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New Castle, Delaware Passport Office Information

Last Reviewed on March 16th, 2022

How to get a passport in New Castle, DE: Passport Offices & Application Process

Wilmington Post Office and Distribution Center
147 Quigley Blvd
New Castle DE, 19720

In New Castle, Delaware there is only a single passport office location (e.g. acceptance agent). These passport offices are part of the application process for a new adult or child passport application. The New Castle passport office clerks are official "acceptance agents" for the Passport Agency and can witness your signature and seal your passport documents (if you do not need your passport application sealed then you do not need to visit an acceptance agent).

In addition to the 1 passport office in New Castle, there are (16) other passport offices in Delaware 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 New Castle, Delaware and Expedited Passport service options for New Castle.

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 local passport offices don't issue passports; the clerks (acceptance agents) at a local office can 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.

Passport Offices in New Castle Delaware

Showing the single passport office in New Castle:

Wilmington Post Office and Distribution Center

147 Quigley Blvd
New Castle, DE 19720


Other passport offices near New Castle Delaware

Federal Station Post Office - Newark - 2.6 Miles
Pennsville Post Office - Pennsville - 4 Miles
Rodney Square Station Post Office - Wilmington - 6.4 Miles
Newark Main Post Office - Newark - 6.5 Miles
Greenville Branch Post Office - Wilmington - 7.7 Miles
Salem County Clerk's Office - Salem - 7.8 Miles
Hockessin Post Office - Hockessin - 9.2 Miles
Talleyville Postal Store - Wilmington - 9.8 Miles
USPS Elkton Post Office - Elkton - 10.8 Miles
USPS Chesapeake City Post Office - Chesapeake City - 12.7 Miles

Regional Passport Offices Close to New Castle

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.

Philadelphia Passport Agency - 27.8 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 80.6 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 97.8 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 126.4 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 243.9 Miles

New Castle, Delaware Passport Forms & Application Guides

Getting a passport in New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle will need to visit a passport office.
* Please see regional passport offices close to New Castle, there is one less than 100 miles from New Castle.
* To renew your passport, you do NOT need to visit a passport office.

Please select the appropriate guide from the list:

Passport Renewal in New Castle

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 New Castle or any other city in Delaware 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 New Castle are listed below. If this is not possible or you want to avoid going there yourself, please only then consider using a passport expeditor.

Passport Service for Cities Near New Castle

Residents of the following cities that are close to New Castle can consider using the passport office services in New Castle for their passport application sealing needs.

New Castle Delaware, Newport Delaware, Pennsville New Jersey, Delaware City Delaware, Elsmere Delaware, Newark Delaware, Greenville Delaware, Penns Grove New Jersey, Hockessin Delaware, Hancocks Bridge New Jersey, Arden Delaware, Claymont Delaware, Odessa Delaware, Woodstown New Jersey, Kennett Square Pennsylvania, Middletown Delaware, Avondale Pennsylvania, Swedesboro New Jersey, Chester Heights Pennsylvania, Townsend Delaware

Passport Expediting in New Castle, Delaware

In a hurry and travelling soon? You can use a company that expedites passports in New Castle. 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).

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Frequently Asked Questions About Passports in New Castle, Delaware

We make the passport application process easier and make getting a passport in New Castle simplier. Our guide to how and where to get a passport in New Castle contains all the passport office information you will need but often times there are still questions:

What is the application process of getting a passport in New Castle?

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 New Castle.
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 New Castle 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 New Castle?

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 New Castle, you have the choice between standard mail-in service (currently taking 10-12 weeks) or expedited mail-in service (takes 4-6 weeks).

While not down the street, the closest option for a passport-issuing facility is the Philadelphia Passport Agency, it's not too far from New Castle and if you can provide proof of travel within the next seventy-two hours, you can make an appointment there and get a passport.

If you have trouble getting an appointment at the Philadelphia Passport Agency, there are additional regional offices that are farther but may be options for you, see regional passport offices near New Castle.

How much does a passport cost in New Castle?

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, $130 ($165 with acceptance agent fee) for adult passports and $100 ($135 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 New Castle?

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 New Castle.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite.

Walmart New Castle Store - (0.9 mi)
Photo Center
117 Wilton Blvd
New Castle DE 19720
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #11058 - New Castle - (1.8 mi)
Community Plaza
287 Christiana Rd
New Castle DE 19720
(302) 325-1098
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11034 - New Castle - (1.9 mi)
River Plaza Shopping Center
740 Ferry Cut Off St
New Castle DE 19720
(302) 326-4630
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #246 - Christiana - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
900 Center Blvd
Newark DE 19702
(302) 894-0511
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
Walgreens #11009 - New Castle - (2.7 mi)
The Manor Park Shopping Center
1413 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle DE 19720
(302) 328-8237
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11017 - Bear - (2.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Route 7 & 40
1120 Pulaski Hwy
Bear DE 19701
(302) 832-2300
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Bear - (2.9 mi)
Glendale Shopping Plaza
1148 Pulaski Hwy
Bear DE 19701
(302) 834-1600
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #6869 - New Castle - (3.2 mi)
Photo Center
8 Landers Ln
New Castle DE 19720
(302) 594-4501
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #11003 - Newark - (3.3 mi)
The University Plaza Shopping Center
15 University Plz
Newark DE 19702
(302) 737-6400
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3042 - Bear - (4 mi)
Photo Center
1545 Pulaski Highway
Bear DE 19701
(302) 832-8701
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99

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