmington NC 28412
(910) 793-5740
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #4622 - Wilmington - (8.4 mi)
Photo Center
3625 South College Road
Wilmington NC 28412
(910) 395-8248
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - S College Rd - (8.5 mi)
S College & 17th St Ext. Pine Vly Shopping Ctr Next To Food Lion Behind Zaxby's & Scotchman
3600 S College Rd
Wilmington NC 28412
(910) 799-2858
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #16170 - Southport - (8.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Howe & River Rd.
1531 N Howe St
Southport NC 28461
(910) 457-4721
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walmart Southport Supercenter - (8.6 mi)
Photo Center
1675 N Howe St
Southport NC 28461
910-454-9980
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44