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Passport Guide for Chapel Hill

Residents of Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina have only a single location from which they can get a passport application sealed at. The passport agent in Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill, 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 Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Chapel Hill.

How to Get a Passport in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Getting a passport in Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill will need to visit a passport office.
* Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill

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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill Main Post Office
125 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill NC, 27514

Looking for a passport office in Chapel Hill? 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 Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Main Post Office
125 S Estes Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Additional passport offices that are located near Chapel Hill North Carolina:
Carrboro Post Office - Carrboro - 4 Miles
Durham Main Office - Durham - 7.1 Miles
RTP Post Office - Durham - 8.8 Miles
Westgate Postal Store - Raleigh - 14.8 Miles
Rougemont Main Post Office - Rougemont - 15.5 Miles
Pittsboro Main Office - Pittsboro - 16.1 Miles
Apex Post Office - Apex - 16.8 Miles
Cary Post Office - Cary - 17.6 Miles
Prospect Hill Post Office - Prospect Hill - 18.2 Miles
Alamance County Passport Services - Graham - 18.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Chapel Hill

Residents of the following close by cities looking to get a passport should consider using these passport office(s) located in Chapel Hill for document sealing.

Carrboro North Carolina, Fearrington Village North Carolina, Mebane North Carolina, Morrisville North Carolina, Cary North Carolina, Apex North Carolina, Creedmoor North Carolina, Burlington North Carolina, Holly Springs North Carolina, Raleigh North Carolina, Siler City North Carolina, Wake Forest North Carolina, Garner North Carolina, Fuquay-Varina North Carolina, Franklinton North Carolina, Knightdale North Carolina, Clayton North Carolina, Wendell North Carolina, Milton North Carolina, Providence North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Chapel Hill

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 - 199.8 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 294.6 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 301.5 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 370.8 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 399.3 Miles

Passport Expediting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in Chapel Hill. 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 Chapel Hill, North Carolina

What is the application process of getting a passport in Chapel Hill?

Getting a passport is pretty much the process same wherever you are, with most new passport applicants, the journey will start by going to a local acceptance agent; there is only one passport office in Chapel Hill.

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 Chapel Hill 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 Chapel Hill?

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 Chapel Hill, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks). You are going to have to do a little bit of a road-trip, the nearest passport issuing facility is The Washington Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 199.8 miles from Chapel Hill, but that's where you need to make an appointment. Another option for you may be to use a passport expediting service to go to a regional facility for you.

How much does a passport cost in Chapel Hill?

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 Chapel Hill?

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 Chapel Hill.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #10432 - Chapel Hill - (0.8 mi)
Southeast Corner Of Airport Rd & Weaver Dairy Rd
1670 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 590-4800
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Chapel Hill - (0.8 mi)
Chapel Hill Shopping Center Near I-40. Next To Harris Teeter
1818 Martin Luther King
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 960-0900
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3898 - Chapel Hill - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
1718 Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 942-5125
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Durham Supercenter - (2.3 mi)
Photo Center
5450 New Hope Commons Dr
Durham NC 27707
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Fordham Blvd - (2.4 mi)
Nationwide Square next to Domino's Pizza, Across from The Shoppes at Eastgate
1289 Fordham Blvd
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 932-9117
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #11547 - Chapel Hill - (2.5 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Franklin St & Estes
1500 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 918-4392
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Watkins Rd - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
3307 Watkins Rd
Durham NC 27707
(919) 748-3125
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #10277 - Chapel Hill - (3.5 mi)
Photo Center
137 Franklin Street
Chapel Hill NC 27514
(919) 942-6447
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3833 - Carrboro - (3.8 mi)
Photo Center
200 North Greensboro Street
Carrboro NC 27510
(919) 929-2181
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #16122 - Chapel Hill - (4 mi)
Southwest Corner Raleigh Rd. & Environ
1106 Environ Way
Chapel Hill NC 27517
(919) 942-8738
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99