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Passport Guide for Hickory

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

How to Get a Passport in Hickory, North Carolina

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

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 Hickory 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 Hickory 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 Hickory, NC

Hickory Main Post Office
231 Government Ave SW
Hickory NC, 28602

Looking for a passport office in Hickory? 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 Hickory.

Hickory Main Post Office
231 Government Ave SW
Hickory, NC 28602

Other passport offices near Hickory North Carolina:

Newton Post Office - Newton - 8 Miles
Valdese Post Office - Valdese - 9.9 Miles
Hudson Post Office - Hudson - 12.5 Miles
Superior Court Clerk Burke County - Morganton - 15.4 Miles
Morganton Post Office - Morganton - 16.3 Miles
Taylorsville Post Office - Taylorsville - 18.7 Miles
Statesville Post Office - Statesville - 24.3 Miles
Northlake Station Post Office - Mooresville - 25.5 Miles
Gastonia Post Office - Gastonia - 25.7 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Hickory

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

Mountain View North Carolina, Hickory North Carolina, Conover North Carolina, Maiden North Carolina, Bethlehem North Carolina, Claremont North Carolina, Hudson North Carolina, Salem North Carolina, Cherryville North Carolina, Waco North Carolina, Denver North Carolina, Dallas North Carolina, Lowell North Carolina, Cornelius North Carolina, Boiling Springs North Carolina, Mount Holly North Carolina, Davidson North Carolina, Mooresville North Carolina, Belmont North Carolina, Forest City North Carolina

Regional Passport Offices Close to Hickory

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 - 186.7 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 284.2 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 392.1 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 407.7 Miles
Buffalo Passport Agency - 449.3 Miles

Passport Expediting in Hickory, North Carolina

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

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

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 Hickory.

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 Hickory 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 Hickory?

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 Hickory, 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 186.7 miles from Hickory, 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 Hickory?

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 Hickory?

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 Hickory.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. Walgreens #12484 - Hickory - (2.4 mi)
Southwest Corner Of Hwy 127 & Zion Church Rd
2700 S Nc 127 Hwy
Hickory NC 28602
(828) 294-0058
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99
CVS #2521 - Hickory - (2.4 mi)
Photo Center
Highway 127 And Harris Farm Road
Hickory NC 28602
(828) 294-1644
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #7322 - Hildebran - (3.7 mi)
Photo Center
200 A Highway 70 East
Hildebran NC 28637
(828) 397-7479
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
CVS #2676 - Hickory - (5.4 mi)
Photo Center
1220 Highway 321 Northwest
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 324-7171
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hickory - (5.4 mi)
Located In The Barnes And Noble Shopping Center On Hwy 70
2359 US Hwy 70 SE
Hickory NC 28602
(828) 441-2005
Price: Cost varies by location
UPS Store - Hickory - (5.4 mi)
Commerce Center 9th Avenue Northwest
905 Hwy 321 NW
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 324-7111
Price: Cost varies by location
Walmart Hickory Supercenter - (5.6 mi)
Photo Center
2525 Us Highway 70 Se
Hickory NC 28602
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #3563 - Hickory - (6.2 mi)
Photo Center
1504 Northeast 2nd Street
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 322-3037
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Hwy 127 Viewmont - (6.8 mi)
Hobby Lobby Shopping Center Next To Firehouse Subs
2425 N Center St
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 322-9005
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3808 - Hickory - (6.8 mi)
Photo Center
2225 12th Avenue, Northeast
Hickory NC 28601
(828) 256-6456
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99