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Passport Guide for Durham

Residents of Durham in Durham County, North Carolina have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Durham 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 2 passport offices here in Durham, there are (137) 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 Durham, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Durham.


How to Get a Passport in Durham, North Carolina

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

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 Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham, NC

RTP Post Office
65 Tw Alexander Dr
Durham NC, 27709

Durham Main Office
323 E Chapel Hill St
Durham NC, 27701

Looking for a passport office in Durham? 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 2 passport offices in Durham.

RTP Post Office
65 Tw Alexander Dr
Durham, NC 27709
Durham Main Office
323 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701

Other passport offices near Durham North Carolina:

Chapel Hill Main Post Office - Chapel Hill - 7.8 Miles
Westgate Postal Store - Raleigh - 9.2 Miles
Carrboro Post Office - Carrboro - 10.7 Miles
Rougemont Main Post Office - Rougemont - 12.7 Miles
Cary Post Office - Cary - 15.1 Miles
Apex Post Office - Apex - 16.1 Miles
Cameron Village Post Office - Raleigh - 16.9 Miles
Capital Station USPS - Raleigh - 18.3 Miles
Wake Forest Post Office - Wake Forest - 18.9 Miles
Prospect Hill Post Office - Prospect Hill - 20.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Durham

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

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

Regional Passport Offices Close to Durham

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 - 195 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 296 Miles
Atlanta Passport Agency - 301.7 Miles
New York Passport Agency - 365.2 Miles
Connecticut Passport Agency - 393.6 Miles


Passport Expediting in Durham, North Carolina

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

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

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 2 passport offices in Durham.

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 Durham 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 Durham?

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 Durham, 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 195 miles from Durham, 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 Durham?

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 Durham?

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 Durham.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #16152 - Durham - (0.8 mi)
Southwest Corner Lakewood & Fayetteville
710 Fayetteville St
Durham NC 27701
(919) 530-8774
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #16137 - Durham - (1.4 mi)
Northeast Corner Holloway & Miami
1812 Holloway St
Durham NC 27703
(919) 682-9546
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Ninth Street North - (1.4 mi)
Next To One World Mkt & Dale's Indian Cuisine Across From Elmo's
811 Ninth St
Durham NC 27705
(919) 286-3322
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #17971 - Durham - (1.8 mi)
Northeast Corner Of Guess Road & Broad Street
1505 Broad Street
Durham NC 27705
(919) 286-4431
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Costco Store #249 - Durham - (2 mi)
Photo Center
1510 N Pointe Dr
Durham NC 27705
(919) 220-2770
Price: Cost at COSTCO locations: $5.99
UPS Store - Lakeview Pavillion East - (2.4 mi)
Lakeview Pavillion, Next To Chipotle, Dunkin Donuts & Tgi Fridays
2608 Erwin Rd
Durham NC 27705
(919) 383-1400
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #4444 - Durham - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
3737 North Roxboro Street, Corner Of Carver Avenue
Durham NC 27704
(919) 471-4166
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #16138 - Durham - (2.6 mi)
Southwest Corner N Roxboro St & Frasier St
3905 N Roxboro St
Durham NC 27704
(919) 471-1534
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
Walgreens #18986 - Durham - (2.6 mi)
Northeast Corner Of North Lasalle Street & Hillsborough Road
200 North Lasalle Street
Durham NC 27705
(919) 383-5591
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Croasdaile Commons - (2.7 mi)
I-85 Exit 174, Next To Walgreens & Duke Urgent Care Serving Durham, Oxford, Stem, Mebane, Roxboro
1821 Hillandale Rd
Durham NC 27705
(919) 382-3030
Price: Cost varies by location