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Charlotte, North Carolina Passport Office Information

Get a Passport in Charlotte North Carolina

Passport Guide for Charlotte

Residents of Charlotte in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina have a choice of 6 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Charlotte 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 6 passport offices here in Charlotte, there are (129) 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 any of the passport acceptance agents listed below the map on this web page. If you need it faster than that, please see: closest regional passport offices to Charlotte, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Charlotte.


How to Get a Passport in Charlotte, North Carolina

Getting a passport in Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte will need to visit a passport office.
* Charlotte 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 Charlotte

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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte 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 Offices in Charlotte, NC

Union Station
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC, 28213

South Providence Charlotte USPS
11035 Golf Links Dr
Charlotte NC, 28277

Northeast Station USPS
1820 Harris Houston Rd
Charlotte NC, 28262

Downtown Charlotte Post Office
201 N McDowell St
Charlotte NC, 28204

Mint Hill Station USPS
8920 Lawyers Rd
Charlotte NC, 28227

Carmel Station Post Office
6300 Carmel Rd
Charlotte NC, 28226

Looking for a passport office in Charlotte? 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 are 6 passport offices in Charlotte.

Union Station
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28213
South Providence Charlotte USPS
11035 Golf Links Dr
Charlotte, NC 28277
Northeast Station USPS
1820 Harris Houston Rd
Charlotte, NC 28262
Downtown Charlotte Post Office
201 N McDowell St
Charlotte, NC 28204
Mint Hill Station USPS
8920 Lawyers Rd
Charlotte, NC 28227
Carmel Station Post Office
6300 Carmel Rd
Charlotte, NC 28226

Other passport offices near Charlotte North Carolina:

Matthews Post Office - Matthews - 4.2 Miles
County Court Clerk Rock Hill SC - Rock Hill - 16.2 Miles
Gastonia Post Office - Gastonia - 20.8 Miles
York County Clerk of Court - York - 22.5 Miles
Voter Registration Office - Lancaster - 23.3 Miles
Kannapolis Post Office - Kannapolis - 24.5 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Charlotte

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

Matthews North Carolina, Pineville North Carolina, Fort Mill South Carolina, Belmont North Carolina, Harrisburg North Carolina, Mount Holly North Carolina, Newport South Carolina, Lowell North Carolina, Huntersville North Carolina, Dallas North Carolina, Cornelius North Carolina, Davidson North Carolina, Kannapolis North Carolina, Mount Pleasant North Carolina, Denver North Carolina, Sharon South Carolina, Mooresville North Carolina, Smyrna South Carolina, Great Falls South Carolina, Cherryville North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Charlotte

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.

Atlanta Passport Agency - 194.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 290.1 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 395.9 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 445.8 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 465.8 Miles


Passport Expediting in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

What is the application process of getting a passport in Charlotte?

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 are 6 passport offices in Charlotte.

The basic process: fill out the DS-11 New Passport Application, take it with your proof of identity, passport photos, and passport fees to any of the passport offices in Charlotte 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 Charlotte?

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 Charlotte, 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 Atlanta Passport Agency, it's not really close being that it's 194.8 miles from Charlotte, 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 Charlotte?

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 Charlotte?

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 Charlotte.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #7342 - Charlotte - (0.1 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Colony & Rea
7711 Colony Rd
Charlotte NC 28226
(704) 541-3773
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Colony Rd - (0.2 mi)
In The Colony Place Shopping Center
7845 Colony Rd
Charlotte NC 28226
(704) 540-8182
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #2561 - Charlotte - (1 mi)
Photo Center
4100 Carmel Road
Charlotte NC 28226
(704) 542-9210
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Carmel Rd - (1.1 mi)
Olde Towne Village Shopping Center At Carmel And Quail Hollow
4100 Carmel Rd
Charlotte NC 28226
(704) 541-1161
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Providence Rd - (1.4 mi)
Arboretum Shopping Center
8022 Providence Rd
Charlotte NC 28277
(704) 543-4022
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Charlotte Store - (1.4 mi)
Photo Center
3209 Pineville Matthews Rd
Charlotte NC 28226
704-543-4588
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
UPS Store - Rea Rd - (1.9 mi)
The Shops At Piper Glen - Rea Road And Bevington Place
6420 Rea Rd
Charlotte NC 28277
(704) 544-4822
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #5264 - Charlotte - (1.9 mi)
Photo Center
6428 Rea Road
Charlotte NC 28277
(704) 541-5713
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Southpark at Foxcroft Center - (2.3 mi)
Next To Caribou Coffee in the Foxcroft Shopping Center
7804-C Fairview Rd
Charlotte NC 28226
(704) 442-8190
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #19702 - Charlotte - (2.6 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Park Road & Sharon Road West
8520 Park Road
Charlotte NC 28210
(704) 553-8039
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99