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Gastonia, North Carolina Passport Office Information

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

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.

Passport Office in Gastonia, NC

Gastonia Post Office
301 W Main Ave
Gastonia NC, 28052

There is only a single passport office in Gastonia.

Gastonia Post Office
301 W Main Ave
Gastonia, NC 28052

Regional Passport Offices Close to Gastonia

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 - 178.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 298.7 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 405.7 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 434.7 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 473.3 Miles

Other passport offices near Gastonia North Carolina:

York County Clerk of Court - York - 13.6 Miles
County Court Clerk Rock Hill SC - Rock Hill - 19.4 Miles
Downtown Charlotte Post Office - Charlotte - 20.4 Miles
Carmel Station Post Office - Charlotte - 21.3 Miles
Gaffney Post Office - Gaffney - 21.6 Miles
South Providence Charlotte USPS - Charlotte - 25.6 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Gastonia

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

Dallas North Carolina, Lowell North Carolina, Belmont North Carolina, Cherryville North Carolina, Waco North Carolina, Mount Holly North Carolina, Smyrna South Carolina, Blacksburg South Carolina, Newport South Carolina, Sharon South Carolina, Pineville North Carolina, Fort Mill South Carolina, Boiling Springs North Carolina, Maiden North Carolina, Denver North Carolina, Huntersville North Carolina, Cornelius North Carolina, Davidson North Carolina, Matthews North Carolina, Mountain View North Carolina

How to Get a Passport in Gastonia, North Carolina

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

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 Gastonia 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 Gastonia 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 Expediting in Gastonia, North Carolina

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

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

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 Gastonia.

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 Gastonia 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 Gastonia?

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 Gastonia, 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 178.2 miles from Gastonia, 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 Gastonia?

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 Gastonia?

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 Gastonia.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walmart Gastonia Supercenter - (2.7 mi)
Photo Center
223 N Myrtle School Rd
Gastonia NC 28052
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walgreens #5877 - Gastonia - (2.9 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Garrison & Franklin
1902 W Franklin Blvd
Gastonia NC 28052
(704) 864-4590
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #3823 - Gastonia - (2.9 mi)
Photo Center
1850 West Franklin Boulevard
Gastonia NC 28052
(704) 867-1265
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walgreens #7859 - Gastonia - (4 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Union & Neal Hawkins
2975 Union Rd
Gastonia NC 28054
(704) 867-6957
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #5565 - Gastonia - (4 mi)
Photo Center
1075 East Hudson Boulevard
Gastonia NC 28054
(704) 864-8749
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3899 - Bessemer City - (4.1 mi)
Photo Center
902 Highway 274
Bessemer City NC 28016
(704) 629-4196
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Kendrick Crossing - (4.5 mi)
New Harris Tetter Shopping Center
3340 Robinwood Rd
Gastonia NC 28056
(704) 853-3900
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #15110 - Kings Mountain - (5.5 mi)
Northwest Corner Of Country Club & W Kings Dr (Hwy 74)
900 Shelby Rd
Kings Mountain NC 28086
(704) 739-2127
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #6407 - Kings Mountain - (5.7 mi)
Photo Center
1017 Shelby Road
Kings Mountain NC 28086
(704) 739-2571
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #3837 - Gastonia - (5.8 mi)
Photo Center
1803 South New Hope Road
Gastonia NC 28054
(704) 867-3541
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99