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Marion, North Carolina Passport Office Information


Residents of Marion in McDowell County, North Carolina have a choice of 2 passport locations to visit in order to get their passport application sealed. The passport agents in Marion 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 Marion, 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 Marion, North Carolina and Expedited Passport service options for Marion.

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 Offices in Marion, NC

McDowell County Clerk of Superior Court
1 S Main St
Marion NC, 28752

Marion Post Office
215 S Main St
Marion NC, 28752

There are 2 passport offices in Marion.

McDowell County Clerk of Superior Court
1 S Main St
Marion, NC 28752
Marion Post Office
215 S Main St
Marion, NC 28752

Regional Passport Offices Close to Marion

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 - 165.2 Miles
Washington Passport Agency - 305 Miles
Detroit Passport Agency - 399.5 Miles
Philadelphia Passport Agency - 413.3 Miles
Chicago Passport Agency - 452.6 Miles



Other passport offices near Marion North Carolina:

Ridgecrest MPO - Black Mountain - 13.5 Miles
Morganton Post Office - Morganton - 16.1 Miles
Superior Court Clerk Burke County - Morganton - 17 Miles
Superior Court Clerk Yancey County - Burnsville - 17.6 Miles
Bakersville Post Office - Bakersville - 18.7 Miles
Clerk of Civil Court Rutherford County - Rutherfordton - 21.3 Miles
Town of Newland NC - Newland - 22.8 Miles
Valdese Post Office - Valdese - 22.9 Miles

Passport Service for Cities Near Marion

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

Old Fort North Carolina, Spruce Pine North Carolina, Salem North Carolina, Minneapolis North Carolina, Forest City North Carolina, Weaverville North Carolina, Hudson North Carolina, Blowing Rock North Carolina, Tryon North Carolina, Mountain View North Carolina, Boiling Springs North Carolina, Hickory North Carolina, Chesnee South Carolina, Bethlehem North Carolina, Waco North Carolina, Cherryville North Carolina, Johnson City Tennessee, Conover North Carolina, Hot Springs North Carolina, Maiden North Carolina


How to Get a Passport in Marion, North Carolina

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

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 Marion 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 Marion 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 Marion, North Carolina

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

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

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 Marion.

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 Marion 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 Marion?

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 Marion, 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 165.2 miles from Marion, 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 Marion?

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 Marion?

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 Marion.

It is recommended that you call to confirm that your chosen location offers passport photos onsite. CVS #3534 - Marion - (2 mi)
Photo Center
555 North Main Street
Marion NC 28752
(828) 652-4343
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Marion Supercenter - (4.3 mi)
Photo Center
2875 Sugar Hill Rd
Marion NC 28752
828-652-1872
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
Walmart Spruce Pine Supercenter - (9.2 mi)
Photo Center
2514 Halltown Rd
Spruce Pine NC 28777
828-766-7601
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #7574 - Spruce Pine - (10.4 mi)
Photo Center
12121 South Highway 226, The Commoms Shopping Center
Spruce Pine NC 28777
(828) 765-7076
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Black Mountain - (15.2 mi)
I-40, Exit 64, North One Block On Right, Just Before R/R Tracks
151 NC Hwy 9
Black Mountain NC 28711
(828) 664-9333
Price: Cost varies by location
CVS #3860 - Black Mountain - (15.7 mi)
Photo Center
425 West State Street
Black Mountain NC 28711
(828) 669-2992
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
Walmart Morganton Supercenter - (16 mi)
Photo Center
G120 Morganton Heights Blvd
Morganton NC 28655
828-439-9319
Price: Cost at Walmart locations: $7.44
CVS #6401 - Morganton - (16.9 mi)
Photo Center
200 North Green Street
Morganton NC 28655
(828) 437-3141
Price: Cost at CVS locations: $14.99
UPS Store - Morganton - (16.9 mi)
Next To Bank Of America And Tax Office
104 N Green St
Morganton NC 28655
(828) 433-8181
Price: Cost varies by location
Walgreens #19006 - Morganton - (17.2 mi)
Northwest Corner Fleming Dr & Sterling St
101 East Fleming Drive
Morganton NC 28655
(828) 437-2110
Price: Cost at Walgreens locations: $14.99